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Living by the word : [electronic resource] selected writings, 1973-1987 / by Alice Walker.

By: Walker, Alice, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1988Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxi, 196 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0151529000; 9780151529001.Subject(s): Walker, Alice, 1944- -- Family | African American women -- Social conditions | African American women -- Literary collections | EssaysAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Living by the word.; Online version:: Living by the word.DDC classification: 813/.54 | 814./54 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Journal (April 17, 1984) -- Am I blue? -- Father -- Trying to see my sister -- Dummy in the window -- Longing to die of old age -- Old artist -- My big brother Bill -- Journal (August 1984) -- Coming in from the cold -- Oppressed hair puts a ceiling on the brain -- Dear Joanna -- In the closet of the soul -- Journal (August 1983, October 1983, January 1984) -- Name is sometimes an ancestor saying Hi, I'm with you -- Thousand words -- Journey to nine miles -- My daughter smokes -- On Seeing red -- Journal (February 12, 1987) -- Not only will your teachers appear, they will cook new foods for you -- Everything is a human being -- "Nobody was supposed to survive" -- All the bearded irises of life -- Why did the Balinese chicken cross the road? -- Journal (June, September 1987) -- Universe responds.
Summary: The The Color Purple meditates on planetary concerns as well as on feminist and political issues in her most deeply spiritual work yet. She writes of our intimate connection with nature, focuses on racial questions, reports on trips to China, Bali, and Jamaica, and more.
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Journal (April 17, 1984) -- Am I blue? -- Father -- Trying to see my sister -- Dummy in the window -- Longing to die of old age -- Old artist -- My big brother Bill -- Journal (August 1984) -- Coming in from the cold -- Oppressed hair puts a ceiling on the brain -- Dear Joanna -- In the closet of the soul -- Journal (August 1983, October 1983, January 1984) -- Name is sometimes an ancestor saying Hi, I'm with you -- Thousand words -- Journey to nine miles -- My daughter smokes -- On Seeing red -- Journal (February 12, 1987) -- Not only will your teachers appear, they will cook new foods for you -- Everything is a human being -- "Nobody was supposed to survive" -- All the bearded irises of life -- Why did the Balinese chicken cross the road? -- Journal (June, September 1987) -- Universe responds.

The The Color Purple meditates on planetary concerns as well as on feminist and political issues in her most deeply spiritual work yet. She writes of our intimate connection with nature, focuses on racial questions, reports on trips to China, Bali, and Jamaica, and more.

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