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Walker, Margaret 1915-1998

Works: 248 works in 559 publications in 6 languages and 20,603 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Poetry  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Editor, Lyricist, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3545.A517, B
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Most widely held works about Margaret Walker
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Most widely held works by Margaret Walker
Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )
84 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 3,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fortunes of a mulatto girl--as a slave during the Civil War and then as a woman freed by the Emancipation Proclamation
Richard Wright, daemonic genius : a portrait of the man, a critical look at his work by Margaret Walker( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is my century : new and collected poems by Margaret Walker( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings together one hundred of Margaret Walker's poems
For my people by Margaret Walker( Book )
39 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo on painting : an anthology of writings by Leonardo( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo's writings on painting were never edited by Leonardo himself into a coherent treatise. The book known as Leonardo's Treatise on Painting, first published in 1651, comprises a compilation of quotations, described by one early translator as a "chaos of intelligence." This anthology aims to bring order into the chaos, so Leonardo's views can be read in a logical and sequential manner. The authors have edited material not only from the Treatise but also from Leonardo's surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources, some of which are here translated for the first time. Included among these are Leonardo's own letters and memoranda, letters by contemporaries, and important documents to which he was a signatory. The book begins by looking at Leonardo's general principles of painting. Then follow sections on the optical foundations of art, the human body, the appearance of nature, and the practice of painting, including instructions for the artist and evocative accounts of subject matter.--From publisher description
A poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker by Nikki Giovanni( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992 by Margaret Walker( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These highly personal essays, written over the course of six decades, reveal the woman as well as the artist, capturing the independent creative spirit of this literary icon. In accessible and stirring prose, Walker speaks directly about her own experiences - such as growing up in a deeply religious home, living in the Jim Crow South, marrying and raising a family, and becoming a civil rights activist. These essays also offer Walker's critical perspectives on a wide range of topics, from the role of the black woman artist to the distinctiveness of African American cultural life and to the importance of education in the fight for political change. Maryemma Graham's introduction provides a historical context for the essays, placing Walker's work within the African American literary canon. Walker reflects on the numerous poets and writers she has known over the years, including Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Richard Wright. A work of broad general appeal, On Being Female, Black, and Free offers a powerful introduction to the work of an essential American literary figure
Prophets for a new day by Margaret Walker( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
October journey by Margaret Walker( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For my people the life and writing of Margaret Walker by Judith McCray( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through interviews with writers, scholars, and Walker herself, this documentary examines the life and work of Margaret Walker focusing on the influence that her writing had on Black women writers
How I wrote Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Walker's "For my people" : a tribute by Roland L Freeman( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half a century ago a young woman published a poem that was destined to reverberate through American life. Here that poem is reprinted with thirty-eight stunning photographs that celebrate it. "For My People" is a resounding catalog of black history, a clarion that refutes the affliction of humiliation, an indelible record of noble accomplishments. Since 1942 this enduring paean to black America has remained an everlasting appeal against racial oppression. "I wrote most of that poem," Margaret Walker says, "in fifteen minutes on a typewriter. I think it was just after my twenty-second birthday, and I felt it was my whole life gushing out - as I had felt about my people all my life." Since that time the astonishing young poet whose voice rose in cadences that praise and honor black America has never ceased to stir minds and hearts to action with her credos. She became indeed the renowned poet, novelist, lecturer, teacher, and sage Margaret Walker Alexander. In commemoration of "For My People," her first publication, and in tribute to her richly productive life, the acclaimed photographer Roland L. Freeman has joined a photo essay to Margaret Walker's poem. "I selected photographs that call to mind the special human elements evoked by Walker, so basic to everyday life, and yet not often celebrated, elements which unravel the real beauty and the tenacity for life of African-American people." With this marvelous collaboration both Walker and Freeman stimulate rejoicing for the spirit of the artist who perceives and depicts the rich and vital culture of black America. In this jubilee year of a momentous poem, "For My People" continues to resound in the hearts of African-Americans and for all who love human freedom
Anthology of Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Recording )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents selections from the works of Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Margaret Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks
The poetry of Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English literature by Margaret Walker( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson by Margaret Walker( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes and Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English literature by Steven Croft( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flieht wie ein Vogel auf eure Berge : Roman by Margaret Walker( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.14 for English li ... to 0.94 for Mississipp ...)
Alternative Names
Alexander, Margaret A. 1915-1998
Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker.
Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker 1915-1998
Alexander, Margaret Walker.
Walker Alexander, Margaret 1915-1998
English (248)
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German (12)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (3)
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