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Alice Walker (1) (1944–)

Autor/a de The Color Purple

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Frank Arnold


Obres de Alice Walker

The Color Purple (1982) 19,791 exemplars
The Temple of My Familiar (1989) 2,437 exemplars
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) 2,223 exemplars
Meridian (1976) 1,303 exemplars
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (1981) 864 exemplars
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998) 764 exemplars
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) 748 exemplars
Anything We Love Can Be Saved (1997) 400 exemplars
Living by the Word (1988) 361 exemplars
Revolutionary Petunias (1973) 208 exemplars
Why War Is Never a Good Idea (2007) 199 exemplars
Once: Poems (1976) 158 exemplars
To Hell with Dying (1967) 136 exemplars
The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (2011) 133 exemplars
Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974) 117 exemplars
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart (2018) 101 exemplars
Finding the Green Stone (1611) 89 exemplars
Everyday Use (1973) 81 exemplars
Alice Walker Banned (1996) 54 exemplars
The Complete Stories (1994) 53 exemplars
Collected Poems (2005) 17 exemplars
Alice Walker Poetry (1985) 11 exemplars
Gardening the Soul (2000) 7 exemplars
Moeders en dochters (1988) 6 exemplars
My Life As My Self (1995) 4 exemplars
The Sweet Abyss (2004) 4 exemplars
Följeslagaren (1990) 3 exemplars
Zugvögel (2002) 2 exemplars
Kindred Spirits 1 exemplars
Looking for Zora 1 exemplars
Am I Blue 1 exemplars
From Alice Walker 1 exemplars
All Things Censored 1 exemplars
"The Flowers" 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (2018) — Pròleg — 1,661 exemplars
Mules and Men (1935) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1,094 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions925 exemplars
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 780 exemplars
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Col·laborador — 493 exemplars
The Complete Stories (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions471 exemplars
Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World (1987) — Col·laborador — 466 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 447 exemplars
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions425 exemplars
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Col·laborador — 414 exemplars
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Col·laborador — 398 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 371 exemplars
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Col·laborador — 366 exemplars
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies (1982) — Col·laborador — 357 exemplars
Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989) — Col·laborador — 355 exemplars
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Col·laborador — 341 exemplars
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Col·laborador — 328 exemplars
The Color Purple [1985 film] (1985) — Novel — 315 exemplars
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983) — Col·laborador — 278 exemplars
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Col·laborador — 276 exemplars
The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Col·laborador — 237 exemplars
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (1995) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Col·laborador — 195 exemplars
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)algunes edicions178 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women (1994) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
Growing Up in the South: An Anthology of Modern Southern Literature (1991) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 114 exemplars
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Col·laborador — 109 exemplars
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Col·laborador — 105 exemplars
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
American Short Stories (1976) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions95 exemplars
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (1991) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (2012) — Pròleg, algunes edicions88 exemplars
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures (1994) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Black-Eyed Susans; Classic Stories By and About Black Women (1975) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Midnight Birds: Stories by Contemporary Black Women Writers (1980) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
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Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (2021) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers (2003) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
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This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
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Wild Women (1854) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in the Americas and Europe (1995) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Other Woman: Stories of Two Women and a Man (1993) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry (1999) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions18 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
America's Original Sin: A Study Guide on White Racism (1994) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Bittersweet (1998) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
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These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, Issue 2 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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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.
zeronetwo | Hi ha 337 ressenyes més | May 14, 2024 |
An epistolary story illustrating the mistreatment and abuse of black women but also the incredible strength people can find within themselves. The main character writes letters to God but discovers her faith outside of traditional religion.
bookappeal | Hi ha 337 ressenyes més | May 14, 2024 |
This is a spectacular book, isn't it? As a white Australian reading this in 2016, I am so far removed from the world of the novel for it to be an anthropological text. Walker's literary skills are superb, leading the reader on despite the often disheartening subject matter. And I can't even explain the thrill that ran up my spine reading sister Nettie's letters about her intellectual awakening in Africa. A classic.
therebelprince | Hi ha 337 ressenyes més | Apr 21, 2024 |


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