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EBOOK ´ EPUB The Color Purple ä 9780671727796 FREE Ê ALICE WALKER Ö ❰Read❯ ➵ The Color Purple Author Alice Walker – Dcmdirect.co.uk 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 literatuCelie 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 The Color Purple is an absolute masterpiece about love and redemption Shug Celie Sofia and Nellie are some of the strongest women characters in American fiction I am literally writing this with tears streaming down my cheeksThere is so much to unpack here as Alice Walker deals holistically with the fate of African Americans from the perspective of Africa and the tribes who sold their kinsman to white slavers the devastation of Africa by European colonizers particularly after WWI leading to WWII the violence of in the South particularly aimed towards women female sexualityThere is an infinite depth in this book that can reveal itself and with each successive read The first half of the story is told through letters to God by Celia who is married against her will to Mr We learn that his first name is Albert but we never learn his last name Perhaps this anonymity is symbolic of the widespread rape and spousal abuse in impoverished communities and yet we also see that in the white mayor's family through her sister in law Sofia's eyes is no sane and no less violent Celia was raped by her stepfather and bore two children that subseuently disappeared Her sister refuses Mr in marriage and leaves and thus Celia is given to him Sex for her is a burden and a torture without end You know the worst part? she say The worst part is I don't think he notice He git up there and enjoy himself just the same No matter what I'm thinking No matter what I feel It just him Heartfeeling don't seem to enter into it She snort The fact he can do it like that make me want to kill him p 65 In fact Albert loves the singer Shug who ailing comes to their house and incidentally name drops legendary blues singer Bessie Smith as a friend thus dating the story to the 30s As Celie nurses Shug back to healththe two women develop a deep lasting love for each other that is both physical and spiritual and the first love that Celia has ever felt from another person She say my name again She say this song I'm bout to sing is call Miss Celie's song Cause she scratched it out of my head when I was sickFirst time somebody made something and name it after me p 73 This is one of the first moments where having a box of Kleenex handy is not a luxury Through Shug Celie learns about her body and that she can have pleasure via her breasts and her sex p 78 The book has many characters that transform completely during the book Mr for example will be cursed by Celie when she leaves finally but he will change completely into a tender hearted and remorseful man who accepts his wife's sexuality such as it is and she in turn is able to forgive him In fact at the end of the book there is a beautiful reunion which is somewhat prefigured back on p 57 First time I think about the world What the world got to do with anything I think Then I see myself sitting there uilting tween Shug Avery and Mr Us three together gainst Tobias and his fly speck box of chocolate For the first time in my life I feel just right She and Shug have a spiritual transformation as well evolving from the white borrowed religion of a white God which has born no good for Celie Yeah I say and he give me a lynched daddy a crazy mama a lowdown dog of a step pa and a sister I probably won't ever see again Anyhow I say the God I been praying and writing to is a man And act just like all the other mens I know Trifling forgitful and lowdown p 192 Shug expresses her beliefs this The thing I believe God is inside you and inside everybody else You come into the world with God But only them that search for it inside find it And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking or don't know what you looking for Trouble do it for most folks I think Sorrow lord Feeling like shitIt? I astYeah It God ain't a he or a she but a It p 195 The next two pages are a beautiful eloge to this form or Emersonian deism a powerful arugment for a personal and less judgmental religion Yes Celie she say Everything want to be loved Us sing and dance make faces and give flower bouuets trying to be loved You ever notice that trees to everything to git attention that we do except walk? p 196 I was touched by this ecological message that reminded me of the comments on this that I made in my reviews of The Overstory and The Lord of the Rings From this point on she addresses her letters directly to NellieThe letters written back to Celie from her sister Nettie are hidden for years by a pre repentant Mr In this letters we learn of Nettie's voyage to Africa as a missionary Nellie also has a spiritual transformation as she sees European Christianity's utter disregard for villagers and their traditions with the complete destruction and near elimination of the Olinka culture that she traveled to Africa to help There is just so much depth in this masterpiece that I will stop my review here and just urge you beg you to read this book if you have never done so It is a rare raw look at humanity and suffering but with a powerful compelling message of redemption and hope

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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 I give this book 5 stars to spite the myopic David Gilmours and the VS Naipauls of the world who think books written by women are irrelevant I give this 5 stars to make up for the many 123 star ratings it may receive simply because of Alice Walker's forthright honest portrayal of unpleasant truths that are often conveniently shoved under the carpet so as not to disturb the carefully preserved but brittle structure of dogma and century old misconceptions And I award this 5 stars symbolically on Banned Books Week as an apology for all the cowardly sentiments of the ones who misuse their power by banning books thereby shutting out many powerful voices which demand and need to be heardIn my eyes an author's merit lies not only in their sense of aesthetic beauty but also in the scope and reach of their worldviews which must reflect in their craftAlice Walker's is the voice of one such African American writer that recounts a story which not only breaches the boundaries of an issue like emancipation of women but tries to detect a common pattern in problems plaguing civilizations across continents She gives us one horrifying glimpse after another into the lives of women ravaged by unspeakable brutalities like rape and abuse lives searching for meaning and connection and seeking out that elusive ray of hope amidst the darkness of despair And by the end of the narrative she brings to light with great sensitivity that misogyny sexism and blind patriarchal prejudices are as rampantly in vogue in the urban upscale sphere of American cities as they are in the intractable untameable African landscapesCelie and Nettie Shug Avery Sofia and Mary Agnes Tashi and Olivia All these are but different names and many facets of the same disturbing realityIf the lives of Celie and Nettie are torn apart by sexual abuse and humiliation from childhood then Tashi and other unnamed young African girls of the Olinka tribe are victims of genital mutilation and other forms of psychological and physical tortureIf the men of African American families dehumanize the female members to the point of treating them as mere care givers and sex slaves then the objectification of African women by the men of their families is no less appalling And contrary to accepted beliefs white families in America are just as easily susceptible to misogyny as the African American families areBut Alice Walker doesn't only stop at opening our eyes to the uncivilized aspects of our so called civilized world but also shows us how knowledge of the world and people at large self awareness and education can help exorcize such social evils how it is never too late to gain a fresh perspective start anew and how empowerment of women eventually empowers societyDear David Gilmour if I were a professor of English literature I'd have taught Alice Walker to my students without a shred of hesitation because here's an author who may not possess the trademark sophistication of Virginia Woolf's lyrical prose but who nonetheless fearlessly broaches subjects many masters and mistresses of the craft may balk at dealing withAlice Walker 5 | David Gilmour 0

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The Color PurpleHen 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»ها می‌فروشد خود او را نیز به «آلبرت‌ جانسن گلاور»، مرد سیاه‌پوست بیوه‌ ای واگذار می‌کنند، که در پی خواهرِ «سلی»، «نتی بوسیا» بوده است او با وجود آزار و اذیت مدام «آلبرت» و فرزندانش، سعی می‌کند همسر مطیعی باشد «نتی» از خانه ی پدر فرار می‌کند، و نزد «سلی» می‌آید اما «آلبرت» او را بیرون می‌کند «نتی» قول می‌دهد، برای «سلی» نامه بنویسد، ولی هیچ‌گاه نامه‌ ای به دستش نمی‌رسد ه«ارپو پو»، پسر «آلبرت»، برخلاف رأی پدر، با دختری چاق و سرکش، به‌ نام «سوفیا وینفری» ازدواج می‌کند، و وقتی «هارپو» بنا به توصیه ی پدر، او را کتک می‌زند، در مقابلش می‌ایستد «هارپو» همچنان به زورگوئی‌های خویش ادامه می‌دهد، تا اینکه «سوفیا» او را ترک می‌کند، و بچه‌ هایش را هم با خود می‌برد در همین حین «شاگ ایوری» خواننده و محبوبه ی «آلبرت»، برای دیدن آنان می‌آید «هارپو» خانه‌ اش را به کافه تبدیل می‌کند، و «شاگ» نیز در آنجا برنامه اجرا می‌کند «سوفیا» با محبوب جدیدش، «باستر تیلیس» باز می‌گردد، و کافه را به هم می‌ریزد «شاگ» به «سلی گلدبرگ» می‌قبولاند، که آن‌طور هم که فکر می‌کرده، زشت نیست، و عشق و محبت بین زنان را به او می‌آموزد اما خودش مجبور می‌شود به خاطر پدرش که واعظ محلی آنجاست، کافه را ترک کند، و به ممفیس برود «سوفیا» نیز به خاطر جواب رد دادن به یک زن سفیدپوست، که از او می‌خواهد خدمتکارش باشد، به زندان می‌افتد «سوفیا»ی درمانده، مجبور می‌شود در خانه ی یک زن سفیدپوست، خدمتکاری کند «شاگ» با همسر جدیدش، «گریدی گیلوری» بازمی‌گردد و پی می‌برد که «آلبرت» در تمام این سال‌ها، نامه‌ هائی را که «نتی» برای «سلی» فرستاده، پنهان کرده است «نتی» در نامه‌ ها نوشته که همراه با «ساموئل‌ها»، و فرزندان «سلی»، «آدام» و «آلیویا»، به‌عنوان مبلّغ مذهبی، در آفریقا زندگی می‌کند «سلی» به ممفیس می‌رود «آلبرتِ» پیر و تنها، به رابطه ی «سوفیا» و «هارپو» حسادت می‌کند «سلی» که خانه ی مادریش را از مردی که فکر می‌کرد پدرش است در حالی که ناپدری‌ اش بوده به ارث برده، تبدیل به فروشگاه لباس می‌کند ا شربیانی