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Alice Walker - The Color Purple

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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15 July 2010

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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...

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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.

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Walker's novel is a popular and widelystudied text at both secondary and undergraduate level
This Guide is one of the first volumes to offer a comprehensive overview of the key criticism surrounding the novel
Covers Spielberg's film adaptation and the recent Broadway production
 

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Conception and Reception of The Color Purple
Defining The Color Purple: Questions of Genre
The Color Purple and The Politics of Language
Language and Subjectivity in The Color Purple
Reading Race in The Color Purple
Class and Consumerism in The Color Purple
The Color Purple: Feminist Text?
Gender and Sexuality in The Color Purple 
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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RACHEL LISTER is Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, University of Durham, UK.

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RACHEL LISTER is Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, University of Durham, UK.

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