In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece

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In 1982, Alice Walker made history when she became the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. But Walker’s novel, which tells the story of a young girl in Jazz Age Georgia, received as much criticism as praise. It launched heated conversations about race, gender, language, and sexual violence that echo to today.

In this gem-like examination of the novel, the film by Steven Spielberg, and the hit Broadway musical, prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s work and its lasting importance. Based on archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones, among others, In Search of The Color Purple is a provocative and personal book, a bold debut from an important public intellectual.

Foreword by Gloria Steinem
Afterword by Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions7.9 × 5.1 × 0.7 in
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Date Published

January 18, 2022

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

224

Publisher

Abrams

Year Published

2022

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