Beloved

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sethe, a former slave, is talking to her daughert, Denver. She is warnig her never to return to Sweet Home, the plantation were Sethe and her husband lived torturous existences and from which they escaped... but only Sethe with her life.

"'...So, Denver, you can't never go there. Never. Because even though it's all over- over and done with- it's going to always be there waiting for you...' Denver picked at her fingernails. 'If it's still there, waiting, that must mean that nothing ever dies.' Sethe looked right in Denver's face. 'Nothing ever does,' she said." (Morrison)

Isn't this great?!?! Damn, I wish I could write shit this good. "Beloved", a trully spellbinding novel, full of ghosts, sorcery, death, love, suffering... all the elements that make for great magical realism. And an American wrote it! Wow! Give Toni Morrison another Nobel Prize, dammit!

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