Alice Walker: The Color Purple - Analyse der deutschen Übersetzung

Author: Rebekka Hahn

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638915344


Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Institut fur Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophonie), Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung ins literarische Ubersetzen, 29 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: So manches liest sich in diesem Buch ubrigens wie fur die deutsche Sprache geschrieben, und ein besseres Kompliment [...] kann es nicht geben. Sind Ubersetzer(innen) nicht uberhaupt oft genug so etwas wie engelhafte Vermittler?" (Jung, DIE ZEIT. 11.08.2005.) In solchen und ahnlich subjektiven, unprazisen Bewertungen erschopft sich die heute gangigste Form der literarischen Ubersetzungskritik, die man in Buchrezensionen ubersetzter Werke findet. Meist handelt es sich um eine reine Zieltextkritik, die ohne Bezug auf den Ausgangstext und ohne ausreichende Kenntnis des Ubersetzungsvorgangs entstanden ist. Von der fachmannischen Ubersetzungskritik darf man mehr erwarten als von den beilaufig geausserten ubersetzungskritischen Bemerkungen eines Literaturkritikers" (Albrecht 229). In diesem Sinne soll in der vorliegenden Hausarbeit Helga Pfetschs Ubersetzung von Alice Walkers The Color Purple analysiert werden. Der praktischen Ubersetzungskritik gehen einige theoretische Uberlegungen voraus. Hintergrundinformationen zu Autorin und Werk sowie allgemeine Angaben zur Ubersetzerin und Ubersetzung sollen das Umfeld der Analyse naher beleuchten und das Verstandnis erleichtern. Anhand konkreter Textbeispiele werden dann Kriterien der Ubersetzungskritik veranschaulicht und Ausgangs- und Zieltext miteinander verglichen. Abschliessend erfolgt eine Bewertung der Ubersetzung."

The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409139263

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3075


The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, 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 then 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 loves. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry

Alice Walker's The Color Purple

Author: Kheven LaGrone

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042025441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3005


Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America's social caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America's Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal abuse. Celie cannot conceive of an escape from her present condition, and so she learns to be passive and unemotional. ButThe Color Purple eventually demonstrates how Celie learns to fight back and how she discovers her true sexuality and her unique voice. By the end of the novel, Celie is an empowered, financially-independent entrepreneur/landowner, one who speaks her mind and realizes the desirability of black femaleness while creating a safe space for herself and those she loves. Through a journey of literary criticism, Dialogue: Alice Walker'sThe Color Purple follows Celie's transformation from victim to hero. Each scholarly essay becomes a step of the journey that paves the way for the development of self and sexual awareness, the beginnings of religious transformation and the creation of nurturing places like home and community.

Alice Walker

The Color Purple and Other Works

Author: Mary Donnelly

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761447030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2210


An in-depth analysis of Alice Walker, her writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

The Color Purple

New Edition

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113765

Category: African American women in literature

Page: 201

View: 9323


Presents the story of Celie, a poor, black woman who overcomes a life of abuse due to the support of the females in her life. This edition also offers a compilation of criticism on the characters and themes in this novel. It also features a chronology of the author's life and notes on the contributors.

"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker - an Analysis

Author: Katharina Eder

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640915321


Page: 24

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: The Color Purple is Alice Walker's masterpiece, which made the author not only the first female Afro American author to receive a Pulitzer Price but moreover brought her world fame and a broader recognition of her other works. This analysis of the text focuses on motifs, themes and symbolism used in the story. It also talks about the author by giving an in-dept overview not only about her life but also the sociocultural background that shaped this novel. As mentioned before a clear focus is put on themes, symbols and motifs in the novel, which are widely used and therefore also are somehow responsible for the diversity of approaches to reading the novel. The textual analysis is enhanced by a brief summary of the plot, characters and their relationship as well as a compressed paragraph talking about the setting and an overview over some narrative techniques used in the novel.

The Color Purple (Study Guide)

Teacher Lesson Plans

Author: LessonCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621073742

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Following Common Core Standards, this lesson plan for Alice Walker's, "The Color Purple" is the perfect solution for teachers trying to get ideas for getting students excited about a book. BookCaps lesson plans cover five days worth of material. It includes a suggested reading schedule, discussion questions, essay topics, homework assignments, and suggested web resources. A separate book is also available that contains a companion study guide to the book.

A Study Guide for Alice Walker's The Color Purple

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Alice Walker - The Color Purple

Author: Rachel Lister

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137123982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 4389


Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker's best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader's Guide: • opens with an overview of Walker's work • provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple • examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics • covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and the recent Broadway production. Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work.

The Development of Celie in 'The Color Purple'

Author: Nadja Grebe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640624564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

View: 5507


Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institut für Fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Introduction to Postcolonialism, language: English, abstract: [...] In order to meet these ambitions, I will present several general aspects on The Color Purple including setting and formal features in the following chapter. The third and fourth chapters serve as the main part of my paper, since they deal with characteristics and the development of Celie in detail. Consequently, I will seek to uncover reasons for her lack of self-esteem in chapter 3 by taking a closer look to her childhood first. Moreover, I will concentrate on one main problem Celie has to face during her life: sexual discrimination. In this connection, I find it also most important to examine key figures and scenes that have turned her into the woman she is. However, as the story continues, it becomes also obvious that Celie undergoes changes. Thus, Chapter 4 will focus on her identification process and the respective result. While the preceding chapter demonstrates the establishment of Celie’s personality, the attention will now be turned to decisive factors that generate and support her search of identity. Hence, especially the relationship between Celie and Shug, the initiator of her transformation, and marginally the influence of her newly-created social network will be taken into account. Lastly, I will examine the final stage and result of her development: the evolution of a dignified, self-confident woman. Eventually Chapter 5 will provide a brief summary of the discussion. Furthermore, it will evaluate Celie’s process in consideration of the given task and highlight the importance and universal validity of her development. The literature I have concentrated on is in large part taken from journals, that hold a broad range of essays on The Color Purple in general and on the character Celie in particular. However, first and foremost the research refers to Alice Walker’s novel itself. As no single comprehensive analysis on The Color Purple exists, I will not focus on one academic only, but instead take different perspectives into account. However, I would like to point out the essays of Daniel Ross, Charles Proudfit, Emma Waters-Dawson and Trudier Harris, as they were rather useful for my discussion.

The Color Purple (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610424581

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

View: 8942


The perfect companion to Alice Walker's "The Color Purple," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Contemporary Women's Writing

From The Golden Notebook to The Color Purple

Author: Maroula Joannou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719053399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 8256


This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.

Telling and Writing as Means of Liberation in The Color Purple

Author: Maritta Schwartz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640552784


Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 1998 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), course: Literatur III, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction This essay is going to deal with telling and writing as a means of liberation in the novel The Color Purple. Liberation in this context means, of course, women's liberation. The paper comprises the analysis of the protagonist's motivation for writing, its effects on her and the significance of different dialects. Furthermore the effects of the literary form of the letter as means of articulation will be explained and also the influence of Shug and her feminist language on Celie. Motivation for writing Already at the opening of the novel a reason for Celie's writing is given.: You better not tell anybody but God. It'd kill your mammy.1 Celie takes this warning literally. She is frightened of her father and therefore obeys. Another motivation for Celie's writing we get to know from one of Nettie's letters to Celie: ...I remember one time you said your life made you feel so ashamed you couldn't even talk about it to God, you had to write it, bad as you thought your writing was. Well, now I know what you meant.2 Celie feels guilty and ashamed, because of the alleged incest with her father. She is not allowed to tell anybody (certainly not her mother) but needs to articulate herself somehow to enable herself to cope with her situation. So Celie starts to write her letters to God, when at the age of 14 years her record of sorrow and pain begins. Celie loses her mother and later on also Nettie, her sister. From then on writing becomes even more significant, for it is also a substitute for the mother's and sister's missing love.3 1 Walker, Alice; The Color Purple, London, 1992. (p. 3) 2 ebenda, p. 110 3 Fifer, Elizabeth; "The Dialect And Letters of The Color Purple" in: Rainwater C., Scheick, W: J. (eds.); Contemporary American Woman Writers, Le

Alice Walker’s Use of Epistolary Narrative in "The Color Purple"

Author: Aneeqa Zafar

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656955247

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

View: 8509


Essay from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: Literature, language: English, abstract: This study explores the purpose of Alice Walker’s use of epistolary narrative in her most celebrated novel "The Color Purple". Being a renowned female writer, she deals with the sufferings of the black women who are suppressed. The sufferings and pains are inflicted upon them by the male members of their own society. This research paper aims at the protagonist’s self-discovery who is a black, unlettered and silenced girl of fourteen years in the beginning of the novel but she becomes an independent woman by the end of the novel. This research work will help the reader to understand other’s plight. It will also enable all the suppressed women to fix their problems in patriarchal setup.

Re-reading The Color Purple: Alice Walker's Extended Critique of Racial Integration in the Novel

Author: Franziska Böttcher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638679012

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 24

View: 8021


Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Humboldt-University of Berlin, 11 Literaturquellen, 6 Internetquellen entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The intention of this paper is to show and to analyze Walker’s often underestimated critique of racial relations in the novel The Color Purple. This analysis will be based primarily on a closer look at Nettie’s letters – the narrative’s embedded text that has been neglected by most of the early critical works on the novel. It will be shown that one of the novel’s central questions is: Is a progress in race relations possible? And furthermore, that Walker’s answer to that question is not at all as fairy-tale-like as many critics have claimed the ending of the novel to be. The main sources for my line of argumentation will be, of course, the novel The Color Purple 1 itself, Alice Walker’s essay collection In Search Of Our Mothers’ Gardens, and Linda Selzer’s essay Race and Domesticity in The Color Purple.

The Color Purple

A Memory Book of the Broadway Musical

Author: N.A

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786718443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 3631


Describes how and why the book "The Color Purple," was adapted to musical theater, including interviews with the producers, author, songwriters, designers, actors, and director.

The Color Purple Collection

The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453276432

Category: Fiction

Page: 1062

View: 9683


Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prizewinner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America. The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best American writers of today,” Alice Walker is a master storyteller and a major voice in modern literary fiction.

The Color Purple and All That Jazz!

African American Achievements in the Arts

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635015792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 5878


Kids will learn how black art is used to share ideas, communicate feelings, and impart wisdom, and how creativity brings joy and inspiration to our lives. And, most importantly, how it isn't limited to famous or the talented-you, to can be an artist! This 35-page reproducible book is a sampling of the talent from the past and present. One of the most wonderful things you'll discover is that some of the sweetest words come from the simplest things said by people who were not necessarily professionals. And professional or amateur, black art, like the color purple, is for sharing. We are all grateful for the contributions made and the joy they have brought to our lives. A partial list from the Table of Contents includes: Oscar Peterson Michael Jackson Bill Cosby Sidney Poitier Oprah Winfrey The Achievements The Harlem Renaissance Quotes and Facts Black Writers Write About It Fan Mail

Color Purple, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Christopher Hubert

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738673560

Category: Study Aids

Page: 163

View: 7461


REA's MAXnotes for Alice Walker's The Color Purple MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Color Purple Songbook

Piano/Vocal Selections

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458464326

Category: Music

Page: 88

View: 2999


(Vocal Selections). Our piano/vocal folio features 13 songs from the Oprah Winfrey-produced Broadway adaptation of the powerful Alice Walker novel. Includes: The Color Purple * Hell No! * Mysterious Ways * Push Da Button * Too Beautiful for Words * What About Love? * and more. The arrangements are standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part.