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The Resource Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000, edited by Valerie Boyd

Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000, edited by Valerie Boyd

Label
Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000
Title
Gathering blossoms under fire
Title remainder
the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000
Statement of responsibility
edited by Valerie Boyd
Title variation
Journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alice
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
Z46 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boyd, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Authors, American
  • African American women authors
  • Social reformers
Label
Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000, edited by Valerie Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marriage, movement, and Mississippi / the 1960s -- The nature of this flower is to bloom / the 1970s -- Be nobody's darling / the 1980s -- You can't keep a good woman down / the 1990s
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 537 pages
Isbn
9781476773155
Lccn
2021047979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1276901372
  • (OCoLC)1276901372
Label
Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000, edited by Valerie Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marriage, movement, and Mississippi / the 1960s -- The nature of this flower is to bloom / the 1970s -- Be nobody's darling / the 1980s -- You can't keep a good woman down / the 1990s
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 537 pages
Isbn
9781476773155
Lccn
2021047979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1276901372
  • (OCoLC)1276901372

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