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Toni Morrison

BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED As young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's secrets and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Then Sula ran away to live her dreams and Nel got married. Ten years later Sula returns and no one, least of all Nel, trusts her. Sula is a story of fear – the fear that traps us, justifying itself through perpetual myth and legend. Cast as a witch by the people who resent her strength, Sula is a woman of uncompromising power, a wayward force who challenges the smallness of a world that tries to hold her down. Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

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Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life. Amazon.com Review In Sula, Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, tells the story of two women--friends since childhood, separated in young adulthood, and reunited as grown women. Nel Wright grows up to become a wife and mother, happy to remain in her hometown of Medallion, Ohio. Sula Peace leaves Medallion to experience college, men, and life in the big city, an exceptional choice for a black woman to make in the late 1920s. As girls, Nel and Sula are the best of friends, only children who find in each other a kindred spirit to share in each girl's loneliness and imagination. When they meet again as adults, it's clear that Nel has chosen a life of acceptance and accommodation, while Sula must fight to defend her seemingly unconventional choices and beliefs. But regardless of the physical and emotional distance that threatens this extraordinary friendship, the bond between the women remains unbreakable: "Her old friend had come home.... Sula, whose past she had lived through and with whom the present was a constant sharing of perceptions. Talking to Sula had always been a conversation with herself." Lyrical and gripping, Sula is an honest look at the power of friendship amid a backdrop of family, love, race, and the human condition. --Gisele Toueg From Library Journal Hearing an author read her own work creates a special ambiance. To hear Morrison read a short, unabridged novel published 24 years ago, to hear in her voice how much she still values the writing, well, who could ask for more? The only drawback is that Morrison, while very much in tune with her characters, often lets her voice drop to a whisper, making these tapes difficult to listen to while driving and almost impossible on a highway with the window open. On the page, Sula is one of her more clearly defined novels?the friendship and later hatred that envelopes the lives of two black women from "the bottom"?but the imagistic nature of the writing means listeners may have to replay passages if they want to follow the action. A small price to pay for a masterpiece.?Rochelle Ratner, formerly with "Soho Weekly News," New York Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Toni Morrison

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

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Toni Morrison

The intense friendship shared by two black women raised in an Ohio town changes when one of them leaves to roam the countryside and returns ten years later.

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Toni Morrison

Sula and Nel are two young black girls: clever and poor. They grow up together sharing their secrets, dreams and happiness. Then Sula breaks free from their small-town community in the uplands of Ohio to roam the cities of America. When she returns ten years later much has changed, including Nel, who now has a husband and three children. The friendship between the two women becomes strained and the whole town grows wary as Sula continues in her wayward, vagabond and uncompromising ways.

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A Study Guide for Toni Morrison's "Sula," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Koblenz-Landau, language: English, abstract: This term paper deals with the novel Sula by Toni Morrison. Since the novel is written by an African-American writer it contains the different association of good and evil mentioned above. In addition, Sula deals with typical African-American folklore and through this blurs the lines between good and evil. Therefore, this paper will at first explain how good and evil are understood in African-American culture. The main part is an analysis of different scenes and characters in Sula. It will show how good and evil are treated in Sula, in consideration of the given examples in the first part. In the end, a conclusion will concentrate on the different views and possible interpretations of Sula and other main characters, from a Western and African-American point of view.

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on The Bluest Eye & Sula covers two of Toni Morrison’s unforgettable novels. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, focuses on Pecola Breedlove, a lonely, young black girl living in Ohio in the late 1940s. Through Pecola, Morrison exposes the power and cruelty of white, middle-class American definitions of beauty. Sula, Morrison’s second novel, focuses on a young black girl named Sula, who matures into a strong and determined woman in the face of adversity and the distrust, even hatred, of her by the black community in which she lives. Morrison delves into the strong female relationships and how these bonds nurture and threaten individual identity. This study guide will take you beneath the surface of Morrison’s complex characters to uncover their universal themes. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include Complete character lists A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Character analyses of major players Glossary of difficult terms Critical essays Review questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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It is said that Toni Morrison was worried while she was writing “Sula.” She was concerned because the novel mainly focused on a black community for a largely white readership. She wanted to address this issue. She created the Preface. “Sula” was not economically successful because the sales were not high, but it was very well received by literary critics. The book was nominated in 1975 for a National Book Award. It also won the Ohioana Book Award. Most of the reviews were highly positive and it was widely discussed in several study circles in the United States and several other countries. Literature Companion: Sula Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

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The five mermaid friends visit King Neptune's Palace. There they learn about the magical singing shells—and the loss of the one shell that has the power to calm the sea. The next day, there is a bad storm, and Coral, Melody, Jasmine, and Rosa are trapped. Can Sula conquer her fears and rescue her friends?

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Rosetta James,Louisa S. Nye

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on The Bluest Eye & Sula covers two of Toni Morrison’s unforgettable novels. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, focuses on Pecola Breedlove, a lonely, young black girl living in Ohio in the late 1940s. Through Pecola, Morrison exposes the power and cruelty of white, middle-class American definitions of beauty. Sula, Morrison’s second novel, focuses on a young black girl named Sula, who matures into a strong and determined woman in the face of adversity and the distrust, even hatred, of her by the black community in which she lives. Morrison delves into the strong female relationships and how these bonds nurture and threaten individual identity. This study guide will take you beneath the surface of Morrison’s complex characters to uncover their universal themes. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include Complete character lists A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Character analyses of major players Glossary of difficult terms Critical essays Review questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Babette Lippmann

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Koblenz-Landau, language: English, abstract: This term paper deals with the novel Sula by Toni Morrison. Since the novel is written by an African-American writer it contains the different association of good and evil mentioned above. In addition, Sula deals with typical African-American folklore and through this blurs the lines between good and evil. Therefore, this paper will at first explain how good and evil are understood in African-American culture. The main part is an analysis of different scenes and characters in Sula. It will show how good and evil are treated in Sula, in consideration of the given examples in the first part. In the end, a conclusion will concentrate on the different views and possible interpretations of Sula and other main characters, from a Western and African-American point of view.

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Pamela Schwalbach

Simeon and Sula’s First Day of School shares the excitement of two children who are attending school for the first time in Tanzania Africa. Their day begins before the sun comes up. They must fetch water from a distant river, find food for their animals and tend to their family needs before they even get their school uniforms on. They must walk many miles to school in African heat and arrive just as the bell rings to greet their headmaster. Learn why sitting on rocks and sharing pencils in the classroom is typical for both Simeon and Sula. Join them as they meet new friends and experience learning during their first day of school.