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Alice Walker (1) (1944–)

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three näytä lisää collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California. Like so many characters in her fiction, Alice Walker was born into a family of sharecroppers in Eaton, Georgia. She began Spelman College on a scholarship and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1965. While still in college, Walker became active in the civil rights movement and continued her involvement after she graduated, serving as a voter registration worker in Georgia. She also worked in a Head Start program in Mississippi and was on the staff of the New York City welfare department. She has lectured and taught at several colleges and universities and currently operates a publishing house, Wild Trees Press, of which she is a co-founder. Walker began her literary career as a poet, publishing Once: Poems in 1968. The collection reflects her experiences in the civil rights movement and her travels in Africa. Her second collection of poetry, Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems (1973), is a celebration of the struggle against oppression and racism. In between these two collections, she published her first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), the story of Ruth Copeland, a young black girl, and her grandfather, Grange, who brutalizes his own family out of the frustrations of racial prejudice and his own sense of inadequacy. Walker's first collection of short stories, In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973), established her special concern for the struggles, hardships, loyalties, and triumphs of black women, a powerful force in the rest of her fiction. Meridian (1976), her second novel, is the story of Meridian Hill, a civil rights worker. In her second collection of short stories, You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down (1981), Walker again portrays black women struggling against sexual, racial, and economic oppression. Walker's third novel, The Color Purple (1982), brought her the national recognition denied her earlier works. Through this story of the sharecropper Celie and the abuses she endures, Walker draws together the themes that have run through her earlier work into a concentrated and powerful attack on racism and sexism, and produces a triumphant celebration of the spirit and endurance of black women. The book received the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a successful film. Walker describes her most recent novel, The Temple of My Familiar (1989) as "a romance of the last 500,000 years." The book is a blend of myth and history revolving around three marriages. As the married couples tell their stories, they explore both their origins and the inner life of modern African Americans. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Frank Arnold


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Häivähdys purppuraa (1982) 19,875 kappaletta
The Temple of My Familiar (1989) 2,446 kappaletta
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) 2,228 kappaletta
Meridian (1976) 1,307 kappaletta
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (1981) 864 kappaletta
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998) 768 kappaletta
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) 750 kappaletta
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004) 542 kappaletta
Anything We Love Can Be Saved (1997) 402 kappaletta
Living by the Word (1988) 365 kappaletta
Revolutionary Petunias (1973) 206 kappaletta
Why War Is Never a Good Idea (2007) 200 kappaletta
Once: Poems (1976) 158 kappaletta
To Hell with Dying (1967) 136 kappaletta
The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (2011) 133 kappaletta
Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974) 117 kappaletta
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart (2018) 101 kappaletta
Finding the Green Stone (1611) 89 kappaletta
Everyday Use (1973) 82 kappaletta
Alice Walker Banned (1996) 54 kappaletta
The Complete Stories (1994) 53 kappaletta
Collected Poems (2005) 17 kappaletta
Alice Walker Poetry (1985) 11 kappaletta
Gardening the Soul (2000) 7 kappaletta
Moeders en dochters (1988) 6 kappaletta
My Life As My Self (1995) 4 kappaletta
The Sweet Abyss (2004) 4 kappaletta
Följeslagaren (1990) 3 kappaletta
Zugvögel (2002) 2 kappaletta
Kindred Spirits 1 kappale
Looking for Zora 1 kappale
Am I Blue 1 kappale
"The Flowers" 1 kappale

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The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
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Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
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The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
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Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Other Woman: Stories of Two Women and a Man (1993) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry (1999) — Avustaja, eräät painokset18 kappaletta
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Bittersweet (1998) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
America's Original Sin: A Study Guide on White Racism (1994) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
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Novel using letters written by Celie to God and then between Celie and her sister Nellie.
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podocyte | 341 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
When I started this novel, I wasn't sure I could get into it due to the dialect and the pacing, but the emotions of the characters shone through to me until I couldn't put it down. The multifacetedness of all the relationships really struck my heart, and I loved Walker's handling of deep abstract topics such as love, God, and spirituality in a framework that was very true to her characters' lives.
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AngelReadsThings | 341 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
Ein wirklich erschütterndes Buch über eine Frau, die sich nur schwer aus den Krallen eines Systems befreien kann, um sich selbst und ihre Freiheit zu finden.
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RoXXieSiXX | 341 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 20, 2024 |
The Color Purple is a beautiful book, full of interesting, complicated characters. Celie goes through so many horrible things, and she makes herself so small in order to protect herself, but she is tougher than she realized when she was young and eventually she realizes how strong she truly is.

The parts that I liked the least were Nettie's letters (and there were a lot of them). They were very interesting, but I think that they don't fit well with the rest of the book.
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zeronetwo | 341 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |


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