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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., in The Bluest Eye she creates a less-sanitized, but more worldly and inclusive view of the Midwest that hews closely to its historical roots. And from this standpoint, Pecola Breedlove emerges as a new kind of Midwestern protagonist who begets an alternative literary lineage. Critical...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... her former novels. More specifically, the abused children of God Help the Child seem to “recapitulate ‘the poor little black girls’ of [the] earlier novels” (182), like Pecola, the sexually assaulted child in The Bluest Eye (1970); or Heed, the child bride of Bill Cosey in Love ; or Florens...