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The Color PurpleThe Color Purple is a classic With over a million copies sold in the UK alone it is hailed as one of the all time 'greats' of literature inspiring generations of readersSet in the deep American South between the wars it is the tale of Wow I mean Really WowYou know how there are some books and their words wrap around you like a comforting blanket? WellThis Is Not OneThe Color Purple rips the clothes right off of your skin leaving you bare and vulnerable From the first freakin' moment opening the page You are just THERE and you can't be anywhere else but THERE Even when you're notWowHave you seen the movie? I had I thought I was prepared Because the movie was devastating I remember vividly being in the house that me and a couple of college friends rented sitting there in the dark all of us sitting on our furniture chain smoking drinking wine and crying The movie didn't prepare meWalker's words are music Sometimes a sweet melody but mostly a cacophony of pain and sorrow Oh and how the characters change and grow with time how they eventually find peace And the dichotomy of the South and Africa? It makes me yearn to find pieces of literature that can show me the mysteries of that continentI am incoherent and refuse to speak of the summary It's The Color Purple It doesn't need a summaryIt is aliveIt is life

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Hen she meets the glamorous Shug Avery singer and magic maker a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she lov The Color Purple Alice WalkerThe Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name Taking place mostly in rural Georgia the story focuses on the life of African American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture Celie is a poor uneducated 14 year old girl living in the American South in the early 1900s She writes letters to God because her stepfather Alphonso beats her harshly and rapes her continuously Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam Alphonso takes the baby away shortly after his birth Celie has a second child a girl she named Olivia whom Alphonso also abducts Celie's ailing mother dies after cursing Celie on her deathbed Celie and her younger sister 12 year old Nettie learn that a man identified only as Mister wants to marry Nettie Alphonso refuses to let Nettie marry instead arranging for Mister to marry Celie Mister needing someone to care for his children and keep his house eventually accepts the offer Mister and his children whose mother was murdered by a jealous lover all treat Celie badly However she eventually gets Mister's sualid living conditions and incorrigible children under control Shortly thereafter Nettie runs away from Alphonso and takes refuge at Celie's house where Mister makes sexual advances toward her Celie then advises Nettie to seek assistance from a well dressed black woman that she had seen in the general store a while back; the woman had unknowingly adopted Celie's daughter and was the only black woman that Celie had ever seen with money of her own Nettie is forced to leave after promising to write Celie however never receives any letters and concludes that her sister is dead Shortly thereafter Nettie runs away from Alphonso and takes refuge at Celie's house where Mister makes sexual advances toward her Celie then advises Nettie to seek assistance from a well dressed black woman that she had seen in the general store a while back; the woman had unknowingly adopted Celie's daughter and was the only black woman that Celie had ever seen with money of her own Nettie is forced to leave after promising to write Celie however never receives any letters and concludes that her sister is dead تاریخ نخستین خوانش بیست و یکم ماه نوامبر سال 2010 میلادیعنوان به رنگ ارغوان؛ نویسنده آلیس واکر؛ مترجم امیرحسین مهدیزاده؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1388، در 306 ص؛ شابک 9789641851288؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 ماین نویسنده میگوید جهالت بزرگترین دشمن ماست وی میافزاید فکر میکنم «رنگ بنفش» با عشق در ارتباط است، ما نیاز به ارتباط داریمخلاصه داستان «سِلی جکسن»، دختر نوجوان سیاه‌پوستی است، که پدرش فرزندان او را به خانواده «ساموئل‌»

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The Color Purple reader ☆ Paperback ¼ The Color Purple is a classic With over a million copies sold in the UK alone it is hailed as one of the all time 'greats' of literature inspiring generations of readersSet in the deep American South between the wars it is the tale of Celie a young black girl born into poverty and segregation Raped repeaCelie a young black girl born into poverty and segregation Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father' she has two children taken away from her is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage But t Before I get into this review I should let you know that the ONLY thing I knew about The Color Purple is that it was a movie in the 80s I knew nothing about the plot or subject matter – except for a few impressions of seeing Oprah and Whoopi in promotional stills or videos over the years Also I try to avoid reading book summaries unless absolutely necessary as I feel they often give too much away I felt it was important to say this because as I have posted statuses and comments while I was reading it I felt like there was some shock that I didn’t know about it already So now how I was going into this book is all out on the tableWith that being said this book was 100% not what I was expecting This is not a good thing or a bad thing It is just if you asked me to give a one paragraph description of what I was going to be reading about I would have written down nothing nowhere hear this I probably would have said something like “ex slaves trying to survive in the post Civil War South” Well spoiler that is not what it is aboutI will next mention a phrase that kept going through my head as I was trying to prepare to write my review I kept saying to myself that “I am not sure I can should or have any right to write a review of this book” It is a powerful and raw story about subject matter that is important and that I don’t really know a whole lot about Because of that I cannot say for sure how I can possibly do a review justice I decided that while I will do this review it is important to remember that this book transcends any possible viewpoint I have of itOne thing that I came out of this book surprised about is that it is about women women’s rights and female relationships than it is about race Don’t get me wrong race is an important element but the way that the men view and treat women and the way the women look at and treat themselves is the crux of this story As mentioned above this book is raw – not too extreme – but raw enough to warn readers that some of the subject matter is difficult and it may stir up strong emotions especially if you are a womanWhile I found the book to be powerful and important I am going with 4 stars because I struggled at times with the writing I admit that this is just my preference and is all on me Some of you may love the way it is written but I found that it was the reason I found myself taking long breaks from the bookThis book is important to read for any person trying to make sure they hit all the classics Also people with an interest in historical fiction and women’s studies would benefit a lot from this story