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Walker, Margaret 1915-1998

Overview
Works: 155 works in 513 publications in 5 languages and 24,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Poetry  Historical fiction  Interviews  Documentary films  Bildungsromans  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of introduction, Narrator, Other, Lyricist, Translator
Classifications: PS3545.A517, 813.52
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Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )

100 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here in the classic -- and true story -- of Vyry: the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress, a southern Civil War heroine to rival Scarlett O'Hara. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction. Jubilee is a story that Margaret Walker heard as a child from her grandmother, the real Vyry's daughter. Weaving her family's oral history with thirty years of research, Walker has brought the true and everyday experiences of slaves to millions of readers around the world, black and white, young and old. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history." -- Publisher's description
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 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hardcover publication of this work resulted in a landmark case, Ellen Wright v. Warner Books Inc. and Margaret Walker. The court ruled in favor of Walker and Warner Books Inc. in a precedent setting opinion. The court's decision, as well as the opinion of the presiding judges is included in this volume
For my people by Margaret Walker( Book )

52 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo on painting : an anthology of writings by Leonardo( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,071 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 )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is my century : new and collected poems by Margaret Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together one hundred of Margaret Walker's poems
On being female, black, and free : essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992 by Margaret Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 650 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 )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For My People : the Life And Writing Of Margaret Walker by Judith McCray( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 357 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
October journey by Margaret Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I wrote Jubilee by Margaret Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 280 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 220 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 )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the works of Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Margaret Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks
Richard Wright : Black boy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketch of African-American writer, Richard Wright. Includes a discussion of his literary works and the times in which he lived, weaving together dramatic recreations from Wright's work and recollections of friends and scholars. It follows Wright's journey from a childhood of poverty through the Chicago Black cultural renaissance of the 1930s, the Communist Party during the Depression, the MacCarthy-era, the American expatriate community in 1950s Paris and his final years
The poetry of Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes and Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Walker Alexander reads Langston Hughes, P.L. Dunbar, J.W. Johnson by Margaret Walker( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo on painting : an anthology of writings by Leonardo( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature by Margaret Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Margaret Walker by Margaret Walker( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Margaret A. 1915-1998

Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker.

Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker 1915-1998

Alexander, Margaret Walker.

Margaret Abigail Walker

Margaret Walker Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1915-1998)

Margaret Walker écrivaine américaine

Margaret Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Walker Alexander, Margaret 1915-1998

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Languages
English (298)

German (12)

French (12)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Richard Wright, daemonic genius : a portrait of the man, a critical look at his workFor my peopleLeonardo on painting : an anthology of writingsA poetic equation: conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret WalkerThis is my century : new and collected poemsMargaret Walker's "For my people" : a tributeLeonardo on painting : an anthology of writingsEnglish literatureConversations with Margaret Walker