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Walker, Margaret 1915-1998

Overview
Works: 147 works in 452 publications in 6 languages and 20,177 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Interviews  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Performer, Narrator, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3545.A517, B
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Most widely held works about Margaret Walker
 
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Most widely held works by Margaret Walker
Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )

96 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortunes of a mulatto girl--as a slave during the Civil War and then as a woman freed by the Emancipation Proclamation
Richard Wright, daemonic genius : a portrait of the man, a critical look at his work by Margaret Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright was first a black man and second a writer. The life of this black man is inextricably bound to his writing. Author of 16 books, his first published volume appeared in 1938, when he was 30 years old. When he died at age 52, 22 years later, he had published a dozen books. I have divided rights life and work into five periods: his first 19 years in the violent white South, including his childhood and adolescence; 10 years of maturation in Chicago, when he became a revolutionary, a bohemian, and a professional writer; 10 years of professional success and personal frustration in New York; 10 years of seeking freedom and Paris; and, finally, his last two or three years of trauma and tragedy. Then, I have followed a general outline of relating his published works -- books, articles, poetry, and speeches -- to his life. Each period of his life was dominated by a set of ideas and philosophies that he personally embraced and then inculcated in his writing. A man motivated by ideas and novelist of ideas, his intellectual stature is a first consideration. His intellectual development and his Weltanschauung, or worldview, place him in the forefront of 20th century life and culture, and it is in this area that this book seeks to break ground. - Preface
For my people by Margaret Walker( Book )

41 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is my century : new and collected poems by Margaret Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together one hundred of Margaret Walker's poems
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992 by Margaret Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These highly personal essays, written over the course of six decades, reveal the woman as well as the artist, capturing the independent creative spirit of this literary icon. In accessible and stirring prose, Walker speaks directly about her own experiences - such as growing up in a deeply religious home, living in the Jim Crow South, marrying and raising a family, and becoming a civil rights activist. These essays also offer Walker's critical perspectives on a wide range of topics, from the role of the black woman artist to the distinctiveness of African American cultural life and to the importance of education in the fight for political change. Maryemma Graham's introduction provides a historical context for the essays, placing Walker's work within the African American literary canon. Walker reflects on the numerous poets and writers she has known over the years, including Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Richard Wright. A work of broad general appeal, On Being Female, Black, and Free offers a powerful introduction to the work of an essential American literary figure
Prophets for a new day by Margaret Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and German and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For my people the life and writing of Margaret Walker by Judith McCray( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with writers, scholars, and Walker herself, this documentary examines the life and work of Margaret Walker focusing on the influence that her writing had on Black women writers
October journey by Margaret Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I wrote Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul looks back in wonder by Tom Feelings( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage
Margaret Walker's "For my people" : a tribute by Roland L Freeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a century ago a young woman published a poem that was destined to reverberate through American life. Here that poem is reprinted with thirty-eight stunning photographs that celebrate it. "For My People" is a resounding catalog of black history, a clarion that refutes the affliction of humiliation, an indelible record of noble accomplishments. Since 1942 this enduring paean to black America has remained an everlasting appeal against racial oppression. "I wrote most of that poem," Margaret Walker says, "in fifteen minutes on a typewriter. I think it was just after my twenty-second birthday, and I felt it was my whole life gushing out - as I had felt about my people all my life." Since that time the astonishing young poet whose voice rose in cadences that praise and honor black America has never ceased to stir minds and hearts to action with her credos. She became indeed the renowned poet, novelist, lecturer, teacher, and sage Margaret Walker Alexander. In commemoration of "For My People," her first publication, and in tribute to her richly productive life, the acclaimed photographer Roland L. Freeman has joined a photo essay to Margaret Walker's poem. "I selected photographs that call to mind the special human elements evoked by Walker, so basic to everyday life, and yet not often celebrated, elements which unravel the real beauty and the tenacity for life of African-American people." With this marvelous collaboration both Walker and Freeman stimulate rejoicing for the spirit of the artist who perceives and depicts the rich and vital culture of black America. In this jubilee year of a momentous poem, "For My People" continues to resound in the hearts of African-Americans and for all who love human freedom
Anthology of Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Recording )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the works of Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Margaret Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks
The poetry of Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature by Margaret Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson by Margaret Walker( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes and Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature by Steven Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad of the free by Margaret Walker( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A signed copy of Margaret Walker's "The Ballad of the Free." It consists of twelve stanzas with one repeating verse. It was copyrighted in 1966 by Margaret Walker
 
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This is my century : new and collected poems
Alternative Names
Alexander, Margaret A. 1915-1998

Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker.

Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker 1915-1998

Alexander, Margaret Walker.

Margaret Abigail Walker

Margaret Walker crivaine amricaine

Margaret Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Walker Alexander, Margaret 1915-1998

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Languages
English (252)

French (13)

German (12)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (3)

Persian (1)

Covers
Richard Wright, daemonic genius : a portrait of the man, a critical look at his workFor my peopleA poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret WalkerThis is my century : new and collected poemsSoul looks back in wonderMargaret Walker's "For my people" : a tributeEnglish literatureEnglish literature