eBook Critical Companion To Alice Walker, 1st Edition

  • Carmen Gillespie
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  • ISBN-10: 1438134886
  • ISBN-13: 9781438134888
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Alice Walker is one of the few living writers whose work regularly appears in the high school curriculum. While she is known primarily for her best-selling novel and masterpiece The Color Purple, many of her other novels, essays, and poems are favorites of both students and teachers alike. In 1983 she became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. CRITICAL COMPANION TO ALICE WALKER is a one-stop resource for anyone interested in this prolific author's life, works, and achievements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Biography.
2: Walker, Alice (1944– ).
3: Works A to Z.
4: Novels.
5: By the Light of My Father’s Smile (1998).
6: Color Purple, the (1982).
7: Meridian (1976).
8: Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004).
9: Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992).
10: The Temple of My Familiar (1989).
11: The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970).
12: Short Fiction.
13: The Complete Stories (2005).
14: In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973).
15: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart (2000).
16: You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down (1981).
17: Poetry Collections and Selected Individual Poems.
18: Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems (2003).
19: “Ballad of the Brown Girl” (1968).
20: “Be Nobody’s Darling” (1973).
21: “Did this Happen to your Mother? Did your Sister Throw Up a Lot?” (1979).
22: Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See you in the Morning: Poems (1979).
23: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing (2010).
24: Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965–1990 Complete (1991).
25: Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1984).
26: “Janie Crawford” (1991).
27: Once: Poems (1968).
28: “Poem at Thirty-Nine” (1984).
29: Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings, A (2003).
30: “Revolutionary Petunias” (1973).
31: Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems (1973).
32: “Suicide” (1968).
33: “We Have a Beautiful Mother” (1991).
34: “Why War is Never Good Idea” (2003).
35: Nonfiction Collections and Selected Individual Essays.
36: Alice Walker: Banned (1996).
37: “Alice Walker on Why War is Never a Good Idea”.
38: “Alice Walker Reflects on Working Toward Peace”.
39: “Alice Walker’s Wise Counsel for Obama” (2008).
40: Anything we Love can be Saved: A Writer’s Activism (1997).
41: “Beauty: when the Other Dancer is the Self” (1983).
42: “Civil Rights Movement: What Good was it, the” (1967).
43: I Love Myself when I am Laughing ... and then Again When I am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader (1979).
44: “In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens” (1974).
45: In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983).
46: Letters of Love and Hope: The Story of the Cuban Five (Nancy Morejon, Alice Walker, and Leonard I. Weinglass) (2005).
47: “Letter to President Clinton, A” (1996).
48: Living by the Word: Selected Writings, 1973–1987 (1988).
49: Overcoming Speechlessness: a Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel (2010).
50: Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult, the (1996).
51: Sent by Earth: a Message from the Grandmother Spirit after the Bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (2001).
52: Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar (1993).
53: We are the Ones We have been Waiting for (2006).
54: World has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker, The (2010).
55: Children’s Books.
56: Finding the Green Stone (1991).
57: Langston Hughes, American Poet (1974).
58: There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me (2006).
59: To Hell with Dying (1988).
60: Why War is Never a Good Idea (2007).
61: Selected Nonfiction Audio Recordings.
62: Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y (2007).
63: Gardening the Soul (2000).
64: Giving Birth, Finding Form (1993).
65: My Life as My Self (1995).
66: Pema Chödrön & Alice Walker in Conversation: On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy (1998).
67: Related People, Places, and Topics.
68: Afra-American Women’s Literary Renaissance.
69: African-American Missionaries in Africa.
70: African-American Quilting.
71: African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E. Church).
72: Alice Walker Literary Society.
73: All-Black Towns.
74: Allen, Robert (1942– ).
75: Antiapartheid Movements.
76: Antinuclear Movement.
77: Aquarius (Astrological Sign).
78: Baartman, Sara (Saartjie Baartman, Sarah Baartman) (1789–1815).
79: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
80: Bantu.
81: Baptists.
82: Black Aesthetic.
83: Black Arts Movement.
84: Black Elk (1863-1950).
85: Black Madonna.
86: Blues, The.
87: Buddhism.
88: Buffalo Soldiers.
89: Camus, Albert (1913-1960).
90: Cane (Jean Toomer) (1923).
91: Cassava.
92: Castro, Fidel (1926– ).
93: Chapman, Tracy (1964– ).
94: Chödrön, Pema (1936– ).
95: Civil Rights Movement.
96: Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) (1873-1954).
97: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
98: Conjure Woman.
99: Cooper, Jane (1924–2007).
100: Deeter, Catherine (1959– ).
101: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (1821–1867).
102: Double Consciousness.
103: DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt DuBois) (1868–1963).
104: Eatonton, Georgia.
105: Ellington, Duke (Edward Kennedy) (1899–1974).
106: Evers, Medgar (1925–1963).
107: Familiar.
108: Female Genital Mutilation (Female Circumcision, Clitoridectomy).
109: Feminism.
110: Freedom Riders.
111: Gaines, Ernest (1933– ).
112: Gnostic Gospels.
113: Goddess Figures (in Literature by African- American Women).
114: Goldberg, Whoopi (Caryn Elaine Johnson) (1955– ).
115: Gold Dust Twins.
116: Griot.
117: Guevara, Che (Ernesto Guevara) (1928–1966).
118: Harlem Renaissance.
119: Harris, Joel Chandler (1845 or 1848–1904).
120: Head, Bessie (1937–1986).
121: Hot Comb.
122: Hughes, Langston (1902–1967).
123: Hurston, Zora Neale (1891–1960).
124: I Ching.
125: Jackson, Rebecca (1795–1871).
126: Jazz.
127: Jim Crow.
128: Jones, Quincy (1933– ).
129: Juke Joint (Jook Joint).
130: Jung, Carl Gustav (1875–1961).
131: Kahlo, Frida (1907–1954).
132: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).
133: Ku Klux Klan.
134: Land-Grant Colleges.
135: Lenox Avenue.
136: Leopold II (1835–1909).
137: Leventhal, Melvyn (1943– ).
138: Livingstone, David (1813–1873).
139: London Missionary Society.
140: Lumumba, Patrice (1925–1961).
141: Lynching.
142: Lynd, Helen (1896–1982).
143: Lynd, Staughton (1929– ).
144: Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925–1965).
145: Mammy Stereotype.
146: Mbeles.
147: Medium.
148: Medusa.
149: Meyjes, Menno (1954– ).
150: Monrovia, Liberia.
151: Moors.
152: Motherpeace Tarot Deck.
153: Ms. Magazine.
154: Mudra.
155: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
156: Norman, Marsha (Marsha Williams) (1947– ).
157: Mbande, Nzinga (Queen Nzinga, Queen Anne) (c.a. 1582–1663).
158: O’Connor, Flannery (1925–1964).
159: Parmar, Pratibha (1955– ).
160: Pippin, Horace (1888–1946).
161: Presley, Elvis (1935–1977).
162: Rogers, J. A. (1883–1966).
163: Rooks, Belvie (1946– ).
164: Rukeyser, Muriel (1913–1980).
165: Runes.
166: Sanders, Scott (1957– ).
167: Sarah Lawrence College.
168: Scarification.
169: Schweitzer, Albert (1875–1965).
170: Self-Affirmation.
171: Sharecropping.
172: Slave Narratives.
173: Smith, Bessie (1894?–1937).
174: Smith-Robinson, Ruby Doris (1942–1967).
175: Sophia.
176: Speke, John Hanning (1827–1864).
177: Spelman College.
178: Spielberg, Steven (1946– ).
179: Spirituals.
180: Stanley, Henry Morton (1841–1904).
181: Steinem, Gloria (1934– ).
182: Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
183: Sugartit.
184: Their Eyes Were Watching God.
185: Tolstoy, Leo (1828–1910).
186: Tonglen.
187: Toomer, Jean (1894–1967).
188: Transcendental Meditation.
189: Truth, Sojourner (Isabella Baumfree) (ca. 1797–1883).
190: Tucker, Sophie (1884–1966).
191: Uncle Remus.
192: Walker, Rebecca Grant (Rebecca Grant Leventhal) (1969– ).
193: Wheatley, Phillis (ca. 1753–1784).