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The Resource Alice Walker, Maria Lauret

Alice Walker, Maria Lauret

Label
Alice Walker
Title
Alice Walker
Statement of responsibility
Maria Lauret
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the publication of The Color Purple in 1983, Alice Walker has gained a reputation as one of the most popular and controversial writers in the African American literary tradition. In this, the first book-length study of her prose to appear in Britain, Maria Lauret explains Walker's project as a womanist writer and as a cultural and political activist who increasingly styles herself as a visionary for the new age." "Why is it, Lauret asks, that Alice Walker's critics have so often either dismissed or celebrated Walker's work? What is it in Walker's 'voice' that lends itself to adulation as easily as it provokes ridicule? And how does Alice Walker's autobiographical writing seem to fuel this controversy? These questions are answered with reference to Walker's interest in the work of psychoanalyst Carl Jung, her concern with ecology and spirituality and with Native American philosophies of the life cycle."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lauret, Maria
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Modern novelists
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  • Women and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Walker, Alice
Label
Alice Walker, Maria Lauret
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • General Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Alice Walker's Life and Work: The Essays.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Third Life of Grange Copeland.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • Meridian.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Color Purple.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Temple of My Familiar.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Writer's Activism: Alice Walker, Her Critics and 'the' Tradition.
  • p. 193
  • Postscript: By the Light of My Father's Smile.
  • p. 206
  • Notes.
  • p. 213
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 234
  • Index.
  • p. 242
Control code
020000695283
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 252 p
Isbn
9780333592694
Lccn
lc99025773
Label
Alice Walker, Maria Lauret
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • General Editor's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Alice Walker's Life and Work: The Essays.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Third Life of Grange Copeland.
  • p. 30
  • 3.
  • Meridian.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Color Purple.
  • p. 90
  • 5.
  • Temple of My Familiar.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Possessing the Secret of Joy.
  • p. 159
  • 7.
  • Writer's Activism: Alice Walker, Her Critics and 'the' Tradition.
  • p. 193
  • Postscript: By the Light of My Father's Smile.
  • p. 206
  • Notes.
  • p. 213
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 234
  • Index.
  • p. 242
Control code
020000695283
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 252 p
Isbn
9780333592694
Lccn
lc99025773

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