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📒The Color Purple ✍ Alice Walker
✏The Color Purple Book Summary : 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.
📒Alice Walker S The Color Purple ✍ Kheven LaGrone
✏Alice Walker s The Color Purple Book Summary : 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 ✍ Harold Bloom
✏The Color Purple Book Summary : 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.
📒Alice Walker The Color Purple ✍ Rachel Lister
✏Alice Walker The Color Purple Book Summary : 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 Book Summary : Describes how and why the book "The Color Purple," was adapted to musical theater, including interviews with the producers, author, songwriters, designers, actors, and director.
📒Study Guide To The Color Purple And Other Works By Alice Walker ✍ Intelligent Education
✏Study Guide to The Color Purple and Other Works by Alice Walker Book Summary : A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1983. Titles in this study guide include The Color Purple, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down, The Third Life of Grange, Revolutionary Petunias, Once, Meridian, and In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women, Good Night Willie Lee, and I'll See You in the Morning. As a world renowned author of African American literature, Walker established her reputation in poetry, short stories, essays, novels, and even children's stories. Moreover, she coined the term “womanist” to describe feminist women of color, first exemplified in The Color Purple. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Walker’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
📒The Color Purple ✍ Alice Walker
✏The Color Purple Book Summary : 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
📒Women S Issues In Alice Walker S The Color Purple ✍ Claudia Durst Johnson
✏Women s Issues in Alice Walker s The Color Purple Book Summary : This compelling edition presents a collection of essays on issues about women that are depicted in Alice Walker's The Color Purple. The book examines Walker's life and influences and offers readers a series of essays for consideration on topics such as the revision of traditional gender roles and folk art as a means of survival. Readers are also offered contemporary perspectives on topics related to women's issues such as the impact of domestic violence and feminist ideology.
📒The Color Purple And All That Jazz ✍ Carole Marsh
✏The Color Purple and All That Jazz Book Summary : Kids will learn how black art is used to share ideas, communicate feelings, and impart wisdom, and how creativity brings joy and inspiration to our lives. And, most importantly, how it isn't limited to famous or the talented-you, to can be an artist! This 35-page reproducible book is a sampling of the talent from the past and present. One of the most wonderful things you'll discover is that some of the sweetest words come from the simplest things said by people who were not necessarily professionals. And professional or amateur, black art, like the color purple, is for sharing. We are all grateful for the contributions made and the joy they have brought to our lives. A partial list from the Table of Contents includes: Oscar Peterson Michael Jackson Bill Cosby Sidney Poitier Oprah Winfrey The Achievements The Harlem Renaissance Quotes and Facts Black Writers Write About It Fan Mail
📒Contemporary Women S Writing ✍ Maroula Joannou
✏Contemporary Women s Writing Book Summary : This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.