Alice Walker's the Color Purple by Harold Bloom
(Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple" is the story of Celie, a poor, black woman who overcomes a life of abuse due to the support of the females in her life. Walker, an advocate for African-American feminism, created a novel with a strong community of black women that has resonated with readers of both genders and all backgrounds. This completely updated edition offers a fresh compilation of important current criticism on the unforgettable characters and powerful themes in Walker's classic work. Alice Walker's "The Color Purple, New Edition" also features a chronology of the author's life and notes on the contributors, making it a great choice for libraries looking to enhance their collection of thoughtful and accessible literary criticism.
 

About Harold Bloom

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Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than thirty books include "The Best Poems of the English Language", "The Art of Reading Poetry", and "The Book of J". He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.
 
Published April 30, 2008 by Chelsea House Pub (T). 191 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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