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In Search of the Color Purple|Salamishah Tillet
In Search of the Color Purple : The Story of an American Masterpiece
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From a superstar academic and cultural critic, an exploration of Alice Walker's critically acclaimed and controversial novel The Color Purple. Foreword by Gloria Steinem
Afterword by Beverly Guy-Sheftall 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. "[Salamishah] tells a story about a masterpiece without forgetting the extraordinary woman who crafted it and the legions of women made whole because of her work. A bold and vital tale that rightly treats Alice Walker's American classic as if it were a living, breathing being demanding our utmost attention and enduring affection." --New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock

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  • ISBN-13: 9781419735363
  • ISBN-10: 1419735365
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: January 2022
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Page Count: 224

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