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Walker, Alice 1944-

Overview
Works: 786 works in 2,531 publications in 10 languages and 145,832 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Political fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Interviewee, Performer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Conceptor, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3573.A425, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alice Walker
The color purple : a novel by Alice Walker ( Book )
217 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 12,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival
The temple of my familiar by Alice Walker ( Book )
51 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 5,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning frequently to Suwelo's visits to Mr. Hal and his stories about Fanny, this tale transcends time and examines such contradictions as black vs. white, man vs. woman, sexual freedom vs. sexual slavery, past vs. present, etc
Possessing the secret of joy by Alice Walker ( Book )
52 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of The Color Purple presents a provocative story of a young tribal African woman who lives most of her adult life in America. Tashi submits toher people's custom of genital mutilation. Severely traumatize d by the experience, she spends the rest of her life battling madness, trying to regain the ability to recognize her own reality
Meridian by Alice Walker ( Book )
94 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meridian Hill is a deserted teenage mother who volunteers to help in the local civil rights movement
By the light of my father's smile : a novel by Alice Walker ( Book )
48 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on two black sisters whose father forbids teen sex and when one engages in it gives her a hiding. The novel explores "the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much-prized and necessary original self." By the author of The Color Purple
Now is the time to open your heart : a novel by Alice Walker ( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A well-published, numerous-times-divorced woman leaves her lover to embark on a personal journey that begins on the Colorado River and traverses through her past and into her future, while her lover begins his own parallel voyage. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple
The third life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker ( Book )
64 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic account of a Southern Negro's struggle to overcome white as well as black oppression
In love & trouble; stories of Black women by Alice Walker ( Book )
44 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The desires and fears of the American black woman are explored with compassion and understanding in these thirteen short stories
Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete by Alice Walker ( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walker brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a world committing eco-suicide
You can't keep a good woman down : stories by Alice Walker ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourteen short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about strong women--their struggles and joys
Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women by Alice Walker ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her best-selling 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker opened a painful door: she brought the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world's women, to the attention of the reading public. For many readers, this first encounter with a subject previously unfamiliar to them was shocking and unforgettable. Alice Walker decided early in the process of writing her novel that she had not yet done enough to help stop this age-old practice. She resolved to make a documentary film that would further educate people about the harmful, sometimes deadly process of removing the clitoris - and often the remaining outer genitalia - as a means of maintaining tradition and ensuring a woman's "cleanliness" and fidelity. To make the film, Alice Walker teamed up with Indian-British filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, whose credits include several widely acclaimed documentaries focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This book chronicles their odyssey together. Warrior Marks describes a unique filmmaking journey, from Alice Walker's first letter to Pratibha Parmar proposing the idea of the film to the many journal entries and observations each of them made along the way. From California to England to Senegal, The Gambia, and Burkina Faso, Warrior Marks follows Walker and Parmar as they interview people who are concerned with and affected by the practice of female genital mutilation. The text includes transcripts of their interviews, three new poems by Alice Walker, and over fifty photographs offering a vivid and poignant portrayal of the people and places they visited. For its insights into the collaborative creative process, as well as its perceptions about the politics of filmmaking and the politics of feminism, Warrior Marks is an extraordinary volume. It is also the adventure of two remarkable women who together fulfilled a dream
Absolute trust in the goodness of the earth : new poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to live life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community"--Dustjacket
Horses make a landscape look more beautiful : poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Alice Walker & rsquo;s fourth collection of poetry, simple observations from a life well lived balance an unflinching examination of critical global worries The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker & rsquo;s attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
I love myself when I am laughing ... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Hard times require furious dancing : new poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one." So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her works dance, sing, and heal
Revolutionary petunias & other poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These poems are about revolutionaries and lovers - about how, both in revolution and in love, loss of trust and compassion robs us of hope. They are also about (and for) those few embattled souls who remain painfully committed to beauty and to love even while facing the firing squad. "Quick, direct, witty, pungent" (DeWitt Beall, Chicago Daily News)
Once : poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice Walker & rsquo;s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker & rsquo;s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker & rsquo;s entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker & rsquo;s talents are prodigious, yet it & rsquo;s her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning : poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
23 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The status of black American women is explored in this collection of nonfiction writings. Writing these, Walker says, "led me eventually into a larger understanding of the psyche, and of the world." What finally marks this volume is the strong sense of change and, ultimately, of forgiveness as a part of growth. In her powerful third collection, Alice Walker writes vivid, beautiful poems of breakdown and spiritual disarray
We are the ones we have been waiting for : inner light in a time of darkness : meditations by Alice Walker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book of spiritual ruminations with a progressive political edge, from the Pulitzer Prize-winner who has devoted her life to befriending the earth. Walker has long been a force for sanity in a chaotic world. Here she draws on her deep spiritual grounding, her political conviction and experience, and her literary gifts to offer a series of meditations filled with wisdom, hope, encouragement, and, at times, serenity to a world in need of all these things. "Happiness ... comes from the simple belief that what one is feeling and doing is right. That it is right to protect rather than terrorize others; right to feed people rather than withhold food (and medicine); right to want the freedom and joyful existence of all human kind ... A deep knowing that we are the earth--our separation from Earth perhaps our greatest illusion--and that we stand, with gratitude and love, by our planetary Self."--Publisher description
Why war is never a good idea by Alice Walker ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simple, rhythmic text explores the wanton destructiveness of War, which has grown old but not wise, as it demolishes nice people and beautiful things with no consideration for the consequences
 
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Alternative Names
Leventhal, Alice Walker, 1944-
Walker, A. 1944-
Walker, A. (Alice), 1944-
Walker, Alice M. 1944-
Walker, Alice Malsenior, 1944-
Walker Leventhal, Alice 1944-
Уокер, Элис, 1944-
וואקר, אליס, 1944־
アリスウォーカー, 1944-
ウォーカー, A
ウォーカー, アリス
Languages
English (1,035)
German (17)
French (8)
Italian (8)
Multiple languages (7)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Danish (3)
Turkish (2)
Chinese (1)
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