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Unformatted text preview: Beloved , a sophisticated and powerfully evocative stream-of-consciousness novel, seems at once as old as Homer, as terrifying as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, as philosophical as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and as familiar as the Bible. Without becoming tedious or pedantic, Morrison blends a number of traditions: • the journey , which takes Sethe from Sweet Home to Baby Suggs's home, across the river from Kentucky on the southern rim of Ohio. The physical journey, made arduous by a mutilated back, swollen feet, and a premature infant, hardly compares with the spiritual journey, which introduces Sethe to freedom and the most precious reward of all, a real family life. In stereotypically male fashion, Paul D follows his own route and, by deliberate indirectness, arrives at the same point. Reunited with Sethe, he is at last able to surrender indirectness, arrives at the same point....
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