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The Resource Alice Walker : a life, Evelyn C. White

Alice Walker : a life, Evelyn C. White

Label
Alice Walker : a life
Title
Alice Walker
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn C. White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born to a sharecropping family in Georgia, Alice Walker thrived in the rich culture of what she called the "agrarian peasantry" to become one of our most important and popular writers. Evelyn C. White charts Walker's childhood, marked by an incident at eight that left her blinded in her right eye and with disfiguring scar tissue and that prompted her, out of a sense of "ugliness," to probe human suffering through her poems and stories. In this biography, we learn of Walker's activism in the 1960s freedom movement, and her leadership in the debate on black women's art, politics, and sexuality. The Color Purple garnered Walker the Pulitzer Prize in fiction - the first awarded to a black woman writer. Drawing on papers, letters, journals, and extensive interviews with Walker, her family, friends, colleagues, and leading American cultural figures including Gloria Steinem, Quincy Jones, and Oprah Winfrey, White assesses one of the most influential writers of our time."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Evelyn C.
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
Z93 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice <1944->
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Authors, American
  • African American authors
  • Écrivains américains
  • Écrivains noirs américains
  • African American authors
  • Authors, American
  • Écrivains américains - 20e siècle - Biographies
  • Écrivains noirs américains - Biographies
  • American authors
  • African American authors
Label
Alice Walker : a life, Evelyn C. White
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004011513.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages (514-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : in service -- pt. 1. Kudzu -- 1. Georgia, the whole day through -- 2. Babies and stumps -- 3. Roots -- 4. "Shift for self" -- 5. Booker T. -- 6. "I been cryin' ..." -- 7. Knights in shining armor -- 8. A long walk -- 9. Order my steps -- 10. Nobody in Atlanta -- 11. Forbidden things -- 12. Fit for myself to know -- pt. 2. To have and to hold -- 13. Make yourself useful -- 14. Reclaimed -- 15. New York -- 16. Live or die -- 17. In a biblical way -- 18. Tulips -- 19. Beyond daily bread -- 20. That Alice? -- 21. Nude -- 22. Watered with blood -- 23. "Conformity is not community" -- 24. The children grow in love -- 25. A kindred lover of beauty -- 26. A kiss on both sides -- 27. Love the questions -- 28. Good night, Willie Lee -- 29. We are a people -- 30. Changes -- 31. How rare we were -- 32. We were a part of it -- pt. 3. Life is the award -- 33. Meridian -- 34. Refuge -- 35. Correct relationship -- 36. Country people -- 37. An ugly one at that -- 38. A room to move into -- 39. Radically brilliant -- 40. At a double remove -- 41. God love all them feelings -- 42. The balance had begun to tilt -- 43. Some of our work -- 44. Through it all -- 45. I try to make sense -- 46. The glimpse of life beyond the words -- 47. Something to life spirits -- 48. Guide and protect -- 49. More than many hoped -- 50. She liked everything she saw -- 51. The world is held together -- 52. They saw the airplane coming -- Epilogue : it's all love -- Chronology
Control code
ocm55286230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 538 pages
Isbn
9780393058918
Lccn
2004011513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55286230
  • (OCoLC)55286230
Label
Alice Walker : a life, Evelyn C. White
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/2004011513.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages (514-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : in service -- pt. 1. Kudzu -- 1. Georgia, the whole day through -- 2. Babies and stumps -- 3. Roots -- 4. "Shift for self" -- 5. Booker T. -- 6. "I been cryin' ..." -- 7. Knights in shining armor -- 8. A long walk -- 9. Order my steps -- 10. Nobody in Atlanta -- 11. Forbidden things -- 12. Fit for myself to know -- pt. 2. To have and to hold -- 13. Make yourself useful -- 14. Reclaimed -- 15. New York -- 16. Live or die -- 17. In a biblical way -- 18. Tulips -- 19. Beyond daily bread -- 20. That Alice? -- 21. Nude -- 22. Watered with blood -- 23. "Conformity is not community" -- 24. The children grow in love -- 25. A kindred lover of beauty -- 26. A kiss on both sides -- 27. Love the questions -- 28. Good night, Willie Lee -- 29. We are a people -- 30. Changes -- 31. How rare we were -- 32. We were a part of it -- pt. 3. Life is the award -- 33. Meridian -- 34. Refuge -- 35. Correct relationship -- 36. Country people -- 37. An ugly one at that -- 38. A room to move into -- 39. Radically brilliant -- 40. At a double remove -- 41. God love all them feelings -- 42. The balance had begun to tilt -- 43. Some of our work -- 44. Through it all -- 45. I try to make sense -- 46. The glimpse of life beyond the words -- 47. Something to life spirits -- 48. Guide and protect -- 49. More than many hoped -- 50. She liked everything she saw -- 51. The world is held together -- 52. They saw the airplane coming -- Epilogue : it's all love -- Chronology
Control code
ocm55286230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 538 pages
Isbn
9780393058918
Lccn
2004011513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55286230
  • (OCoLC)55286230

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