Living by the Word by Alice Walker
Selected Writings, 1973-1987

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In Walker’s second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seeker 

In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African-American narrative traditions, to global threats of pollution and nuclear war. Walker travels broadly and maintains an eye for detail, resulting in a captivating journey of conscience by one of the most distinctive political and artistic voices in America. Readers will find inspiration and insights in even the briefest entries of this enthralling anthology. 

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

About Alice Walker

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Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, ?five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
Published November 22, 2011 by Open Road Media. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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This surprisingly uneven collection of essays, addresses, journal entries, and casual writings covers the period from 1973 through 1987, and stands in sharp contrast to the high watermark of the author's The Color Purple (1982).

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``An uneasy mix of journal entries, short essays, travel notes, speeches and dream fragments, this miscellany by the author of The Color Purple is most satisfying when Walker relates small personal vi

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