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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Alice Walker - The Color Purple

ISBN 9780230201859
Publication Date July 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

This Guide explores the range of key critical responses to Walker's novel, from contemporary reviews to 21st century readings. It examines coverage of various critical issues such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics. Spielberg's film adaptation is also covered.

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

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 


'In this thought-provoking volume, Lister provides a crucial framework to enhance our understanding of Walker's controversial, award-winning novel, and to generate further debate and interest in Walker scholarship.' - Loretta G. Woodard, Marygrove College, USA
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