Gathering Blossoms Under Fire (inbunden)
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Gathering Blossoms Under Fire (inbunden)

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

The Journals of Alice Walker

Inbunden Engelska, 2022-04-12
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For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the world. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend.
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One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful

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Alice Walker is a distinguished author and activist who has written dozens of books, including novels, poems, essays, short stories and children's books. She was the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award in 1983. Walker's other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy. More than fifteen million copies of her books have been sold and her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages. As an activist, Walker focuses on issues of inequality, poverty and social injustice. Valerie Boyd is arts editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in Book, Ms., The Oxford American, The Washington Post and African-American Review. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.