A LESSON BEFORE DYING OPRAHS BOOK CLUB

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The Oprah Phenomenon

Author : Jennifer Harris
ISBN : 9780813137094
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey's ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationships to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. The Oprah Phenomenon explores these relationships in detail. At the root of Winfrey's message to her vast audience is her assertion that anyone can be a success regardless of background or upbringing. The contributors scrutinize this message: What does this success entail? Is the motivation behind self-actualization, in fact, merely the hope of replicating Winfrey's purchasing power? Is it just a prescription to buy the products she recommends and heed the advice of people she admires, or is it a lifestyle change of meaningful spiritual benefit? The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American consciousness. Elwood Watson, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University, is the editor of several books, including "There She Is, Miss America": The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in America's Most Famous Pageant and Searching The Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reading Oprah

Author : Cecilia Konchar Farr
ISBN : 0791462587
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Lesson Before Dying

Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9780375702709
Genre : Fiction
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Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man
Category: Fiction

The Oprah Affect

Author : Cecilia Konchar Farr
ISBN : 0791476162
Genre : Social Science
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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Category: Social Science

The Missouri Review

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015345330
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

African American Male Writing And Difference The

Author : W. Lawrence Hogue
ISBN : 9780791487006
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that African American literature must take into account the rich diversity of African American life and culture.
Category: Social Science

Now Read This Two

Author : Nancy Pearl
ISBN : 1563088673
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.
Category: Literary Criticism

Novel Voices

Author : Jennifer Levasseur
ISBN : 1582972451
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection provides a rare glimpse into the writing lives of 15 contemporary authors, including Charles Baxter, Elizabeth McCracken, and Charles Johnson. How-to sidebars on improving prose and breaking into publishing guide readers in getting a jump start on publication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading With Oprah

Author : Kathleen Rooney
ISBN : 1557287821
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Extensive research and an engaging narrative style untangle the myths and presuppositions surrounding the Oprah Book Club and reveal its complex and far-reaching cultural influence, confronting head-on how the club became a crucible for the heated clash between "high" and "low" literary taste, with the most extensive analysis yet of the Oprah Winfrey-Jonathan Franzen contretemps.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jet

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028429053
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans