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Critical essays on Alice Walker

Author: Ikenna Dieke
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 189.
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This collection of essays represents an effort to understand the elements of Alice Walker's imagination. The essays fall into three main groups: her controversial novel, "The Color Purple"; her  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Critical essays on Alice Walker.
Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606438258
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ikenna Dieke
ISBN: 0313300127 9780313300127
OCLC Number: 39905980
Description: x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Alice Walker, a woman walking into peril / Ikenna Dieke --
The occupational hazard : the loss of historical context in twentieth-century feminist readings, and a new reading of the heroine's story in Alice Walker's The color purple / Dror Abend-David --
Heritage and deracination in Walker's "Everyday use" / David Cowart --
Alice Walker's womanist magic : the conjure woman as rhetor / Catherine A. Colton --
When a convent seems the only viable choice : questionable callings in stories by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Walker, and Louise Erdrich / Margaret D. Bauer --Creating generations : the relationship between Celie and Shug in Alice Walker's The color purple / E. Ellen Barker --
Alice Walker and the "man question" / Pia Thielmann --
Revolutionary stanzas : the civil and human rights poetry of Alice Walker / Jeffrey L. Coleman --
The color purple : an existential novel / Marc- A. Christophe --
Alice Walker's redemptive art / Felipe Smith --
Walker's The temple of my familiar : womanist as monistic idealist / Ikenna Dieke --
Alice Walker's American quilt : The color purple and American literary tradition / Priscilla Leder --
Who touches this touches a woman : the naked self in Alice Walker / Ruth D. Weston --
"Nothing can be sole or whole that has not been rent" : fragmentation in the quilt and The color purple / Judy Elsley --
A matter of focus : men in the margins of Alice Walker's fiction / Erna Kelly --
"What she got to sing about?" : comedy and The color purple / Priscilla L. Walton --
Alice Walker : poesy and the earthling psyche / Ikenna Dieke.
Series Title: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, no. 189.
Responsibility: edited by Ikenna Dieke.

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