Alice Walker, New Edition (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

The prestige of Alice Walker as a interval author or everlasting determine in American literature is still a resource of discussion between critics. This quantity examines Walker's Meridian and the colour pink, and contains a checklist of works through and in regards to the writer. This sequence is edited by means of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale collage; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, long island collage Graduate college; preeminent literary critic of our time. Titles contain exact plot summaries of the radical, extracts from scholarly serious essays at the novels, a whole bibliography of the writer's novels, and extra.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alice Walker, New Edition (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) PDF

Best philosophy: critical thinking books

Martin Heidegger: Critical Assessments - Volume 1: Philosophy

This selection of papers is the main complete and overseas exam of Heidegger's paintings on hand. It comprises proven vintage articles, a few showing in English for the 1st time, and plenty of unique items supplied specifically for this assortment. the purpose of this assortment is to significantly study Heidegger's paintings.

Emily Dickinson (Bloom's Modern Critical Views), New Edition

This article places Dickinson in a category with Whitman, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, and Crane. Analyzed are "There's a definite Slant of light," "Because i couldn't cease for Death," and "Tell all of the fact yet inform it slant. " additionally featured is a finished biography of Emily Dickinson, a user's advisor, exact plot summaries of every novel, extracts from very important serious essays, a whole bibliography of Dickinson's works, an index of issues and concepts, and editor's notes and advent by means of Harold Bloom.

Geoffrey Chaucer (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)

Touching on Chaucer as "the significant literary artist within the English language" apart from Shakespeare, Harold Bloom examines The Canterbury stories. additionally during this version, Bloom particularly examines "Knight's story" and "Wife of Bath's story" besides its prologue. additionally featured is a entire biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, a user's consultant, particular plot summaries of every novel, extracts from vital severe essays, a whole bibliography of Chaucer's works, an index of issues and concepts, and editor's notes and creation by way of Harold Bloom.

Additional info for Alice Walker, New Edition (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

Sample text

They had followed her into a town meeting over which the white-haired, bespectacled mayor presided, and she had placed the child, whose body had begun to decompose, beside his gavel. The people had turned with her and followed her out. They had been behind her when, at some distance from the center of the town, she had suddenly buckled and fallen to the ground. (191) If Meridian has learned to see death in life, life in death, the ancestors in the fog, the great-grandmother in the serpent’s coils, why would it not be possible at the end of her “recorded sayings and doings,” for her to see not only the decomposing body of the child, but also the cruelly cut flower that is every dead child?

Of course I’m sick,’ snapped Meridian. ’ (25) His first thought was of Lazarus, but then he tried to recall someone less passive, who had raised himself without help. “All Saints Should Walk Away”: The Mystical Pilgrimage of Meridian 31 Meridian would return to the world cleansed of sickness. That was what he knew. (219) Truman felt the room begin to turn and fell to the floor. A moment later, dizzy, he climbed shakily into Meridian’s sleeping bag. Underneath his cheek he felt the hard edge of her cap’s visor, he pulled it out and put in on his head.

The people in the church were saying to the red-eyed man that his son had not died for nothing, and that if his son should come again they would protect his life with her own. . ‘Understand this,’ they were saying, ‘the church (and Meridian “All Saints Should Walk Away”: The Mystical Pilgrimage of Meridian 29 knew they did not mean simply ‘church,’ as in Baptist, Methodist or whatnot, but rather communal spirit, togetherness, righteous convergence), the music, the form of worship that has always sustained us, the kind of ritual you share with us, these are the ways to transformation that we know.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 19 votes