New PDF release: Alice Walker

By Maria Lauret

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

'Alice Walker, moment edition':
* examines the entire variety of Walker's prose writings: her novels, brief tales, essays, activist writings, speeches and memoirs
* has been completely revised within the mild of the newest scholarship and demanding developments
* brings assurance of Walker's paintings correct modern with a brand new bankruptcy on 'Now is the Time to Open Your center' (2004), and dialogue of her contemporary non-fictional writing, together with 'Overcoming Speechlessness' (2010)
* traces Walker's lineage again to nineteenth-century visionary black ladies 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 demonstrated textual content continues to be an important advisor to the paintings of a key US author as it explains her detailed position in modern American letters.

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