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Walker, Alice 1944-

Overview
Works: 805 works in 3,237 publications in 20 languages and 147,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Epistolary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Essays 
Subject Headings: African American authors 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Speaker, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Lyricist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3573.A425, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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The color purple : a novel by Alice Walker( Book )
495 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 13,055 libraries worldwide
Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival
The temple of my familiar by Alice Walker( Book )
91 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,908 libraries worldwide
Returning frequently to Suwelo's visits to Mr. Hal and his stories about Fanny, this tale transcends time and examines such contradictions as black vs. white, man vs. woman, sexual freedom vs. sexual slavery, past vs. present, etc
Possessing the secret of joy by Alice Walker( Book )
80 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,322 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of The Color Purple presents a provocative story of a young tribal African woman who lives most of her adult life in America. Tashi submits to her people's custom of genital mutilation. Severely traumatize d by the experience, she spends the rest of her life battling madness, trying to regain the ability to recognize her own reality
Meridian by Alice Walker( Book )
118 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,265 libraries worldwide
Meridian Hill is a deserted teenage mother who volunteers to help in the local civil rights movement
By the light of my father's smile : a novel by Alice Walker( Book )
56 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,146 libraries worldwide
A novel on two black sisters whose father forbids teen sex and when one engages in it gives her a hiding. The novel explores "the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much-prized and necessary original self." By the author of The Color Purple
Now is the time to open your heart : a novel by Alice Walker( Book )
43 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,103 libraries worldwide
A well-published, numerous-times-divorced aging woman embarks on a personal journey that begins on the Colorado River and traverses through her past and into her future. Her lover begins his own parallel voyage beginning in Hawaii. Will their paths diverge or reconnect?
In love & trouble; stories of Black women by Alice Walker( Book )
54 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 2,618 libraries worldwide
The desires and fears of the American black woman are explored with compassion and understanding in these thirteen short stories
The third life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker( Book )
76 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,604 libraries worldwide
Dramatic account of a Southern Negro's struggle to overcome white as well as black oppression
Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete by Alice Walker( Book )
35 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2,491 libraries worldwide
Walker brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a world committing eco-suicide
You can't keep a good woman down : stories by Alice Walker( Book )
19 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 libraries worldwide
Fourteen short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about strong women--their struggles and joys
I love myself when I am laughing ... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 1,823 libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Absolute trust in the goodness of the earth : new poems by Alice Walker( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,776 libraries worldwide
"With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to live life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community"--Dustjacket
Horses make a landscape look more beautiful : poems by Alice Walker( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
In Alice Walker & rsquo;s fourth collection of poetry, simple observations from a life well lived balance an unflinching examination of critical global worries The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker & rsquo;s attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Langston Hughes, American poet by Alice Walker( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
An illustrated biography of the Harlem poet whose works gave voice to the joy and pain of the black experience in America
Revolutionary petunias & other poems by Alice Walker( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
These poems are about revolutionaries and lovers-about how, both in revolution and in love, loss of trust and compassion robs us of hope. They are also about (and for) those few embattled souls who remain painfully committed to beauty and to love even while facing the firing squad." Quick, direct, witty, pungent" (DeWitt Beall, Chicago Daily News)
The cushion in the road : meditation and wandering as the whole world awakens to being in harm's way by Alice Walker( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
This volume includes essays and meditations, (many of them previously unpublished) revisiting themes the author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist has addressed throughout her career, exploring her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world: racism, Africa, solidarity with the Palestinian people, the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, Cuba, health care, and the work of Aung San Suu Kyi
Living by the word : selected writings, 1973-1987 by Alice Walker( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 libraries worldwide
In Walker's second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seeker In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African-American narrative traditions, to global threats of pollution and nuclear war. Walker travels broadly and maintains an eye for detail, resulting in a captivating journey of conscience by one of the most distinctive political and artistic voices in America. Readers will find inspiration and insights in even the briefest entries of this enthralling anthology. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection
The color purple by Steven Spielberg( visu )
106 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 289 libraries worldwide
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive
In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose by Alice Walker( Book )
52 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
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The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, The color purple, ten years later by Alice Walker( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
In the early eighties, the peaceful, reclusive life of poet and writer Alice Walker was interrupted by the appearance of three extraordinary gifts: a widely praised best-selling novel (The Color Purple), the Pulitzer Prize, and an offer from Steven Spielberg to make her novel into a film that would become a major international event. This last gift, which Walker identifies as "the knock at the door," led her into the labyrinth of a never-before-experienced creative collaboration, principally with Spielberg and Quincy Jones, and the "magic" and perils of moviemaking. The Same River Twice : Honoring the Difficult chronicles that period of transition, from recluse to public figure, and invites us to contemplate, along with her, the true significance of extraordinary gifts - especially when they are coupled, as in Walker's case, with the most severe criticism, overt hostility, and public censure from one's community of choice. The book is composed of entries from Walker's journals, correspondence - including letters to Spielberg, Jones, and Danny Glover, who played the much reviled Mister in the movie - and essays and articles that document the controversy in the African-American community upon the film's release. It also contains Walker's original screenplay for the film The Color Purple, a screenplay that ultimately was not used by Spielberg and has never been published. In three new essays, Walker looks back at what was taking place in her life at that time: the onset of a debilitating illness, the failing health of her adored mother, and the betrayal by her companion of thirteen years. How do the private and the public mesh, she asks, during periods of intense creativity and stress? In what ways do they support or weaken each other?
 
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Alternative Names
Alice Malsenior Walker
Alice Malsenior Walkerová
Alice Walker Amerikaans schrijfster
Alice Walker amerikansk poet och författare
Alice Walker amerikansk poet og skribent
Alice Walker écrivain américaine
Alice Walker pisarka amerykańska
Alice Walker scrittrice statunitense
Alice Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Alice Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin
Alice Walker usona verkistino
Alicia Walker
Leventhal, Alice Walker
Leventhal, Alice Walker 1944-
Walker, A. 1944-
Walker, A. (Alice), 1944-
Walker, Alice M. 1944-
Walker, Alice Malsenior
Walker, Alice Malsenior 1944-
Walker Leventhal, Alice 1944-
Άλις Γουόκερ
Еліс Вокер
Уокер, Элис
Уокер, Элис 1944-
Էլիս Ուոկեր
אליס ווקר
וואקר, אליס 1944־
أليس والكر
آلیس واکر
آلیس واکر نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی
एलिस वाकर
অ্যালিস ওয়াকার
ਅਲਾਇਸ ਵਾਕਰ
ஆலிஸ் வாக்கர்
ಆಲಿಸ್ ವಾಕರ್
ആലിസ് വോക്കർ
앨리스 워커
워커, 앨리스 1944-
アリス・ウォーカー
アリスウォーカー 1944-
ウォーカー, A.
ウォーカー, アリス
爱丽丝·华克
Languages
English (1,251)
Spanish (93)
German (81)
French (34)
Italian (22)
Chinese (19)
Dutch (17)
Polish (8)
Portuguese (6)
Vietnamese (5)
Multiple languages (5)
Japanese (4)
Korean (4)
Danish (4)
Slovenian (3)
Catalan (3)
Hebrew (2)
Croatian (1)
Swedish (1)
Turkish (1)
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