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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Alice Walker

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230575882
Publication Date February 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

When it was first published, Lauret's text was one of the first book-length studies of Alice Walker's prose to appear in Britain. This new edition has been revised in the light of the latest scholarship and brings coverage of the full range of Walker's work up-to-date with the author's literary production, activism and life-events since 2000.

MARIA LAURET is Reader in American Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, where she teaches American literature.


Acknowledgements
Foreword to the Second Edition: Alice Walker Ten Years Later
Alice Walker's Life and Work: An Introduction
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970)
Meridian (1976)
The Color Purple (1982)
The Temple of My Familiar (1989)
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998) and Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004)
A Writer's Activism and its Critics: An Epilogue
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

Reviews

'In this second edition, Lauret offers a fuller, richer, more compelling, updated text that showcases the impressive range and depth of her investigations into Walker scholarship.' - Loretta Woodard, Marygrove College, USA
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