Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works (Writers and by Senior Lecturer in Law Mary Donnelly M.a (La

By Senior Lecturer in Law Mary Donnelly M.a (La

This sequence introduces the lifestyles and writings of authors whose works without end replaced the period of time during which they lived, and whose writing is still a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.

Show description

Read or Download Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works (Writers and Their Works) PDF

Best biographies books

Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer, 1867-1944

Amy Marcy Cheney seashore (1867-1944), the main broadly played composer of her iteration, was once the 1st American girl to be successful as a author of large-scale artwork song. Her "Gaelic" Symphony, given its optimal via the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was once the 1st paintings of its variety via an American lady to be played via an American orchestra.

Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance

AFRICAN AMERICAN historical past involves LIFEDiscover why teens all around the state are interpreting the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. here's what you must learn about the lives of significant black women and men in the course of the magnificent Harlem Renaissance:louis "satchmo" armstrongeubie blakethomas andrew dorseyw.

Tiger Woods Makes Masters History

Simply seven years past, Tiger Woods do not need been allowed to be a member at Augusta nationwide golfing membership. yet in 1997, Woods gained the Masters there with an improbable 12-stroke lead. He may be the youngest and the 1st non-white participant to don the fairway jacket. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing corporation.

Wohin die Erinnerung führt. Mein Leben

Saul Friedländer ist noch ein halbes type, als der Zweite Weltkrieg zu Ende geht. Sanft und in einer wunderschönen Sprache erzählt der große Historiker des Holocaust von seinem Leben danach, das reich ist an Erfahrungen und Begegnungen, aber das Leben eines Entwurzelten bleibt.
„Wohin die Erinnerung führt“ ist das großartige Zeugnis einer Epoche und gewährt zugleich ungewöhnlich offen Einblick in die fragilen Gefühlswelten eines Überlebenden. Den blutjungen Saul Friedländer drängt es nach Israel, wo er als glühender Zionist für die Gründung eines jüdischen Staates kämpfen will. Der Fünfzehnjährige fälscht das Geburtsdatum in seinem go und schifft sich auf der „Altalena“ ein. In kurzer Zeit lernt er hebräisch und die jüdische Kultur kennen, doch schon bald zieht es ihn wieder zurück nach Paris. Er studiert und erkennt immer deutlicher, wohin die Suche nach der eigenen Identität ihn führen wird – in die Erinnerung an jenes Ereignis, dem sechs Millionen Juden, darunter auch seine Eltern, zum Opfer gefallen sind. dependent und mit scheinbar leichter Feder erweckt Saul Friedländer in seinen Memoiren Menschen und Milieus zum Leben, schildert die politischen und intellektuellen Kontroversen seiner Zeit und lässt den Schmerz fühlbar werden, in den dieses ganze Leben unentrinnbar eingetaucht ist.

Additional resources for Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works (Writers and Their Works)

Sample text

White, 356–357). A recipient of the National Book Award and a New York Times best-seller, the novel established Walker as a household name. More importantly, it gave Walker the economic freedom so important to creative endeavors. Walker understood that money allowed artists to pursue their goals. Virginia Woolf is remembered for insisting that women artists needed “A Room of One’s Own” to create, but it is often forgotten that she insisted just as strongly on an independent income as a precondition for creative freedom.

In the summer of 1973, they moved to New York, Leventhal to continue his work with the NAACP, and Walker to work as an associate editor at Ms. magazine. She was allowed a flexible work schedule that left time for her writing. In 1974 Walker’s book of poems, Revolutionary Petunias, was nominated for a National Book Award. Among the other poets nominated were Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich. But Walker, Lorde, and Rich had promised one another something: If any of them won, they would accept the award on behalf of all of them and donate the stipend to a good cause.

A recipient of the National Book Award and a New York Times best-seller, the novel established Walker as a household name. More importantly, it gave Walker the economic freedom so important to creative endeavors. Walker understood that money allowed artists to pursue their goals. Virginia Woolf is remembered for insisting that women artists needed “A Room of One’s Own” to create, but it is often forgotten that she insisted just as strongly on an independent income as a precondition for creative freedom.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 26 votes