Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Top ten modern epistolary novels

Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst are the authors of a horror novella, The Night Visitors. One of their ten top modern epistolary novels, as shared at the Guardian:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)

Celie begins by addressing herself to God, who does not reply. The epistolary form here comments on the way the violence of racism and misogyny colours the lives of black women in 1930s rural Georgia and isolates them from each other: Celie from her sister, from her children, from her lover. When the characters are finally reunited, the letters stop. JA
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Color Purple is among Sarai Walker's ten top novels about women's political awakening, Hollie McNish's top ten literary works about breasts, Sarah Alderson's top ten feminist icons in children's and teen books, Bruna Lobato's top ten must-read classics by African American authors, Hanna McGrath's top five fictional characters who tell it like it is, Andy McSmith's top ten books of the 1980s, and Sophie Ward's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue