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Alice Walker (1) (1944–)

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85+ oeuvres 36,401 utilisateurs 577 critiques 23 Favoris

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three afficher plus collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California. Like so many characters in her fiction, Alice Walker was born into a family of sharecroppers in Eaton, Georgia. She began Spelman College on a scholarship and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1965. While still in college, Walker became active in the civil rights movement and continued her involvement after she graduated, serving as a voter registration worker in Georgia. She also worked in a Head Start program in Mississippi and was on the staff of the New York City welfare department. She has lectured and taught at several colleges and universities and currently operates a publishing house, Wild Trees Press, of which she is a co-founder. Walker began her literary career as a poet, publishing Once: Poems in 1968. The collection reflects her experiences in the civil rights movement and her travels in Africa. Her second collection of poetry, Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems (1973), is a celebration of the struggle against oppression and racism. In between these two collections, she published her first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), the story of Ruth Copeland, a young black girl, and her grandfather, Grange, who brutalizes his own family out of the frustrations of racial prejudice and his own sense of inadequacy. Walker's first collection of short stories, In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973), established her special concern for the struggles, hardships, loyalties, and triumphs of black women, a powerful force in the rest of her fiction. Meridian (1976), her second novel, is the story of Meridian Hill, a civil rights worker. In her second collection of short stories, You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down (1981), Walker again portrays black women struggling against sexual, racial, and economic oppression. Walker's third novel, The Color Purple (1982), brought her the national recognition denied her earlier works. Through this story of the sharecropper Celie and the abuses she endures, Walker draws together the themes that have run through her earlier work into a concentrated and powerful attack on racism and sexism, and produces a triumphant celebration of the spirit and endurance of black women. The book received the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a successful film. Walker describes her most recent novel, The Temple of My Familiar (1989) as "a romance of the last 500,000 years." The book is a blend of myth and history revolving around three marriages. As the married couples tell their stories, they explore both their origins and the inner life of modern African Americans. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
Crédit image: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Frank Arnold

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Œuvres de Alice Walker

La couleur pourpre (1982) 19,787 exemplaires
The Temple of My Familiar (1989) 2,439 exemplaires
Le secret de la joie (1992) 2,224 exemplaires
Meridian (1976) 1,303 exemplaires
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (1981) 864 exemplaires
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998) 764 exemplaires
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) 748 exemplaires
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004) 541 exemplaires
Anything We Love Can Be Saved (1997) 400 exemplaires
Living by the Word (1988) 361 exemplaires
Revolutionary Petunias (1973) 207 exemplaires
Why War Is Never a Good Idea (2007) 199 exemplaires
Once: Poems (1976) 158 exemplaires
To Hell with Dying (1967) 136 exemplaires
The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (2011) 133 exemplaires
Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974) 117 exemplaires
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart (2018) 101 exemplaires
Finding the Green Stone (1611) 89 exemplaires
Everyday Use (1973) 81 exemplaires
Alice Walker Banned (1996) 54 exemplaires
The Complete Stories (1994) 53 exemplaires
Collected Poems (2005) 17 exemplaires
Alice Walker Poetry (1985) 11 exemplaires
Gardening the Soul (2000) 7 exemplaires
Moeders en dochters (1988) 6 exemplaires
My Life As My Self (1995) 4 exemplaires
The Sweet Abyss (2004) 4 exemplaires
Följeslagaren (1990) 3 exemplaires
Zugvögel (2002) 2 exemplaires
In Love and in Trouble 2 exemplaires
Kindred Spirits 1 exemplaire
Looking for Zora 1 exemplaire
Walker, Alice Archive 1 exemplaire
Am I Blue 1 exemplaire
From Alice Walker 1 exemplaire
All Things Censored 1 exemplaire
"The Flowers" 1 exemplaire

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> Dans ce poignant roman épistolaire, Alice Walker dénonce la misère, l’oppression raciale et sexuelle des femmes noires du Sud des Etats-Unis. Abusée, engrossée deux fois par son beau-père à quatorze ans, Célie est vite mariée à Albert, un homme qui cherche une domestique plus qu’une épouse... Dans ce ménage improbable, le mépris du mari va de paire avec les coups. La jeune soeur de Célie, Nettie, qui s’est installée avec eux, est chassée par Albert après avoir repoussé ses avances et réussit à partir pour l’Afrique. Ne sachant pas où joindre sa soeur, Célie commence pourtant à lui écrire des lettres, qu’elle adresse à “ce cher bon Dieu”. Cette correspondance sans retour la sauvera du désespoir.
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« Un récit bouleversant sur le combat des femmes pour l'égalité et l'indépendance. »
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