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Walker, Alice 1944-

Works: 783 works in 3,122 publications in 20 languages and 147,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Epistolary fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Subject Headings: African American authors 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Speaker, Dedicatee, Other, Lyricist, Conceptor, Creator
Classifications: PS3573.A425, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alice Walker
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Most widely held works by Alice Walker
The color purple : a novel by Alice Walker( Book )

480 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 13,019 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 )

86 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,929 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 )

77 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,337 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 )

115 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,264 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 )

56 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,157 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 )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-published, numerous-times-divorced aging woman embarks on a personal journey that begins on the Colorado River and traverses through her past and into her future. Her lover begins his own parallel voyage beginning in Hawaii. Will their paths diverge or reconnect?
The third life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker( Book )

74 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,626 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 )

53 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 2,620 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 )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2,498 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 )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,940 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,939 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
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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Absolute trust in the goodness of the earth : new poems by Alice Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,779 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 )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,691 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
Langston Hughes, American poet by Alice Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated biography of the Harlem poet whose works gave voice to the joy and pain of the Black experience in America
Revolutionary petunias & other poems by Alice Walker( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 1,443 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)
We are the ones we have been waiting for : inner light in a time of darkness : meditations by Alice Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,352 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
Once : poems by Alice Walker( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of poems by a young Alice Walker (b. 1944). The subjects are about Africa and civil rights conflict in the American South. This first volume of poetry established Walker as a poet of unusual sensitivity and power. All of the poems in this collection were written either in East Africa, where Walker spent the summer of 1965 or during her senior year at Sarah Lawrence College
Hard times require furious dancing : new poems by Alice Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 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
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning writer, reads poems and excerpts from her novels at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Jan. 9, 1989. Journalist Evelyn White interviews Walker at her home in Mendocino County, Calif. on June 22, 1989
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The color purple : a novel
Alternative Names
Alice Malsenior Walker

Alice Malsenior Walkerová

Alice Walker Amerikaans schrijfster

Alice Walker amerikansk poet och författare

Alice Walker amerikansk poet og skribent

Alice Walker écrivain américaine

Alice Walker pisarka amerykańska

Alice Walker scrittrice statunitense

Alice Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Alice Walker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und politische Aktivistin

Alice Walker usona verkistino

Alicia Walker

Leventhal, Alice Walker

Leventhal, Alice Walker 1944-

Walker, A. 1944-

Walker, A. (Alice), 1944-

Walker, Alice M. 1944-

Walker, Alice Malsenior

Walker, Alice Malsenior 1944-

Walker Leventhal, Alice 1944-

Άλις Γουόκερ

Еліс Вокер

Уокер, Элис

Уокер, Элис 1944-

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אליס ווקר

וואקר, אליס 1944־

أليس والكر

آلیس واکر

آلیس واکر نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

एलिस वाकर

অ্যালিস ওয়াকার

ਅਲਾਇਸ ਵਾਕਰ

ஆலிஸ் வாக்கர்

ആലിസ് വോക്കർ

앨리스 워커

워커, 앨리스 1944-


アリスウォーカー 1944-

ウォーカー, A.

ウォーカー, アリス


The temple of my familiarPossessing the secret of joyMeridianBy the light of my father's smile : a novelNow is the time to open your heart : a novelThe third life of Grange CopelandIn love & trouble; stories of Black womenHer blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete