Everyday Use: Alice Walker / Edition 1

Everyday Use: Alice Walker / Edition 1

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by Barbara T. Christian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813520762

ISBN-13: 9780813520766

Pub. Date: 05/01/1994

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Alice Walker's early story, "Everyday Use," has remained a cornerstone of her work. Her use of quilting as a metaphor for the creative legacy that African Americans inherited from their maternal ancestors changed the way we define art, women's culture, and African American lives. By putting African American women's voices at the center of the narrative

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Alice Walker's early story, "Everyday Use," has remained a cornerstone of her work. Her use of quilting as a metaphor for the creative legacy that African Americans inherited from their maternal ancestors changed the way we define art, women's culture, and African American lives. By putting African American women's voices at the center of the narrative for the first time, "Everyday Use" anticipated the focus of an entire generation of black women writers.

This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of Walker's life, an authoritative text of "Everyday Use" and of "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens," an interview with Walker, six critical essays, and a bibliography. The contributors are Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Houston A. Baker, Jr., Thadious M. Davis, Margot Anne Kelley, John O'Brien, Elaine Showalter, and Mary Helen Washington.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813520766
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Women Writers: Texts and Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
827,025
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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Everyday Use: Alice Walker 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book and it's perfect to write an essay based on this book. Easy to Read and NUMBER 1