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A natural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. “[Walker] shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories” (Alice Adams, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle).

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Overview

A natural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. “[Walker] shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories” (Alice Adams, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle).

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Dating back to the early 1970s and 1980s, respectively, these short story collections cover the Pulitzer Prize winner's usual ground. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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PRAISE FOR YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOODWOMAN DOWN
“Its important, frankly political, semi-taboo subject matter should automatically make You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down fascinating to anyone.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156997782
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/1982
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Walker

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.

Biography

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Alice Malsenior Walker (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Mendocino, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eatonton, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

Table of Contents

Nineteen Fifty-five 3
How Did I Get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy 21
Elethia 27
The Lover 31
Petunias 40
Coming Apart 41
Fame 54
The Abortion 64
Porn 77
Advancing Luna--and Ida B. Wells 85
Laurel 105
A Letter of the Times, or Should This Sado-Masochism Be Saved? 118
A Sudden Trip Home in the Spring 124
Source 138
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    POWERFUL, INSPIRING, THE 'EXTRA PUSH', WE WOMEN NEED

    I THINK THIS BOOK ITS VERY INSPIRING. EVERY STORY IS SO DIFFERENT, BUT YET, SO ALIKE. AS A WOMAN, I FEEL THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS ONE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK WHEN WE FIND OURSELVES IN NEED OF EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

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