♥ Book Title : The Color Purple
☯ Full Synopsis : "The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years."Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Alice Walker's The Color Purple
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America's social caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America's Jim Crow South in the first half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal abuse. Celie cannot conceive of an escape from her present condition, and so she learns to be passive and unemotional. ButThe Color Purple eventually demonstrates how Celie learns to fight back and how she discovers her true sexuality and her unique voice. By the end of the novel, Celie is an empowered, financially-independent entrepreneur/landowner, one who speaks her mind and realizes the desirability of black femaleness while creating a safe space for herself and those she loves. Through a journey of literary criticism, Dialogue: Alice Walker'sThe Color Purple follows Celie's transformation from victim to hero. Each scholarly essay becomes a step of the journey that paves the way for the development of self and sexual awareness, the beginnings of religious transformation and the creation of nurturing places like home and community."Article| Kheven LaGrone| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice Walker
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines the life and career of the African American woman who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "The Color Purple.""Article| Stephanie Fitzgerald| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice Walker's Metaphysics
☯ Full Synopsis : "Drawing on poetry, novels, short stories, children’s books, and essays, Nagueyalti Warren explores the spiritual aesthetic that informs Alice Walker’s creative output. This book contends that Walker instills metaphysical elements throughout her writing, including the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Color Purple."Article| Nagueyalti Warren| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reading and Interpreting the Works of Alice Walker
☯ Full Synopsis : "Growing up poor in a small town in Georgia, Alice Walker became aware of the effects of prejudice and segregation at a young age. She would later call on these early experiences when writing her most famous novel, The Color Purple. But the themes of Walkers prose and poetry extend far beyond race, including womens issues, religion, relationships, and culture. This text explores the many themes of her work, as well as her use of characterization, literary devices, and plot. Through biographical information, quotes from the author, excerpts from texts, and critical analysis, readers will obtain a strong appreciation for the life and works of this controversial and esteemed author."Article| Lisa A. Crayton| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : To Live Fully, Here and Now
☯ Full Synopsis : "To Live Fully, Here and Now formulates a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Alice Walker's spiritual wisdom in the age of heightened global awareness, natural devastation, and spiritual crisis. Simcikova argues that to fully understand Walker's complex and multi-layered concept of spirituality, we have to move beyond the womanist model to incorporate and/or accommodate all the influences that have had a significant impact on Walker, particularly her interest in Native American spirituality. Simcikova also offers a new paradigm of wholeness, unity, and interconnectedness for critical analysis of her Walker's latest works. This ground-breaking book will find audiences across disciplines as it addresses the fundamental ethical question of what it means to be human."Article| Karla Simcikova| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice Walker
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work."Article| Harold Bloom| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice Walker - The Color Purple
☯ Full Synopsis : "Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker's best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader's Guide: • opens with an overview of Walker's work • provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple • examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics • covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and the recent Broadway production. Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work."Article| Rachel Lister| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Once
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker’s entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker’s talents are prodigious, yet it’s her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection."Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Same River Twice
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint."Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice Walker
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple', is one of America's major and most prolific writers. She is also among its most controversial. How has Walker's work developed over the last forty years? Why has it often provoked extreme reactions? Does Walker's cultural, political and spiritual activism enhance or distort her fiction? Where does she belong in the evolving tradition of African American literature? 'Alice Walker, second edition': * examines the full range of Walker's prose writings: her novels, short stories, essays, activist writings, speeches and memoirs * has been thoroughly revised in the light of the latest scholarship and critical developments * brings coverage of Walker's work right up to date with a new chapter on 'Now is the Time to Open Your Heart' (2004), and discussion of her recent non-fictional writing, including 'Overcoming Speechlessness' (2010) * traces Walker's lineage back to nineteenth-century visionary black women preachers and activists * assesses Walkers prose oeuvre both in terms of its literary and its activist merits and shortcomings. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this established text remains an essential guide to the work of a key US author as it explains her unique place in contemporary American letters."Article| Maria Lauret| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Everyday Use
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author."Article| Alice Walker| Statement ..."