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Thadious M. Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835210

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869321_davis

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Alice Walker Matters

Alice Walker Matters

The Fruits of Gendered Space

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(p.335) Chapter Six Alice Walker Matters
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Southscapes
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Thadious M. Davis

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869321_davis.9

This final chapter deals with the vast body of Alice Walker's literary and political work. All her novels, especially The Color Purple, Meridian, and The Third Life of Grand Copeman are discussed in detail. Walker left the South in 1971, yet the South remained central in all her novels throughout the 1970s and 1980s. At the same time, Walker rejected the label of southern writer.

Keywords:   Alice Walker, literary work, political work, poet, The Color Purple, Meridian, southern writer

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