Toni Morrison's Art: A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved
Toni Morrison, the eighth American to receive the Nobel Prize inLiterature, is perhaps the most formally sophisticated novelist inthe history of African-American literature. Astutely, she describesaspects of human lives and, unlike many other writers, reveals thehope and beauty that underlines the worlds ugliness. Her artisticexcellence lies in achieving a perfect balance between blackliterature and writing abouth the universally truth. Althoughfirmly grounded in the cultural heritage and social concerns ofblack Americans, her work transcends narrowly prescribedconceptions of ethnic literature, exhibiting universal mythicalpatterns and overtones. Her novels, thus, mourn on universalconcerns. The endeavor in this study is to scrutinize the unspokenlexis of Toni Morrison’s works and to unveil the layers ofhumanistic concerns that provide denotations to her words. Earlierstudies on this writer have concentrated on adjudging her as awriter addressing problems of black people. However, this booktries to extend this notion to encompass the problems of wholehuman community by assimilating blacks in the general drama oflife. Before dyeing the strings of Morrison’s novels with thecolour of humanist concerns, this book delineates the term‘Humanism’ from which these humanistic concerns arise.