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Bloom's How to Write about Alice Walker
  • Authored by: Christine Kerr
  • From the Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature
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  • ISBN-10: 1438175825
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-7582-9
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2017
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

One of the most influential writers of the last 30 years and a champion for African-American and women's rights, Alice Walker reflects her beliefs in her passionate writing. Walker is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, a compelling work that boldly tackles the issues of racism and sexism in the rural South. Bloom's How to Write about Alice Walker offers valuable suggestions for paper topics, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Walker. This eBook is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of the author and her major works.

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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, the books he has written include Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982) The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005), The Anatomy of Influence (2011), and The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime (2015). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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