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The Resource Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah

Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah

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Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present
Title
Alice Walker
Title remainder
critical perspectives past and present
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah
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Language
eng
Summary
Alice Walker has been honored with most of the major literary awards - including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple - clearly establishing her among the giants of American literature. She has achieved critical and commercial success not only through her five published novels, but for her short stories, poetry, essays, and other writings, and for a top-grossing feature film based on her first best-selling novel. She is among the few contemporary American literary figures who are studied in colleges and universities, and she has become a household name. Renowned scholars of African-American literature Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and K.A. Appiah have brought together reviews "drawn from newspapers and popular magazines to show Walker's accomplishments in the eyes of her literary contemporaries," writes Gates, along with a "range of scholarly response." A self-described womanist, Alice Walker has a following not only among women of color, to whom much of her work is addressed, but among women and men of all ethnicities in the academic and lay communities as well. This unique and revealing collection includes the points of view of writers such as Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces; New York Times book critic Mel Watkins; Barbara Christian, author of Black Feminist Criticism; bell hooks, author of Black Looks; and others who represent the many and varied people who are influenced and affected by her work. In "To Try Men's Souls" Robert Coles writes, "Alice Walker is a fighter as well as a meditative poet and lyrical novelist. She has taken part in the struggles her people have waged, and also knows the struggles they must yet face in this greatest of the world's democracies. Mary Helen Washington, editor of Black-eyed Susans and Memory of Kin, expresses her belief that "the true empathy Alice Walker has for the oppressed woman comes through in all her writings - stories, essays, poems, novels." Though Walker is described as a "lavishly gifted writer," she is also subjected to respectful criticism. Alice Hall Petry, author of Understanding Anne Tyler, says, "As a short story writer, Alice Walker seems to alternate between presenting editorials as fiction, experimenting with the short story as a recognized literary form, and rather self-consciously writing 'conventional' short stories. At best the results are mixed." The essays, reviews, a chronology, and two interviews with Alice Walker (in which she discusses her "craft") help Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present reveal the many dimensions of this fascinating writer and offer a unique way of appreciating and celebrating her work and the profound impact it has on her and on her students, peers, and readers around the world
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
Z54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Appiah, Anthony
Series statement
Amistad literary series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice <1944-> - Critique et interprétation
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Women and literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • African American women in literature
Label
Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-356) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The third life of Grange Copeland (1970) / Josephine Hendin & Robert Coles -- Meridan (1976) / Marge Piercy & Greil Marcus -- The color purple (1982) / Mel Watkins & Dinitia Smith -- The temple of my familiar (1989) / Ursula K. Le Guin & J.M. Coetzee / Possessing the secret of joy (1992) / Charles R. Larson, Janette Turner Hospital & Tina McElroy Ansa -- An essay on Alice Walker / Mary Helen Washington -- Novels for everyday use / Barbara Christian -- History and genealogy in Walker's the third life of Grange Copeland and meridian / Elliot Butler-Evans -- The dynamics of enclosure / Theodore O. Mason, Jr. -- Walker: the centering self / Michael Cooke -- Reading the body: meridan and the archeology of self / Alan Nadel -- The self in bloom: Walker's meridian / Deborah E. McDowell -- Poetry celebrating life / Hanna Nowak -- Walker: the achievement of the short fiction / Alice Hall Petry -- Race, gender, and nation in the color purple / Lauren Berlant -- Color me Zora / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Lettered bodies and corporeal texts / Wendy Wall -- Poetry as preface to fiction / Thadious Davis
  • Reading and resistance: the color purple / Bell Hooks -- Rewriting the heroine's story in the color purple / Linda Abbandonato -- Patches: quilts and community in Alice Walker's "everyday use" / Houston A. Baker, Jr. & Charlotte Pierce-Baker
Control code
ocm27225186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781567430134
Lccn
92045754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27225186
  • (OCoLC)27225186
Label
Alice Walker : critical perspectives past and present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-356) 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
  • The third life of Grange Copeland (1970) / Josephine Hendin & Robert Coles -- Meridan (1976) / Marge Piercy & Greil Marcus -- The color purple (1982) / Mel Watkins & Dinitia Smith -- The temple of my familiar (1989) / Ursula K. Le Guin & J.M. Coetzee / Possessing the secret of joy (1992) / Charles R. Larson, Janette Turner Hospital & Tina McElroy Ansa -- An essay on Alice Walker / Mary Helen Washington -- Novels for everyday use / Barbara Christian -- History and genealogy in Walker's the third life of Grange Copeland and meridian / Elliot Butler-Evans -- The dynamics of enclosure / Theodore O. Mason, Jr. -- Walker: the centering self / Michael Cooke -- Reading the body: meridan and the archeology of self / Alan Nadel -- The self in bloom: Walker's meridian / Deborah E. McDowell -- Poetry celebrating life / Hanna Nowak -- Walker: the achievement of the short fiction / Alice Hall Petry -- Race, gender, and nation in the color purple / Lauren Berlant -- Color me Zora / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Lettered bodies and corporeal texts / Wendy Wall -- Poetry as preface to fiction / Thadious Davis
  • Reading and resistance: the color purple / Bell Hooks -- Rewriting the heroine's story in the color purple / Linda Abbandonato -- Patches: quilts and community in Alice Walker's "everyday use" / Houston A. Baker, Jr. & Charlotte Pierce-Baker
Control code
ocm27225186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781567430134
Lccn
92045754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27225186
  • (OCoLC)27225186

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