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Book Reviews of Tar Baby

Tar Baby
Tar Baby
Author: Toni Morrison
ISBN-13: 9780452264793
ISBN-10: 0452264790
Publication Date: 9/1/1987
Pages: 305
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
this book is a great read about how relationships between blacks and blacks, whites and blacks and men and women includes raw intensity and raw emotion///a must read
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A great read.
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Tar Baby is a magnificent novel from one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. It is a story of the love affair between a blavk model molded by the whit culture,and a black man who represents everything she fears and desires. Toni Morrison probes deeply and sensitively into relationships between black and whites, blacks and blacks, and women and men, achieving a raw emotional intensity and over whelming narrative drive. A novel by hynotiv, lyrical beauty, Tar Baby, reveals all the shades of feeling as it explores the full spectrum of choices facing women and men in a black adn white world.
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In 1981's Tar Baby, Morrison deals with a different set of cruelties. The six major characters are her most diverse, and the conflicts are both realistic and symbolic, embodying the opposition of wealth and poverty, youth and age, male and female, black and white, in a microcosm of society found on a Caribbean island.
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"Full of sex, violence, myth, wit, and wry wisdom, and the extraordinary sense of place... Keeps you turning pages. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature."
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...It is the story of the love affair between a black model, molded by white culture, and a black man who represents everything she fears and desires.
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Toni Morrison is my favorite author!
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