New PDF release: Alice Walker

By Maria Lauret

ISBN-10: 0230575889

ISBN-13: 9780230575882

ISBN-10: 0230575897

ISBN-13: 9780230575899

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of 'The colour Purple', is one in all America's significant and such a lot prolific writers. She can also be between its so much debatable. How has Walker's paintings built over the past 40 years? Why has it frequently provoked severe reactions? Does Walker's cultural, political and non secular activism increase or distort her fiction? the place does she belong within the evolving culture of African American literature?

'Alice Walker, moment edition':
* examines the total diversity of Walker's prose writings: her novels, brief tales, essays, activist writings, speeches and memoirs
* has been completely revised within the mild of the most recent scholarship and important developments
* brings insurance of Walker's paintings correct modern with a brand new bankruptcy on 'Now is the Time to Open Your middle' (2004), and dialogue of her fresh non-fictional writing, together with 'Overcoming Speechlessness' (2010)
* traces Walker's lineage again to nineteenth-century visionary black girls preachers and activists
* assesses Walkers prose oeuvre either when it comes to its literary and its activist benefits and shortcomings.

Ideal for college kids and students alike, this verified textual content continues to be a necessary consultant to the paintings of a key US author as it explains her distinctive position in modern American letters.

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