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- The Color Purple
// Magill Book Reviews;
The life story of a poor, black woman in rural Georgio in the first half of this century brings alive issues which concern us today. This best-seller offers a rich literary experience. Highly recommended. Winner of 1982 Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award for Fiction.
- Book reviews: Fiction.
Rogers, Michael // Library Journal;
Reviews the novel `The Color Purple,` by Alice Walker.
- Writing from Models.
Rogers, Michael // Literary Cavalcade; Jan1999, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p32
Describes key ingredients to developing characters in writing, based on excerpts from the book `The Color Purple,' by Alice Walker. Physical appearance; Speech; Behavior and motivation; Response and change; Includes instructions for a writing project. INSET: Writing Project: Creating A...
- General Editor's Preface.
Meyer, Michael J. // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, preceding p4
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses articles about the book "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker.
- July 1 event with Alice Walker at new venue.
Meyer, Michael J. // Windy City Times; 6/26/2013, Vol. 28 Issue 38, p70
The article offers information on the Women and Children First book reading event featuring Alice Walker, author of the book "The Color Purple," to be held on July 1, 2013 at the First Free Church in Chicago, Illinois.
- Humor, subjectivity, resistance: The case of laughter in The Color Purple.
Taylor, Carol Anne // Texas Studies in Literature & Language; Winter94, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p462
Discusses the use of laughter in Alice Walker's novel `The Color Purple.' Representation of oppression in literature; Merger of the subjectivities of Walker's characters; Sharing of the characters' capacity for humorous rapport; Presentation of humor in the characters' dialogue.
- Books: The Color Purple.
Decarnin, Camilla // Advocate; 4/14/83, Issue 365, p39
Reviews the book 'The Color Purple,' by Alice Walker.
- The Color Purple.
Walker, Alice // Literary Cavalcade; Jan1999, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p4
Presents an excerpt from the book `The Color Purple' which tells the story of a young African-American woman in a series of letters to God. INSET: I'll Make Me a World.
- CELIE'S SEARCH FOR IDENTITY: A PSYCHOANALYTIC DEVELOPMENTAL READING OF ALICE WALKER'S THE COLOR PURPLE.
Proudfit, Charles L. // Contemporary Literature; Spring91, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p12
Focuses on the publication of 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker. Criticisms on the book The Color Purple; Interpretations of the book; Highlights of the book.
- Southern Jewish Life.
Brook, Larry // Southern Jewish Life; Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p3
The author opposes the public stand made by Alice Walker, author of the book "The Color Purple" regarding her participation in the flotilla to bring letters of solidarity to the people of Gaza. Walker claims that her participation in the flotilla is a reverential tribute to all Jews who came to...
Brook, Larry // Gay & Lesbian Times; 2/10/2005, Issue 894, p28
Focuses on Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple".
- Alice Walker refuses to authorize Hebrew version of The Color Purple.
Brook, Larry // New Jersey Jewish News; 6/21/2012, Vol. 66 Issue 25, p37
The article reports on author Alice Walker who has refused to authorize the Hebrew translation of her prize winning book "The Color Purple."
- THE CURIOUS CASE OF ALICE WALKER.
THOMAS, MATT // Capital Xtra (Ottawa); 10/10/2013, Issue 260, p36
The article offers information on the author Alice Walker who is the recipient of Pulitzer Prize with her winning novel "The Color Purple" and who started writing poetry as a way of showing herself and comprehend her world in the side of poverty and racism.
- Alice Walker: (b. 1944).
THOMAS, MATT // At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writ;
Alice Walker calls herself a womanist and an earthling, choosing to identify with women's culture and with the "beautiful mother" from whom we come and to whom we all eventually return. Asserting that our species doesn't stand much of a chance unless we do something really different, she has...
- Race and domesticity in The Color Purple.
Selzer, Linda // African American Review; Spring95, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p67
Discusses race and domesticity in Alice Walker's novel `The Color Purple.' Domestic perspective of narrators; Articulation of kinship trope for race relations; Criticism of missionary work.
- Lacking policy, WV school board orders books off the shelves.
Glick, Andrea; Olson, Renee // School Library Journal; Jan98, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p13
Reports the removal of `The Color Purple' and 17 other books from library shelves following a complaint filed by a parent at the Jackson County Board of Education in West Virginia. Plans for a district policy on material challenges; Reactions of school librarians on the issue.
- Towards a map of mis(sed) reading: The presence of absence in The Color Purple.
Hall, James C. // African American Review; Spring92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p89
Focuses on Alice Walker's exploration of the relationship between the emptying of literary space and the fulfillment of female identity in the novel `The Color Purple.' Presentation of a claim for `space' through the critique of patriarchal theological structures that are theocratic by...
- Deity, Distortion and Destruction.
Gregory, Norma J. // Black Theology: An International Journal; Oct2013, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p363
A literary criticism of the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker is presented. It states that the book offers a distorted, confused presentation of God, which is attributable to the inability of people to understand the deity of suffering and destruction. It states that the God in "The Color...
- The Year in Books.
Gregory, Norma J. // Bookmarks (15460657); Mar/Apr2013, Issue 63, p64
The article lists award-winning and notable books in 1983 including "The Color Purple, "by Alice Walker, "Is There No Place on Earth for Me?," by Susan Sheehan and Robert M. Coles, and "Jane Fonda's Workout Book," by Jane Fonda.
- THE COLOR PURPLE.
Gregory, Norma J. // New Yorker; 9/6/1982, Vol. 58 Issue 29, p106
The article reviews the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker.
- Expressions of `black humor': Laughter as resistance in Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Zora...
Woodard, Helena // Texas Studies in Literature & Language; Winter94, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p431
Discusses Alice Walker's views on the emergence of feminism and black expression as reflected in her search for Zora Neale Hurston's biographical and literary past. Definition of womanism; Walker's dichotomous construction of laughter and tears as presented in her novel `The Color Purple';...
- Alice Walker's The Color Purple: Redefining God and (Re)Claiming the Spirit Within.
Thyreen, Jeannine // Christianity & Literature; Autumn1999, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p49
The article focuses on the novelist Alice Walker's book "The Color Purple." The author would like to propose that her novel grounds the spiritual/theological element so intricately in the material, physical and bodily reality of blacks (particularly women) during the first half of the twentieth...
- Fiction into Film-A Discussion of The Color Purple.
Thyreen, Jeannine // Hurricane Alice; Spring1987, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p4
Reports on a panel discussion of Alice Walker's book "The Color Purple" and the film, which was sponsored by the Feminist Studies in Literature at the University of Minnesota. Participation by Shirley Garner, Lucie Arbuthnot, Toni McNaron, Delores Wade, John Wright, Michael and Bibby as panelists.
- With Alice Walker, expect the unexpected.
Thyreen, Jeannine // Reading Today; Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p24
The article focuses on Alice Walker, one known Pulitzer Prize winner of the U.S. and the author of the books "The Color Purple," "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. Inner Light in a Time of Darkness," and "Why War is Never a Good Idea." She shares that she used to write out her speeches...
- THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY.
Thyreen, Jeannine // Jet; 4/23/2007, Vol. 111 Issue 16, p20
This article discusses African-American history. Writer Alice Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction during April of 1983 for her book "The Color Purple." Engineer and inventor Elijah McCoy patented the machinery lubricator attachment in April of 1887. The device made it possible for...
- `Looking at the Back of Your Head': Mirroring Scenes in Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy.
Pifer, Lynn; Slusser, Tricia // MELUS; Winter98, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p47
Scrutinizes Alice Walker's books `Possessing the Secret of Joy,' and the `The Color Purple.' Comparison of female protagonists of the two books; Application of Jacques Lacan's mirror stage theory on the character of Celie in `The Color Purple'; Description on the character Tashi's self image in...
- "Us": Southern Black Communal Subjectivity and Male Emergence in Alice Walker's The Color Purple.
Manora, Yolanda M. // Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South; Fall/Winter2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3/4, p77
The article reviews the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker.
- Cultivating Black Lesbian Shamelessness: Alice Walker's The Color Purple.
LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER S. // Rocky Mountain Review; Fall2012, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p158
The article discusses Alice Walker's 1982 novel "The Color Purple" and its particular treatment of black lesbian shamelessness, which is defined by its celebration of how same-sex relationships sustain and nurture the lives of African-American women. Ways in which the awards won by the novel...
- The Color Purple.
Gussow, Adam // Chicago Review; Summer1983, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p124
The article critically evaluates the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker. "The Color Purple" is the story of five women--black, battered, and ultimately triumphant over a world that seems to have been designed to drive a black woman mad. Walker's language is incandescent, heated with love...
- The Color Purple.
Gussow, Adam // Teen Ink; Feb2000, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p47
The article reviews the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker.
- Reflections on The Color Purple.
Stanley, Anna E. // Hurricane Alice; Spring1983, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p5
Discusses the depiction of Black women in the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker. Portrayal of the intricate bonding of Black women in their pain and joy; Consideration of the healing, reconciliation and blending themes among the characters; Virtues that Black women used to heal themselves...
- Sex taboo in literary translation in China: A study of the two Chinese versions of The Color Purple.
Ziman, Han // Babel; 2008, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p69
Descriptions of sexuality are of great artistic values in many literary works. While translated into Chinese, such descriptions are often deleted or euphemized. These deletions and euphemizing are mostly lauded by translation scholars in China, who believe that they are justified by the...
- `Preachin' the Blues': Bessie Smith's secular religion and Alice Walker's The Color Purple.
Marvin, Thomas F. // African American Review; Fall94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p411
Traces the African beliefs about the spiritual power of music. Focus on Bessie Smith's song `Preachin' the Blues,' and the book `The Color Purple,' by Alice Walker; Smith's secular religion; Controversy over the evil influence of blues and jazz; African Americans' adoption of the word `blues';...
- Introduction: To Follow the Hero's Journey.
LaGrone, Kheven // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, preceding p4
The author ponders on the literary significance of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Color Purple." He describes the character of Celie. He considers the criticisms against the book. He explains why the book embodies personal transformation and empowerment. He addresses the...
- We Need a Hero: African American Female Bildungsromane and Celie's Journey to Heroic Female Selfhood in Alice Walker's The Color Purple.
Smith, Brenda R. // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p3
The Color Purple is Alice Walker's response to the need for representations of heroic females in African American women's literature and in their lives. This essay analyzes Walker's crafting of modern myth, focusing on the ways in which Walker adapts and transforms the archetypal male and female...
- Alice Walker's The Color Purple: Womanist Folk Tale and Capitalist Fairy Tale.
Lambert, Raphaël // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p43
Alice Walker's The Color Purple draws on both oral folktales and feminist tales to convey a renewed, more positive image of female characters. However, the progressiveness of Walker's story is deceptive as the story also reproduces fairytales' celebration of free-market economy and Calvinist...
- Rendering the African-American Woman's God through The Color Purple.
Andujo, Patricia // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p61
This essay covers the development of the African-American female within the African-American literary tradition, while locating religion as a central influence of her strength, character, and dedication to her family and community. This study uses Alice Walker's The Color Purple to demonstrate...
- God is (a) Pussy: The Pleasure Principle and Homo-Spirituality in Shug's Blueswoman Theology.
Moore, Marlon Rachquel // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p77
The writer argues that Shug Avery's theological perspectives and her multiple roles in Celie's life construct Shug as a "Blueswoman evangelist." The essay explores how Shug's evangelism facilitates Celie's spiritual growth and how her message hinges upon the acknowledgement of the spiritual...
- Witnessing and Testifying: Transformed Language and Selves in The Color Purple.
Huskey, R. Erin // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p95
With The Color Purple, Alice Walker demonstrates that social change begins on a very personal level. By telling the stories of these characters through their letters, she offers an intensely personal and individualized engagement with the revitalization of language and form--both literary and...
- "My Man Treats Me Like a Slave": The Triumph of Womanist Blues over Blues Violence in Alice Walker's The Color Purple.
George, Courtney // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p119
In "'My Man Treats Me Like a Slave': The Triumph of Womanist Blues over Blues Violence in Alice Walker's The Color Purple," Courtney George argues that, through the characters of Shug, Sofia, Squeak, and Celie, Walker posits a womanist blues that directly confronts the male blues perspective of...
- Alice Walker's Revisionary Politics of Rape.
Field, Robin E. // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p149
This essay argues that Alice Walker fundamentally transforms how rape is represented in American literature through the narrative strategies and revolutionary politics portrayed in The Color Purple. This novel places readers within the rape victim's consciousness via the use of a first-person...
- Significance of Sisterhood and Lesbianism in Fiction of Women of Color.
Sangwan, Uplabdhi // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p173
In The Color Purple Alice Walker exemplifies the idea that erotic or emotional bonds between women of color can provide them with the strength to counter the experience of marginalization arising out of their sex, race and class. The paper discusses that in The Color Purple the protagonist Celie...
- Homeward Bound: Transformative Spaces in The Color Purple.
Russell, Danielle // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p195
"Homeward Bound: Transformative Spaces in The Color Purple," explores the intimate relationship between identity and location. The spaces that the central figure, Celie, occupies shape and reshape her character. Place is a subjective experience in Walker's novel. Identity is not fixed or static;...
- Focalization Theory and the Epistolary Novel: A Narrative Analysis of The Color Purple.
Ping Zhou // Dialogue (15749630); 2009, Vol. 5, p287
An epistolary novel is a novel written in the form of a series of letters exchanged among the characters of the story. Focalization or point of view is an important concept in narratology, referring to the choice of a perspective from which the story is told . This essay scrutinizes Alice...
- the color purple as everybody's protest art.
Early, Gerald // Antioch Review; Summer1986, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p261
Features the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker and its comparison to the film version directed by Steven Spielberg.
- Alice Walker.
Dreifus, Claudia // Progressive; Aug89, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p29
Interviews award-wining African-American author Alice Walker. Popular works; Response to mixed reviews of the novel 'The Temple of My Familiar'; Portrayal of black male characters in 'The Color Purple'; Political activism; Positions in certain issues; Appreciation of colors in nature.
- Loving Her.
Lester, Toni // Black Issues Book Review; May/Jun2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p55
Focuses on the books by Afro-American lesbian writers which depict Afro-American heterosexuality. Mainstream publishing opportunities for the majority of Afro-American women writers; Information on the book `The Color Purple,' by Alice Walker; Difficulties of publishing in mainstream presses.
- Have you Read?
Lester, Toni // Bookmarks (15460657); Jul/Aug2011, Issue 53, p8
The article looks at the books recommended by the author for children, young adults and adults. These books include "Water for Elephants," by Sara Gruen, which tells a story in the circus during the great depression, and "Life As We Knew It," by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which tells a story of how...
- Celie's Emancipation in the novel "The Color Purple".
Singh, Sonal; Gupta, Sushma // International Transactions in Humanities & Social Sciences; Jul2010, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p218
Alice Walker is one of the best-known contemporary African-American women writers.Her novel The Color Purple portrays the struggle of black women for their own identity, self-esteem and independence. The Color Purple is Alice Walker's most famous work, which was published in 1982 and was awarded...
- The Color Purple in Retrospect: Twenty years after the debut, the film's beauty never fades.
Davis, Bernadette Adams // Black Issues Book Review; Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p18
This article focuses on the success of the film adaptation of the book "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker. Criticism on the story of the novel; Background on the film which was directed by Steven Spielberg; Focus of the novel on African American culture.