Alice Walker

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

Alice Walker

Author: Mary Donnelly

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761447030

Page: 159

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

The Color Purple

Every single time I read this book, I walk away as a slightly better person than I was when I picked it up' Tayari Jones 'I think that The Color Purple was the first book that made me think that I could try to be a writer - or that made me ...

The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409139263

Page: 256

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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

The Color Purple

Presents a collection of critical essays about Alice Walker's The color purple.

The Color Purple

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113765

Page: 201

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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.

Alice Walker

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this established text remains an essential guide to the work of a key US author as it explains her unique place in contemporary American letters.

Alice Walker

Author: Maria Lauret

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267550

Page: 304

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Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple', is one of America's major and most prolific writers. She is also among its most controversial. How has Walker's work developed over the last forty years? Why has it often provoked extreme reactions? Does Walker's cultural, political and spiritual activism enhance or distort her fiction? Where does she belong in the evolving tradition of African American literature? 'Alice Walker, second edition': * examines the full range of Walker's prose writings: her novels, short stories, essays, activist writings, speeches and memoirs * has been thoroughly revised in the light of the latest scholarship and critical developments * brings coverage of Walker's work right up to date with a new chapter on 'Now is the Time to Open Your Heart' (2004), and discussion of her recent non-fictional writing, including 'Overcoming Speechlessness' (2010) * traces Walker's lineage back to nineteenth-century visionary black women preachers and activists * assesses Walkers prose oeuvre both in terms of its literary and its activist merits and shortcomings. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this established text remains an essential guide to the work of a key US author as it explains her unique place in contemporary American letters.

Alice Walker

Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.

Alice Walker

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115164

Page: 148

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Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.

ZORA In Search of Zora Neale Hurston

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The Other Side of the Story

place, the cache, the ruses to enable posting letters, and especially the letters
received in return.1 Indeed, the violations of realist ... Maria K. Mootry-Ikerionwu
opposes Walker's ideas to her "craft," "which doesn't quite carry off her vision,"
and finds the letters to God as ... Tamar Katz elegantly points out how The Color
Purple refrains from exploiting many of the most characteristic conventions of the
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The Other Side of the Story

Author: Molly Hite

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501726315

Page: 186

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According to Molly Hite, a number of influential contemporary women novelists—notably Jean Rhys, Doris Lessing, Alice Walker, and Margaret Atwood—attempt innovations in narrative form that are more radical in their implications than the dominant modes of fictional experimentation characterized as postmodernist. In The Other Side of the Story, Hite makes the point that these innovations, which distinguish the genre she calls contemporary feminist narrative, are more radical precisely because their context is the critique of a culture and a literary tradition apprehended as profoundly masculinist.

Alice Walker s Metaphysics

This book contends that Walker instills metaphysical elements throughout her writing, including the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Color Purple.

Alice Walker s Metaphysics

Author: Nagueyalti Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538123983

Page: 220

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Drawing on poetry, novels, short stories, children’s books, and essays, Nagueyalti Warren explores the spiritual aesthetic that informs Alice Walker’s creative output. This book contends that Walker instills metaphysical elements throughout her writing, including the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Color Purple.

Alice Walker

Examines the life and career of the African American woman who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "The Color Purple."

Alice Walker

Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756534747

Page: 112

View: 906

Examines the life and career of the African American woman who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "The Color Purple."

Everyday Use

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

Everyday Use

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813520766

Page: 229

View: 216

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

Be the People

Rebecca Walker as cited in Bridget Bland, “Alice Walker's Estranged Daughter
Makes Startling Revelations About 'Color Purple' ... Feminist Fantasies (Dallas:
Spence, 2003), 207. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 280 noteS
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Be the People

Author: Carol Swain

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949432

Page: 336

View: 512

“Be the People is a courageous analysis of today’s most pressing issues, exposing the deceptions by the cultural elite and urging ‘We the People’ to restore America’s faith and values.”—Sean Hannity “There are many good books but only a few really important ones. Dr. Carol Swain’s Be the People is one of the latter. Brave, informed, candid, and thoughtful, she brings her fine academic mind to bear on the most pressing needs facing our country.”—Tony Perkins “A courageous, challenging, and controversial call to Americans of all colors to return to their Creator and to come to their Judeo-Christian senses.”—Dr. Peter A. Lillback “In Be the People Professor Carol Swain thoughtfully examines the biblical roots and religious significance of today’s most pressing issues. Professor Swain shows how to make your voice heard and how to reclaim America’s faith and values.”—Lou Dobbs An insightful analysis of the forces of deception rapidly reshaping America's morals, social policies, and culture, with a call to specific action, written by a thoughtful and courageous Christian social scientist on the front lines of today's issues. Cultural elites in the media, academia, and politics are daily deceiving millions of Americans into passively supporting policies that are detrimental to the nation and their own best interest. Although some Americans can see through the smokescreen, they feel powerless to redirect the forces inside and outside government that radically threaten cherished values and principles. Drawing on her training in political science and law, Dr. Swain thoughtfully examines the religious significance of the founding of our nation and the deceptions that have infiltrated our daily lives and now threaten traditional families, unborn children, and members of various racial and ethnic groups—as well as national sovereignty itself--and provides action points for the people of this country to make the political system more responsive. The book is divided into two sections: Forsaking what we once knew Re-embracing truth and justice in policy choices It also covers key topics such as: America's shift to moral relativism America's religious roots Abortion's fragile facade Historical and biblical views on families and children Erosion of rule of law, national security, and immigration Racial and ethnic challenges Reclaiming the future

Walker in the Fog

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Thinking About Being Called Simple by a ... 26 , 257 Walker , Alice , 187 Walker ,
Alice : The Color Purple , 187 walkers , 43 Waltner - Toews , David , 111 Yaguchi
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Walker in the Fog

Author: Jeffrey Gene Gundy

Publisher: Telford, Pa. : Cascadia Publishing House

ISBN:

Page: 296

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The first book-length treatment of the flowering of American Mennonite writing of the last two decades, this book combines careful scholarship with Jeff Gundy's frank, sometimes sardonic, often funny, deeply engaging commentary on Mennonite writing and culture. Gundy explores important Mennonite authors--Patrick Friesen, William Stafford, Julia Kasdorf, Jean Janzen, Keith Ratzlaff, and many others--as well as crucial issues and themes--power and authority, myths of origin and possibility, heresy and community.

Creating Black Americans

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1980 police who ... Publication ofAlice Walkers (b. 1944) novel, The Color Purple,
which receives the American Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Harold Washington
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Creating Black Americans

Author: Nell Irvin Painter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195137558

Page: 458

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Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

Once

Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight.

Once

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453224017

Page: 86

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Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker’s entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker’s talents are prodigious, yet it’s her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Documentation Sur la Recherche F ministe

Anyway , let me start by reading to you ( my Presbyterian background ) some text
from Alice Walker . It probably sounds odd in a Scotch accent ... or maybe it
doesn't . Maybe the empowerment of women rendered with such rendering
compassion in The Color Purple , is fact , not fiction . ... We have to note that
historically men have tried fairly hard to do this — this is what the separation of
sexual life from ...

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Neo segregation Narratives

This study of what Brian Norman terms a neo-segregation narrative tradition examines literary depictions of life under Jim Crow that were written well after the civil rights movement.

Neo segregation Narratives

Author: Brian Norman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337358

Page: 214

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This study of what Brian Norman terms a neo-segregation narrative tradition examines literary depictions of life under Jim Crow that were written well after the civil rights movement. From Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, to bestselling black fiction of the 1980s to a string of recent work by black and nonblack authors and artists, Jim Crow haunts the post-civil rights imagination. Norman traces a neo-segregation narrative tradition--one that developed in tandem with neo-slave narratives--by which writers return to a moment of stark de jure segregation to address contemporary concerns about national identity and the persistence of racial divides. These writers upset dominant national narratives of achieved equality, portraying what are often more elusive racial divisions in what some would call a postracial present. Norman examines works by black writers such as Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, David Bradley, Wesley Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Colson Whitehead, films by Spike Lee, and other cultural works that engage in debates about gender, Black Power, blackface minstrelsy, literary history, and whiteness and ethnicity. Norman also shows that multiethnic writers such as Sherman Alexie and Tom Spanbauer use Jim Crow as a reference point, extending the tradition of William Faulkner's representations of the segregated South and John Howard Griffin's notorious account of crossing the color line from white to black in his 1961 work Black Like Me.

Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora

The collection of essays in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora contributes to this tradition by theorizing the preeminence of voice and narration (and the consequences of their absence) in the literary and cultural performances of ...

Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora

Author: Mae Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195116593

Page: 319

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Tropes ranging from Houston Baker's "bluesman," to Henry Louis Gates' "signifyin'" to Geneva Smitherman's "talkin' and testifyin'" to bell hooks' "talking back" to Cheryl Wall's "worrying the line" all affirm the power of sonance and sound in the African American literary tradition. The collection of essays in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora contributes to this tradition by theorizing the preeminence of voice and narration (and the consequences of their absence) in the literary and cultural performances of black women. Looking to work by such prominent black female authors as Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Zora Neal Hurston, among many others, Mae G. Henderson provides a deeply felt reflection on race and gender and their effects within the discourse of speaker and listener.

Ameri k ka

... Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman und Alice Walkers Meridian und The Color
Purple , nicht als Gegensatz , sondern ... stößt sie an die Grenzen der Sprache ,
des Worts ( “ No memorable quotes , no nommo notes to remember later ” ) und ...

Ameri k ka

Author: Elisabeth Chamorand

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783886191567

Page: 166

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