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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Song of Solomon Ë TONI MORRISON Ï ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Song of Solomon By Toni Morrison ➦ – Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight For the rest of his life he too will be trying to fly With tRustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses liars and assassins the inhabitants of a fully realized black wor One of my absolute favorites partly for the followingYou can't own a human being You can't lose what you don't own Suppose you did own him Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you You really want somebody like that Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door You don't do you And neither does he You're turning over your whole life to him Your whole life girl And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away hand it to him then why should it mean any to him he can't value you than you value yourself

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Fly With this brilliantly imagined novel Toni Morrison transfigures the coming of age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Máruez As she follows Milkman from his Sprawling and epic Song of Solomon paints a vibrant picture of Black social life across midcentury America The coming of age novel follows Milkman Dead a Black man caught in arrested development as he journeys from his hometown in Michigan to rural Pennsylvania and Virginia in a uest for legendary gold after a youth full of waste indecision and wealth As he searches for gold Milkman overcomes hardships of all kinds learns about his heritage and matures; all the while he’s pursued by his fanatical childhood best friend Guitar who’s convinced that Milkman will keep all the gold for himself after promising to gift him part of the sum Along the way Morrison fully renders the inner lives of the Black folk Milkman crosses on his journey toward adulthood from a town janitor to his father’s midwife The novel’s linear and straightforward than the writer’s other work but easily ranks as one of her best

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Song of SolomonMilkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop Song of Epubin a vain attempt at flight For the rest of his life he too will be trying to He walked there now strutted is the better word for he had a high behind and an athlete' stride thinking of names Surely he thought he and his sister had some ancestor some lithe young man with onyx skin and legs as straight as cane stalks who had a name that was real A name given to him at birth with love and seriousness A name that was not a joke nor a disguise nor a brand name Toni Morrison Song of Solomon There’s so much to say about this book Someone described it as kaleidoscopic and I think that's a very apt description It’s probably one of the most complex stories that I’ve read from Morrison; such a rich tapestry of stories including some magical realism symbolism myths and family history There are many characters and each character seems to be so essential not superfluous at all like in some other books Everything was obviously carefully thought out and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Toni MorrisonThe story is a coming of age story of Macon “Milkman” Dead III the son of a rich black man in a Midwestern city I love it when Morrison gives us characters that are deeply flawed yet manages to show some humanity or helps us understand to an extent why a person is the way they are In many cases it’s family history that results in this and in this book we eventually see Milkman going on a journey to discover his past It’s also about the hurt from the past and how that can direct our lives Macon II watched his father getting killed and getting his land stolen and he becomes a man who is focusing on respectability politics a cold man who is all about material possessions and has no joy in his life He’s the only black man with a car in the neighbourhood and he takes his family out every week on a ride a joyless ride a ride out of duty than for anything else“Others watched the family gliding by with a tiny bit of jealousy and a whole lot of amusement for Macon’s wide green Packard belied what they thought a car was for He never went over twenty miles an hour never gunned his engine never stayed in first gear for a block or two to give pedestrians a thrill”Being such a central character I concentrated mostly on Milkman's story the first time I read this This time however I was drawn to the female characters Because I’ve been thinking a lot about emotional work and how women often end up doing that I focused a lot on that during my reading We see that in this book when Milkman’s mother sisters and lovercousin constantly prop him up and nurture him In a sense they are supporting casts to his story and their existence seems to circle around Milkman You'd think they have no story of their own especially if you look at them through Milkman's eyes who doesn’t really acknowledge the work they do; in fact he seems to feel he is being used“Deep down in that pocket where his heart hid he felt used Somehow everybody was using him for something or as something Working out some scheme of their own on him making him the subject of their dreams of wealth or love or martyrdom Everything they did seemed to be about him yet nothing he wanted was part of it”I found Milkman to be uite infuriating and selfish The women in general are trapped by cultural and societal s as well as good old fashioned patriarchy which results in a 40 year old woman being too afraid to tell her father that she has a boyfriend Ruth Milkman's mother says about herself because the fact is that I am a small woman I don't mean little; I mean small and I'm small because I was pressed small She's also described as husbanding her own misery shaping it making of it an art and a Way There is so much anguish and lost lives among most of the woman charactersThere is an exception to the above and that is Pilate who is my favourite Morrison character so far She is very unconventional starting with the fact that she was born with no navel She was a natural healer and among uarreling drunks and fighting women she could hold her own and sometimes mediated a peace that lasted a good bit longer than it should have because it was administered by someone not like themAll in all a wonderful book that will stay with me for a long time