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Alice Walker (1944 - )
Pulitzer Prize winner, Political activist, author of The Color Purple
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- Annina's Alice Walker Page
- This site contains a biography of the author, as well as links to a wide range of web resources. These include interviews, reviews, critical articles and essays, bibliographies, and information about her books. An excellent starting point.
- Contains: Extensive Bio, Interview, Works Available, Criticism, Commentary, Bibliography, Webliography
- Author: Anniina Jokinen
- Green lap, brown embrace, blue body: the ecospirituality of AliceWalker
- Examines the treatment of spirituality and environmental issues in Walker's writings.
- Contains: Criticism
- Author: Pamela A. Smith
- From:Cross Currents Winter, 1998
Biographical sites about Alice Walker
- Alice Walker
- Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet.
- Contains: Sketch
- Author: Academy of American Poets
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014
Delhi, India: Pencraft International Publishers, Jan 2016, 168 pages.
This critical anthology attempts a searching analysis and revaluation of issues emerging in Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple. Ranging from the biographical to the history of African-American narrative traditions, feminist and postmodernist interventions, and the cinematic adaptation of the novel, this collection offers a re-visioning of Alice Walker as a woman artist, her philosophy of life, and her role as a spiritual seeker. The collection extends the critical trajectory of feminism towards intersectionality, multiculturalism, and internationalism by bringing in contributions from scholars based in the USA and in India.
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is a welcome attempt by editor Devaleena Das to bring together eleven critical essays on what readers and scholars regard as Walker’s magnum opus. While many of the essays are concerned with Walker’s “womanist ethics”, the book also covers other topics such as female desire, female friendship, homoeroticism, epistolary memory, racism as well as domestic and societal violence. In addition, the volume exposes the readers to African American art of weaving, the convention of neo-slave narratives, the ecology and space and time, and the problems involved in translating a work of fiction into a movie…The anthology is indeed a worthy effort to capture the intersection of gender, race, history, culture and art in The Color Purple.
(Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English, Ohio University)