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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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Obras por Alice Walker

The Color Purple (1982) 19,704 exemplares
The Temple of My Familiar (1989) 2,435 exemplares
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) 2,222 exemplares
Meridian (1976) 1,301 exemplares
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (1981) 862 exemplares
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998) 766 exemplares
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) 747 exemplares
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004) 540 exemplares
Anything We Love Can Be Saved (1997) 399 exemplares
Living by the Word (1988) 360 exemplares
Revolutionary Petunias (1973) 206 exemplares
Why War Is Never a Good Idea (2007) 199 exemplares
Once: Poems (1976) 158 exemplares
To Hell with Dying (1967) 136 exemplares
The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (2011) 132 exemplares
Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974) 117 exemplares
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart (2018) 99 exemplares
Finding the Green Stone (1611) 89 exemplares
Everyday Use (1973) 81 exemplares
Alice Walker Banned (1996) 54 exemplares
The Complete Stories (1994) 53 exemplares
Collected Poems (2005) 17 exemplares
Alice Walker Poetry (1985) 11 exemplares
Gardening the Soul (2000) 7 exemplares
Moeders en dochters (1988) 6 exemplares
My Life As My Self (1995) 4 exemplares
The Sweet Abyss (2004) 4 exemplares
Följeslagaren (1990) 3 exemplares
Zugvögel (2002) 2 exemplares
Kindred Spirits 1 exemplar
Looking for Zora 1 exemplar
Am I Blue 1 exemplar
From Alice Walker 1 exemplar
"The Flowers" 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (2018) — Prefácio — 1,654 exemplares
Mules and Men (1935) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,089 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições918 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 775 exemplares
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (1988) — Contribuidor — 488 exemplares
The Complete Stories (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições468 exemplares
Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World (1987) — Contribuidor — 465 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Contribuidor, algumas edições423 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 396 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 372 exemplares
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuidor — 366 exemplares
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies (1982) — Contribuidor — 357 exemplares
Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 327 exemplares
The Color Purple [1985 film] (1985) — Novel — 311 exemplares
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares
Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (1995) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)algumas edições178 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (1991) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (2012) — Prefácio, algumas edições88 exemplares
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures (1994) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Black-Eyed Susans; Classic Stories By and About Black Women (1975) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Midnight Birds: Stories by Contemporary Black Women Writers (1980) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (2021) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Audre Lorde Compendium: Essays, Speeches, and Journals (1809) — Introdução, algumas edições26 exemplares
Wild Women (1854) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Other Woman: Stories of Two Women and a Man (1993) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry (1999) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
America's Original Sin: A Study Guide on White Racism (1994) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, Issue 2 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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highlandcow | 333 outras críticas | 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 | 333 outras críticas | 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 | 3 outras críticas | 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 | 333 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
85
Also by
124
Membros
36,263
Popularidade
#511
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
572
ISBN
603
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
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