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Alice Walker (1) (1944–)

Autor(a) de The Color Purple

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Alice Walker

The Color Purple (1982) 19,680 cópias
The Temple of My Familiar (1989) 2,430 cópias
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) 2,220 cópias
Meridian (1976) 1,300 cópias
Anything We Love Can Be Saved (1997) 399 cópias
Living by the Word (1988) 360 cópias
Revolutionary Petunias (1973) 206 cópias
Why War Is Never a Good Idea (2007) 198 cópias
Once: Poems (1976) 158 cópias
To Hell with Dying (1967) 136 cópias
Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974) 117 cópias
Finding the Green Stone (1611) 89 cópias
Everyday Use (1973) 81 cópias
Alice Walker Banned (1996) 54 cópias
The Complete Stories (1994) 53 cópias
Collected Poems (2005) 17 cópias
Alice Walker Poetry (1985) 11 cópias
Gardening the Soul (2000) 7 cópias
Moeders en dochters (1988) 6 cópias
My Life As My Self (1995) 4 cópias
The Sweet Abyss (2004) 4 cópias
Följeslagaren (1990) 3 cópias
Zugvögel (2002) 2 cópias
Kindred Spirits 1 exemplar(es)
Looking for Zora 1 exemplar(es)
Walker, Alice Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Am I Blue 1 exemplar(es)
From Alice Walker 1 exemplar(es)
Coming Apart {article} 1 exemplar(es)
All Things Censored 1 exemplar(es)
"The Flowers" 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (2018) — Prefácio — 1,648 cópias
Mules and Men (1935) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1,089 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições915 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 775 cópias
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Contribuinte — 488 cópias
The Complete Stories (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições468 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Contribuinte, algumas edições423 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 416 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 413 cópias
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuinte — 396 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 372 cópias
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 366 cópias
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies (1982) — Contribuinte — 357 cópias
Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989) — Contribuinte — 354 cópias
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 340 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 327 cópias
The Color Purple [1985 film] (1985) — Novel — 311 cópias
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)algumas edições178 cópias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 173 cópias
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (1991) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (2012) — Prefácio, algumas edições88 cópias
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures (1994) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Black-Eyed Susans; Classic Stories By and About Black Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Midnight Birds: Stories by Contemporary Black Women Writers (1980) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (2021) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The Audre Lorde Compendium: Essays, Speeches, and Journals (1809) — Introdução, algumas edições26 cópias
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Wild Women (1854) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Other Woman: Stories of Two Women and a Man (1993) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry (1999) — Contribuinte, algumas edições18 cópias
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
America's Original Sin: A Study Guide on White Racism (1994) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, Issue 2 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

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highlandcow | outras 333 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
I love books where the author is the narrator. Walker's voice made me think I was really listening to Celie and Nettie. So good.
 
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spounds | outras 333 resenhas | Feb 6, 2024 |
Alice Walker is an amazing woman and spiritual fountain of wisdom. She makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.
 
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mslibrarynerd | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |
I went into this book thinking it was going to be so depressing, but it was surprisingly uplifting as the story went on, and explored cultural barriers in Africa as well as sexuality in America and the life of women of color at this time. There was always such a beautiful solidarity among the women in this book even when they felt threatened by each other, the eventually could come together on the bond of the struggles they had all faced.
 
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sophia.magyk | outras 333 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
85
Also by
124
Membros
36,224
Popularidade
#511
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
572
ISBNs
603
Idiomas
20
Favorito
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