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Alice Walker : a critical companion

Author: Gerri Bates
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Bates, Gerri.
Alice Walker.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
(OCoLC)645502728
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerri Bates
ISBN: 0313320241 9780313320248
OCLC Number: 61115498
Description: xi, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
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).
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Gerri Bates.
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While attending both Spelman and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, Alice Walker began to draw on both her personal tragedies and those of her community to write poetry, essays, short stories, and novels. This  Read more...

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"[A] volume invaluable to understanding her early influences and creations. From her top Color Purple to Meridian and six other works, analysis of her literature, politics, activism and more surveys Read more...

 
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