The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0156028352
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0151191549
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years

In Search of The Color Purple

In Search of The Color Purple
Author: Salamishah Tillet
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781683356851
Available:
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple Alice Walker made history in 1982 when she became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. Published in the Reagan era amid a severe backlash to civil rights, the Jazz Age novel tells the story of racial and gender inequality through the life of a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who is haunted by domestic and sexual violence. Prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s epistolary novel and shows how it has influenced and been informed by the zeitgeist. The Color Purple received both praise and criticism upon publication, and the conversation it sparked around race and gender still continues today. It has been adapted for an Oscar-nominated film and a hit Broadway musical. Through archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones (among others), Tillet studies Walker’s life and how themes of violence emerged in her earlier work. Reading The Color Purple at age 15 was a groundbreaking experience for Tillet. It continues to resonate with her—as a sexual violence survivor, as a teacher of the novel, and as an accomplished academic. Provocative and personal, In Search of The Color Purple is a bold work from an important public intellectual, and captures Alice Walker’s seminal role in rethinking sexuality, intersectional feminism, and racial and gender politics.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781409139263
Available:
Release: 2011-12-29
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry

The Color Purple Collection

The Color Purple Collection
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 1062
ISBN: 9781453276433
Available:
Release: 2012-09-11
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prizewinner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America. The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best American writers of today,” Alice Walker is a master storyteller and a major voice in modern literary fiction.

The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780671003777
Available:
Release: 1997-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint.

The Temple of My Familiar

The Temple of My Familiar
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781453223994
Available:
Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple weaves a “glorious and iridescent” tapestry of interrelated lives in this New York Times bestseller (Library Journal). In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. As Walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Temple of My Familiar is the 2nd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

The Color Purple Alice Walker

The Color Purple  Alice Walker
Author: Neil McEwan,Alice Walker
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0582329094
Available:
Release: 1998-01
Editor: Longman Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Building on the formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. The notes enable students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop their own critical thinking. Key features include: study methods; an introduction to the text; summaries with critical notes; themes and techniques; textual analysis of key passages; author biography; historical and literary background; modern and historical critical approaches; chronology; and glossary of literary terms.

The Spark Notes Color Purple

The Spark Notes Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1586634488
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

By the Light of My Father s Smile

By the Light of My Father s Smile
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307816955
Available:
Release: 2012-03-07
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--Susannah, the writer-to-be; her sister, Magdalena; and their father and mother. There, amid an endangered band of mixed-race blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream. Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their magical stories, Walker brilliantly explores the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much prized and necessary original self--and how she regains that self, even as her family's past of lies and love is transformed. . . .

A Study Guide for Alice Walker s The Color Purple

A Study Guide for Alice Walker s The Color Purple
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335654
Available:
Release: 2015-03-13
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Possessing the Secret of Joy
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781453224007
Available:
Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller “as compelling as The Color Purple” (San Francisco Chronicle). In Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Possessing the Secret of Joy is the 3rd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and The Temple of My Familiar.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 761
ISBN: 0547555636
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A single-volume compilation of two works pairs the writer's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning master work with the author-described "romance of the last 500,000 years."

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Allee Willis,Brenda Russell,Stephen Bray
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1423493877
Available:
Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Musicals/Movies/Kids Piano Solos

My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf
Author: Thessaly La Force
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316225007
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Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

Alice Walker Banned

Alice Walker Banned
Author: Alice Walker
Pages: 105
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020713082
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring a reprint of Alice Walker's short stories "Roselily" and "Am I Blue?", this little gift book carries a serious message about censorship. Holt's Introduction decribes past forms of literary censorship in the United States and places the contemporary banning of books within that history.

Sites of Slavery

Sites of Slavery
Author: Salamishah Tillet
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780822352617
Available:
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Sites of Slavery Salamishah Tillet examines how contemporary African American artists and intellectuals—including Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walker—turn to the subject of slavery in order to understand and challenge the ongoing exclusion of African Americans from the founding narratives of the United States.

Why Don t Country Flags Use The Color Purple

Why Don t Country Flags Use The Color Purple
Author: After Skool
Pages: 46
ISBN: 0578489244
Available:
Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Kram Gallery LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are 196 countries on earth and none of them use purple on their national flag! What's wrong with purple? It's such a popular color today. Why would no country want it on their flag? Sometimes the simplest questions have the most extraordinary answers! This is the incredible true story of purple! Take a journey back to a time when purple dye was worth more than gold, diamonds or castles. This book was inspired by our original animation that has gone viral across the world. We decided to expand the story and enhance the art. Our mission is to make learning fun and to teach ideas that you won't necessarily find in a classroom.

Alice Walker The Color Purple

Alice Walker   The Color Purple
Author: Rachel Lister
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781137262639
Available:
Release: 2010-06-30
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Racial and gender oppression in Alice Walker s The Color Purple

Racial and gender oppression in Alice Walker s  The Color Purple
Author: Katharina Pangritz
Pages: 20
ISBN: 334608891X
Available:
Release: 2019-12-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 3,0, Universität Rostock (Anglistik), Veranstaltung: Black History in America, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: "The Color Purple" is one of the first novels that deals in detail with the oppression of African-American women. On the one hand it has been the first book by a female African-American writer that received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and has until today been part of the canon of the African-American women's literature, but on the other hand it also has been criticized for the negative portrayal of men. In this term paper I want to analyze the intentions of the author Alice Walker to write about the theme of female oppression. At first I exemplify the two occurring forms of female oppression, sexism and racism, by the main characters of the novel. By regarding the numerous interviews Alice Walker has given concerning her writings and by regarding her biography, I will outline her intentions and determine whether she wrote about female oppression due to her own experiences with the theme or whether she had other motives.