El color púrpura/ The Color Purple

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/23/2018
  • Publisher: Debolsillo

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Nominada por los estadounidenses como una de las 100 mejores novelas en la serie de PBS The Great American Read.

Un clásico del feminismo y la lucha contra el racismo del siglo XX.

Esta es la historia de dos hermanas: Nettie, que ejerce como misionera en África, y Celie, que vive en el Sur de Estados Unidos, casada con un hombre al que odia y abrumada por la vergüenza de haber sido violada por quien cree que es su padre. A lo largo de treinta años ambas mantienen el recuerdo y la esperanza de reencontrarse y vuelcan sus sentimientos en unas cartas conmovedoras. Pero la dramática existencia de Celie cambiará cuando entre en su vida la amante de su marido, una extraordinaria mujer llama Shug Avery.

Alice Walker traza en esta ya clásica historia, narrada en formato epistolar, un crudo y sin embargo bello relato del abuso hacia las mujeres y la comunidad afroamericana en los Estados Unidos de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El relato de ambas hermanas, merecedor del Premio Pulitzer y del National Book Award en 1983, se convierte en símbolo de una lucha que aún a día de hoy no hemos acabado de librar.


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.
In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.
The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers.

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