Alice Walker s The Color Purple

Alice Walker s The Color Purple

Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: UCSC:32106017030732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

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

Author: Mary Donnelly

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761447032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Color Purple

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 ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409139263

Category: Fiction

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
Categories: Fiction

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

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

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113760

Category: African American women in literature

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.
Categories: African American women in literature

Alice Walker

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.

Author: Maria Lauret

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137267559

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

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

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438115160

Category: African American authors

Page: 148

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Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.
Categories: African American authors

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Alice Walker s Metaphysics

Alice Walker s Metaphysics

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

Author: Nagueyalti Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538123980

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Other Side of the Story

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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Author: Molly Hite

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501726316

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete Stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcase three decades of the author's ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223049

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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A fantastic collection of stories - funny, touching, surprising - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Stories are, after all, like a thumbprint. Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete Stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcase three decades of the author's work. They show the immense range of Alice Walker's talent, from humour to stories of love, race and politics, reaffirming her position as one of the most important writers of the past 50 years.
Categories: Literary Collections

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

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

Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756534745

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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

Meridian

Meridian

Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222943

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding THE COLOUR PURPLE is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.
Categories: Fiction

Critical Essays on Alice Walker

Critical Essays on Alice Walker

Provides a collection of critical and interpretative essays on works by Alice Walker.

Author: Ikenna Dieke

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015042998412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Provides a collection of critical and interpretative essays on works by Alice Walker.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Anything We Love Can Be Saved

From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, a unique collection of essays about her life and her activism 'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222998

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, a unique collection of essays about her life and her activism 'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon, Mail on Sunday In a world where cynicism and political apathy is commonplace, it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker. For she believes that the things we treasure, and the world we live in, can all be saved if only we will act. Beginning with an autobiographical essay about the roots of her own activism, Alice Walker then goes on to explore diverse public issues such as single parenthood, freedom of the press, civil rights and religion.
Categories: Literary Collections

Alice Walker Collected Poems

Alice Walker  Collected Poems

Encompassing the collections ONCE, REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS & OTHER POEMS, GOOD NIGHT WILLIE LEE I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, and HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL as well as other poems, this is a wonderful, surprising, ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223001

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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The collected poems of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE. 'I am the woman offering two flowers whose roots are twin. Justice and Hope Hope and Justice Let us begin' Alice Walker has been writing poetry since the summer of 1965, when she travelled to East Africa and began the collection ONCE while sitting beneath a tree facing Mount Kenya. Encompassing the collections ONCE, REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS & OTHER POEMS, GOOD NIGHT WILLIE LEE I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, and HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL as well as other poems, this is a wonderful, surprising, entertaining collection that offers a historical perspective on the evolution of both the poetry itself and the political and spiritual inspiration behind it.
Categories: Poetry

Alice Walker Living by the Word

Alice Walker  Living by the Word

She details the story of Dessie Woods who was sent to jail for murdering her would-be rapist and highlights the role of racism and prejudice in the law's treatment of black women.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223018

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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'An extraordinarily diverse collection; pure Walker, fresh-eyed and sassy' NEW YORK TIMES Living by the Word is a memorable collection of essays, letters and journal extracts from Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker. In her own immaculate prose, Alice Walker opens an intimate window to her world - whether it be her troubled relationship with her father, her upbringing amidst the poverty of rural Georgia, her daughter Rebecca, or simply her joy in choosing plants for her garden, planning the colours of her home, or relishing the taste of freshly picked vegetables. In other essays she explores themes such as the nature of dreams, justice, folklore and the role of ancestors. She details the story of Dessie Woods who was sent to jail for murdering her would-be rapist and highlights the role of racism and prejudice in the law's treatment of black women. Finally we travel with her on her journey to China, to Bali, and a visit to Nine Miles - the birthplace of the legendary Bob Marley.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Alice Walker Collection

The Alice Walker Collection

This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's non-fiction and includes: IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS' GARDENS; LIVING BY THE WORD; THE SAME RIVER TWICE; ANYTHING WE LOVE CAN BE SAVED; WE ARE THE ONES WE ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780225852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1808

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This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's non-fiction and includes: IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS' GARDENS; LIVING BY THE WORD; THE SAME RIVER TWICE; ANYTHING WE LOVE CAN BE SAVED; WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR; and THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES Whether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Everyday Use

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.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813520762

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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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.
Categories: Fiction

Be the People

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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Author: Carol Swain

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780849949432

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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“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
Categories: Religion