In Search Of Our Mother S Gardens

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 9781780223032
Genre : Literary Collections
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The first collection of Alice Walker's non-fiction spanning fifteen years in the career of this remarkable writer. This collection of essays is a celebration of the legacy of creativity - especially the rich vein of women's stories and spirituality through the ages and how they nourish the present. Alice Walker traces the umbilical thread linking writers through history - from her discovery of Zora Neale Hurston and her collections of black folklore, to the work of Jean Toomer, Buchi Emecheta and Flannery O'Connor. She also looks back at the highs and lows of the civil rights movement, her early political development, and the place of women's traditions in art. Coining the expression 'womanist prose', these are essays that value women's culture and strength, and the handing on of the creative spark from one generation to another.
Category: Literary Collections

In Search Of Our Mother S Garden

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 0808598988
Genre : Social Science
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A selection of thirty-seven articles and essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer includes reviews of other noted authors, reports on Cuba, the civil rights and peace movements, and autobiographical anecdotes
Category: Social Science

Ein Eigenes Zimmer

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 3596149398
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Alice Walker A Woman For Our Times

Author : Deborah G. Plant
ISBN : 9780313377518
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography explores Alice Walker's life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author's creative genius and heroism. • Represents the only biography that offers a philosophical examination of this deeply philosophical artist-activist • Provides insightful perspectives on negotiating our ever-changing and volatile world
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Alice Walker

Author : Stephanie Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780756534745
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the life and career of the African American woman who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "The Color Purple."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

To Be Suddenly White

Author : Steven J. Belluscio
ISBN : 0826264859
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Explores the challenges of subjective passing narratives written during the height of literary realism. Discusses racial and ethnic differences, assimilation, passing, and identity by comparing African-American narratives of James Johnson, Nella Larson, and George Schuyler and "white" ethnic (Jewish-American and Italian-American) narratives by Mary Antin, Anzia Yezierska, and Guido d'Agostino"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Literary Criticism

Die Farbe Lila

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 340492133X
Genre : Fiction
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Die Farbe Lila, das ist Celies Geschichte. Die Geschichte einer jungen Schwarzen, die von ihrem Vater jahrelang vergewaltigt und zu einer Ehe mit einem Mann gezwungen wurde, den sie nicht liebt. Aufgeschrieben in ihren verzweifelten Briefen an Gott. Die Farbe Lila hat Millionen Menschen zu Tränen gerührt. Es ist Alice Walkers bekanntestes und beliebtestes Buch, das von Steven Spielberg verfilmt und zu einem sensationellen Kinoerfolg wurde. Denn Die Farbe Lila erzählt, wie Celie es schafft, zu sich selbst zu finden, Stärke zu entwickeln und ihren eigenen Weg in ein neues Leben zu gehen.
Category: Fiction

Literature And Gender

Author : Lizbeth Goodman
ISBN : 9781135636005
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writing the construction of female characters autobiography and fiction the gendering of language the interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by: Sappho Emily Dickinson Sylvia Plath Tennyson Elizabeth Bishop Louisa May Alcott Virginia Woolf Jamaica Kincaid Charlotte Perkins Gilman Susan Glaspell Also reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker. No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume. Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deeper Shades Of Purple

Author : Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
ISBN : 9780814727539
Genre : Religion
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The second wave of feminism was one of the most significant political and cultural developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Yet the role radical feminism played within the women's movement remains hotly contested. For some, radical feminism has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of male privilege, and the ways the power imbalance between men and women affects the everyday fabric of women's lives. For others, radical feminism represents a reflexive hostility toward men, sex, and heterosexuality, and thus is best ignored or forgotten. Rather than have the movement be interpreted by others, Radical Feminism permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by U.S. radical feminists in the 1960s and 1970s, Radical Feminism combines both unpublished and previously published manifestos, position papers, minutes of meetings, and newsletters essential to an understanding of radical feminism. Consisting of documents unavailable to the general public, and others in danger of being lost altogether, this panoramic collection is organized around the key issues of sex and sexuality, race, children, lesbianism, separatism, and class. Barbara A. Crow rescues the groundbreaking original work of such groups as The Furies, Redstockings, Cell 16, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Contributors include Kate Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Rosalyn Baxandall, Toni Morrison, Ellen Willis, Anne Koett, and Vivan Gornick. Gathered for the first time in one volume, these primary sources of radical feminism fill a major gap in the literature on feminism and feminist thought. Radical Feminism is an indispensable resource for future generations of feminists, scholars, and activists. "This valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism." --Resources for Feminist Research, Winter/Spring 2001, Vol. 28, No. 3/4
Category: Religion

Richard Wright

Author : Keneth Kinnamon
ISBN : 9780786421350
Genre : Literary Criticism
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African-American writer Richard Wright (1908-1960) was celebrated during the early 1940s for his searing autobiography (Black Boy) and fiction (Native Son). By 1947 he felt so unwelcome in his homeland that he exiled himself and his family in Paris. But his writings changed American culture forever, and today they are mainstays of literature and composition classes. He and his works are also the subjects of numerous critical essays and commentaries by contemporary writers. This volume presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of those essays, books, and articles from 1983 through 2003. Arranged alphabetically by author within years are some 8,320 entries ranging from unpublished dissertations to book-length studies of African American literature and literary criticism. Also included as an appendix are addenda to the author's earlier bibliography covering the years from 1934 through 1982. This is the exhaustive reference for serious students of Richard Wright and his critics.
Category: Literary Criticism