"Miscegenation," Rape, and "Race" in Alice Walker's Meridian
- Alice Walker's Revisionary Politics of Rape. Field, Robin E. // Dialogue (15749630);2009, Vol. 5, p149
This essay argues that Alice Walker fundamentally transforms how rape is represented in American literature through the narrative strategies and revolutionary politics portrayed in The Color Purple. This novel places readers within the rape victim's consciousness via the use of a first-person...
- Party of Animals. Wolcott, James // New Republic;5/29/89, Vol. 200 Issue 22, p28
Reviews the book "The Temple of My Familiar," by Alice Walker.
- Third Life - Alice Walker's Expos� of the Tragic World of the Sharecroppers. Chillar, Gulab // Language in India;Sep2011, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p103
The article critiques the novels of Alice Walker which expose the racist aggression in an effective and realistic dramatization of characters. The author commends Walker's treatment of aggression that clearly identify the motives of oppression in the racist economic and social system. He...
- The Meaning of Obama's Victory. Rothschild, Matthew // Progressive;Dec2008, Vol. 72 Issue 12, p8
The article presents the author's views on the victory of Barack Obama, the newly elected president of the U.S., as the end of racism in the country. The author mentions about the long age of racism in the U.S. and cites the phrases of several poets and novelists like Alice Walker and Langston...
- An analysis of womanism in Alice walker's Everyday use. LIU Zhuo; CAI Ni-na // US-China Foreign Language;Nov2009, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p57
In response to black women's double oppressions of racism and sexism, Alice Walker articulates womanism by underscoring women's consciousness and black people's wholeness. By comparing Walker's life with three black females in Everyday use, analyzing the narrator and narrative tense and...
- From Black Nationalism to the Ethnic Revival: "Meridian's" Lynne Rabinowitz. Cardon, Lauren S. // MELUS;Fall2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p159
A literary criticism of the 1976 novel "Meridian" by Alice Walker is presented. The author discusses the Jewish character of Lynne Rabinowitz in the novel and explores themes of ethnic assimilation, activism, and coalition building in the novel. Other topics include 1960s Civil Rights movements,...
- Alice Walker's redemptive art. Smith, Felipe // African American Review;Fall92, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p437
Discusses the saving power of art depicted in the works of Alice Walker. `Saving' of lives as center of Walker's art; Art as a means of keeping the connection between ancestors and descendants alive; Belief in the redemptive power of writing; Walker's interest in communal continuity; Critique...
- Alice Walker. DeVeaux, A. // Essence (Essence);Sep89, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p56
Profile of black author Alice Walker, who wrote `The Color Purple,' and the recently released `The Temple of My Familiar.' Childhood; Beginning of writing career; Lifestyle; Family; `Womanist' ideals.
- Novelist. // Essence (Essence);May85, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p93
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, writes that because she shares so many of his characteristics, coming to terms with what her father meant to her life is crucial to full acceptance and self-love. She is sure her father never understood why she wrote.