Alice Walker : a critical companion

Gerri Bates

Alice Walker, born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1944, overcame a disadvantaged sharecropping background, blindness in one eye, and the tense times of the Civil Rights Movement to become one of the world's most respected African American writers. While attending both Spelman and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, Walker began to draw on both her personal tragedies and those of her community to write poetry, essays, short stories, and novels that would tell the virtually untold stories of oppressed African and African American women, providing them with hope and inspiring activisim. Perhaps best known for her novel "The Color Purple" (1982), which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and became a controversial film three years later, Walker has introduced and developed womanist theory, criticism and practice, and continues to champion the causes of women of color by encouraging their strength and liberation in her life and her writings. Literary works analyzed in this volume: "The Third Life of Grange Copeland", "Meridian", "The Color Purple", "The Temple of My Familiar", "Possessing the Secret of Joy", "By the Light of My Father's Smile", "The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart", and "Now is the Time to Open Your Heart".

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  • Series Foreword by Kathleen Gregory Klein
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Life of Alice Walker
  • Literary Contexts
  • The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970)
  • Meridian (1976)
  • The Color Purple (1982)
  • The Temple of My Familiar (1989)
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
  • By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998)
  • The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (2000)
  • Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004)
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Alice Walker : a critical companion
著作者等 Bates, Gerri
シリーズ名 Critical companions to popular contemporary writers
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 xi, 220 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0313320241
NCID BA74524963
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国