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Author Bates, Gerri.

Title Alice Walker : a critical companion / Gerri Bates
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005


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 W'BOOL  810.54 W1779 Z/Baa  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Series Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Contents 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 : a novel (2004)
Summary "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 activism. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-208) and index
Subject Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
African Americans in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 2005020066
ISBN 0313320241 (alk. paper)