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Once : poems

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. ©1968
Series: Harvest book, HB337.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains a collection of poems by a young Alice Walker (b. 1944). The subjects are about Africa and civil rights conflict in the American South. This first volume of poetry established Walker as a poet of unusual sensitivity and power. All of the poems in this collection were written either in East Africa, where Walker spent the summer of 1965 or during her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0156687453 9780156687454
OCLC Number: 1659691
Description: 81 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: African images, glimpses from a tiger's back --
Love --
Karamojans --
Once --
Chic freedom's reflection --
South: the name of home --
Hymn --
The democratic order: such things in twenty years I understood --
They who feel death --
On being asked to leave a place of honor for one of comfort --
The enemy --
Compulsory chapel --
To the man in the yellow terry --
The kiss --
What Ovid taught me --
Mornings --
So we've come at last to Freud --
Johann --
The smell of Lebanon --
Warning --
The black prince --
Medicine --
ballad of the brown girl --
Suicide --
Excuse --
to die before one wakes must be glad --
Exercises on themes from life.
Series Title: Harvest book, HB337.
Responsibility: by Alice Walker.
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This volume contains a collection of poems by a young Alice Walker (b. 1944). The subjects are about Africa and civil rights conflict in the American South. This first volume of poetry established Walker as a poet of unusual sensitivity and power. All of the poems in this collection were written either in East Africa, where Walker spent the summer of 1965 or during her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College.

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