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1Babb, Valerie. "The Color Purple: Writing to Undo What Writing Has Done."Phylon 47:107-116 (June 1986).

2Baker, Houston A., Jr. and Charlotte Pierce-Baker. "Patches: Quilts and Community in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'" Southern Review 21:706-720 (Summer 1985).

3Berlant Lauren. "Race, Gender and Nation in The Color Purple." Critical Inquiry 14:831-859. (Summer 1988).

4 Buncombe, Marie H. "Androgyny as Metaphor in Alice Walker's Novels." CLA Journal 30:419-427 (June 1987).

5Butler, Robert James. "Making a Way out of No Way: The Open Journey in Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland." Black American Literature Forum 22:65-79 (Spring 1988).


6Callahan, John F. "The Hoop of Language: Politcs and the Restoration fo the Voice in Meridian." In his In the African-American Grain: The Pursuit of Voice in Twentieth-Century Fiction. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988. Pp. 217-255.

7Chambers, Kimberly R. "Right on Time: History and Religion in The Color Purple." CLA Journal 31:44-62 (1987)

8Cooke, Michael G. "Intimacy: The Interpretation fo the One and the All in Robert Hayden and Alice Walker." In Afro-American Literature in the Twentieth Century: The Achievement of Intimcay. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984. Pp 133-176.

9Davis, Thadious, "Alice Walker's Celebration of Self in Southern Generations." Southern Quaterly 21:39-53.(Summer 1983).


10Dixon, Melvin. "Keep me from sinking down: Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker and Gayl Jones." In his Ride out the Wilderness: Geography and Identity in Afro-American Literature. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Pp. 83-120.

11Early, Gerald. "The Color Purple as Everybody's Protest Art." Antioch Review 44:261-275 (Summer 1986).

12El Saffar, Ruth. "Alice Walker's The Color Purple." International Fiction Review. 12:11-17 (Winter 1995).

13Erickson, Peter. "'Cast Out Alone/ To Heal/ and Re-Create Ourselves': Family-Based Identity in the Work of Alice Walker." CLA Journal 23: 71-94 (September 1979).

14Fifter, Elizabeth. "The Dialect and Letters of The Color Purple." In Contemporary American Women Writers: Narrative Strategies. Edited by Catherine Rainwater and William J. Scheick. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1985. Pp. 155-171. bibliography on pp. 165-171.

15Froula, Christine. "The Daughter's Seduction: Sexual Violence and Literary History." Signs 11:621-644 (1986) Edited by Lynda E. Boose and Betty S. Flowers. Baltimore: John Hopkins Univeristy Press, 1989. Pp. 111-135.

16Gaston, Karen C. "Women in the Lives of Grange Copeland."CLA Journal 24:276-286 (March 1981).

17Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. "Color Me Zora: Alice Walker's (Re) Writing of the Speakerly Text." In his Signifying the Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1988. Pp. 239-258.

18Harris, Trudier. "Violence in The Third Life of Grange Copeland." CLA Journal 19:238-247 (December 1975).

19Harris, Trudier. "Three Black Women Writers and Humanism: A Folk Perspective." In Black American Literature and Humanism. Edited by R. Baxter Miler. Lexington: University Press of Kentukcy, 1981. Pp. 50-74.

20Harris, Trudier. "'Tiptoeing Through Taboo: Incest in the Child Who Favored Daughter.':" Modern Fiction Studies 28:495-505 (Autumn 1982).

21"From Victimization to Free Enterprise: Alice Walker's The Color Purple"Studies in American Fiction 14: 1-17. (Spring 1986).

22Hellenbrand, Harold. "Speech After Silence: Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland." Black American Fiction Literature Forum 20"113-128 (Spring-Summer 1986).

23Henderson, Mae G. "The Color Purple: Revisions and Redefinitions." Sage 2: 14-18 (Spring 1985).

24Hogue, W. Lawrence. "History, the Feminist Discourse, and Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland."MELLUS 12:45-62 (Summer 1985).

25Homans, Margaret. "Her Very Own Howl'" The Ambiguities of Representation in Recent Women's Fiction." Signs 9:186-205 (Winter 1986).

26Lupton, Mary Jane. "Clothes and Closure in Three Novels by Black Women." Black American Literature Forum 20: 409-421 (Winter 1986).

27McDowell, Deborah E. "The Changing Same.': Generational Connections and Black Women Novelist." New Literary History 19:281-302(Winter 1987).

28McGowan, Martha J. "Atonement and Release in Alice Walker's Meridian and The Archaeology of Self." Modern Fiction Studies 34:55-68 (1988).

29Nadelhaft, Ruth. "Domestic Violence in Literature: A Preliminary Study." Mosaic 17: 242-259 (Spring 1984).

30Ross,Daniel W. "Celie in the Looking Glass: The Desire for Selfhood in The Color Purple." Modern Fiction Studies34:69-84 (Spring 1988).

31Royster, Phillip M. "In Search of Our Fathers' Arms: Alice Walker's Persona of the Alienated Darling." Black American Literature Forum 20:347-370 (Winter 1986).

32Sadoff, Diane F. "Black Matrilineage: The Case of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston. Signs 11:4-26 Autumn 1985).

33Shelton, Frank W. "Alienation and Integration in Alice Walker's The Color Purple." CLA Journal 28: 382-392 (June 1985).

34Spillers, Hortense J."The Permanent Obliquity of an In[pha]illibly Straight': In the Times of the Daughters and Fathers." In Daughters and Fathers Edited by Lynda E. Boose and Betty S. Flowers. Baltimore: John Hopskins University Press, 1989. Pp. 157-176.

35Stade, George. "Womanist Fiction and Male Characters." Partisan Review 52, no. 3:24-270 (1985).

36Tavormina, M. Teresa. "Dressing the Spirit: Cloth-Working and Language in The Color Purple." Journal of Narrative Technique 16:220-230 (Fall 1986).

37Tucker, Lindsey. "Alice Walker's The Color Purple: Emergent Woman, Emergent Text." Black American Literature Forum 22:81-95 (Spring 1988).

38Turner, Darwin. "A Spectrum of Blackness."Parnasus 4:202-218 (Spring/Summer) 1976).

39Walker, Robbie Jean. "Implications for Survival: Coping Strategies of the Women in Alice Walker's Novels." Explorations in Ethnic Studies 10:9-24 (January 1987).

40Wall, Wendy. "Lettered Bodies and Corporeal Texts in The Color Purple. Studies in African American Fiction 16:83-97 (Spring 1988).

41Walsh,Margaret, "The Enchanted World of The Color Purple." Southern Quarterly 25:89-101 (Winter 1987).

42Washington, J. Charles. "Positive Black Male Images in Alice Walker's Ficiton." Obsidian II 3:23-48 (Spring 1988).

43Weisenburger, Steven C. "Errant Narrative and The Color Purple." Journal of Narrative Technique 19:257-275 (Fall 1989).

44Weston, Ruth D. "Inversion of Patriarchal Mantle Images in Alice Walker's Meridian." Southern Quarterly 25:102-107.

45Willis, Susan. "Alice Walker's Women." New Orleans Review 12:33-41 (Spring 1985).


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Bibliographies on Alice Walker


1Banks, Erma Davis, and Keith Byerman. Alice Walker, an Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1989.

2Byerman, Keith, and Erma Banks. "Alice Walker: A Selected Bibliography, 1968-1988." Callaloo 12, no. 2:343-345. (1989).

3Kirschner, Susan. "Alice Walker's Nonfictional Prose: A Checklist, 1966-1984." Black American Literature Forum 18:162-163 (Winter 1984).

4Pratt, Louis H. and Darnell D. Pratt. Alice Malsenior Walker: An Annotated Bibliography, 1968-1986. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1988.

5Werner,Craig. "Alice Walker." In Black American Women Novelists: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 1989. Pp. 238-258.


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Videographies about Alice Walker:

1 In Black and White: Part 4. California Newsreel, 1992.

2 The Originals: Alice Walker SNJ Productions, 1988.

3 Visions of the Spirit, Elena Featherstone,


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