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The Bluest Eye

First published in 1970, The Bluest Eye tells the tragic tale of the racial self-hatred experienced by an unloved poor black girl.  This novel was the first one written by the acclaimed author Toni Morrison.

Call Number for Searching the Shelves

  • PS3563 .O8749

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Harris, Trudier. Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison. 1991.

                       Call Number: PS3563 .O8749 Z67 1991

  • Kubitschek, Missy Dehn. Toni Morrison: A Critical Companion. 1998.

                          Call Number: PS3563 .O8749 Z75 1998

  • Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye 1994.

                        Call Number: PS3563 .O8749 B55 1994

  • Peach, Linden. Modern Novelists: Toni Morrison. 1995.

                     Call Number:  PS3563 .O8749 Z825 1995

LINCCWeb online catalog – SearchTerms

  • Bluest Eye (Title Keywords)
  • Morrison, Toni (Subject Keywords)


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism   Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 10, pg. 354-355

o   Vol. 22, pg. 314-315, 318-319

o   Vol. 55, pg. 196, 200, 205-209

o   Vol. 81, pg. 217-220, 225-229, 233-239, 254-268

o   Vol. 87, pg. 263, 291-292, 294, 304

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction   Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C75 2000

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2300-2303

  • Literature and Its Times  Call Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997

o   Vol  4, pg. 49-57

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

o   Vol. 4, pg. 1802-03

  • Novels for Students   Call Number:  REF PN44 .N937

o   Vol. 1, pg. 66-88

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • Omnifile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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