The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author : Alice Walker
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0156028352
ISBN 13 : 9780156028356
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Book Description:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

Alice Walker s The Color Purple

Alice Walker s The Color Purple
Author : Kheven LaGrone
Publisher : Rodopi
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2009-01
ISBN 10 : 9789042025448
ISBN 13 : 9042025441
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice Walker s The Color Purple Book Description:

Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America's social caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America's Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal abuse. Celie cannot conceive of an escape from her present condition, and so she learns to be passive and unemotional. ButThe Color Purple eventually demonstrates how Celie learns to fight back and how she discovers her true sexuality and her unique voice. By the end of the novel, Celie is an empowered, financially-independent entrepreneur/landowner, one who speaks her mind and realizes the desirability of black femaleness while creating a safe space for herself and those she loves. Through a journey of literary criticism, Dialogue: Alice Walker'sThe Color Purple follows Celie's transformation from victim to hero. Each scholarly essay becomes a step of the journey that paves the way for the development of self and sexual awareness, the beginnings of religious transformation and the creation of nurturing places like home and community.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 201
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781438113760
ISBN 13 : 1438113765
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Book Description:

Presents the story of Celie, a poor, black woman who overcomes a life of abuse due to the support of the females in her life. This edition also offers a compilation of criticism on the characters and themes in this novel. It also features a chronology of the author's life and notes on the contributors.

A Study Guide for Alice Walker s The Color Purple

A Study Guide for Alice Walker s The Color Purple
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2015-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9781410335654
ISBN 13 : 1410335658
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Alice Walker s The Color Purple Book Description:

A Study Guide for Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," 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.

Alice Walker The Color Purple

Alice Walker   The Color Purple
Author : Rachel Lister
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2010-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9781137123985
ISBN 13 : 1137123982
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice Walker The Color Purple Book Description:

Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker's best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader's Guide: • opens with an overview of Walker's work • provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple • examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics • covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and the recent Broadway production. Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker an Analysis

 The Color Purple  by Alice Walker   an Analysis
Author : Katharina Eder
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2011-05
ISBN 10 : 9783640915323
ISBN 13 : 3640915321
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple by Alice Walker an Analysis Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: The Color Purple is Alice Walker's masterpiece, which made the author not only the first female Afro American author to receive a Pulitzer Price but moreover brought her world fame and a broader recognition of her other works. This analysis of the text focuses on motifs, themes and symbolism used in the story. It also talks about the author by giving an in-dept overview not only about her life but also the sociocultural background that shaped this novel. As mentioned before a clear focus is put on themes, symbols and motifs in the novel, which are widely used and therefore also are somehow responsible for the diversity of approaches to reading the novel. The textual analysis is enhanced by a brief summary of the plot, characters and their relationship as well as a compressed paragraph talking about the setting and an overview over some narrative techniques used in the novel.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 301
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : 1690382694
ISBN 13 : 9781690382690
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Book Description:

The Color Purple Study Guide

The Color Purple  Study Guide
Author :
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages :
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781610424585
ISBN 13 : 1610424581
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Study Guide Book Description:

The perfect companion to Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Alice Walker s The Color Purple

Alice Walker s The Color Purple
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House
Total Pages : 191
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017030732
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alice Walker s The Color Purple Book Description:

Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

The Development of Celie in The Color Purple

The Development of Celie in  The Color Purple
Author : Nadja Grebe
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 22
Release : 2010-05-17
ISBN 10 : 9783640624560
ISBN 13 : 3640624564
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Celie in The Color Purple Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institut für Fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Introduction to Postcolonialism, language: English, abstract: [...] In order to meet these ambitions, I will present several general aspects on The Color Purple including setting and formal features in the following chapter. The third and fourth chapters serve as the main part of my paper, since they deal with characteristics and the development of Celie in detail. Consequently, I will seek to uncover reasons for her lack of self-esteem in chapter 3 by taking a closer look to her childhood first. Moreover, I will concentrate on one main problem Celie has to face during her life: sexual discrimination. In this connection, I find it also most important to examine key figures and scenes that have turned her into the woman she is. However, as the story continues, it becomes also obvious that Celie undergoes changes. Thus, Chapter 4 will focus on her identification process and the respective result. While the preceding chapter demonstrates the establishment of Celie’s personality, the attention will now be turned to decisive factors that generate and support her search of identity. Hence, especially the relationship between Celie and Shug, the initiator of her transformation, and marginally the influence of her newly-created social network will be taken into account. Lastly, I will examine the final stage and result of her development: the evolution of a dignified, self-confident woman. Eventually Chapter 5 will provide a brief summary of the discussion. Furthermore, it will evaluate Celie’s process in consideration of the given task and highlight the importance and universal validity of her development. The literature I have concentrated on is in large part taken from journals, that hold a broad range of essays on The Color Purple in general and on the character Celie in particular. However, first and foremost the research refers to Alice Walker’s novel itself. As no single comprehensive analysis on The Color Purple exists, I will not focus on one academic only, but instead take different perspectives into account. However, I would like to point out the essays of Daniel Ross, Charles Proudfit, Emma Waters-Dawson and Trudier Harris, as they were rather useful for my discussion.