The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way

The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way

by Alice Walker
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The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way by Alice Walker

This gorgeous collection gathers Alice Walker’s wide-ranging meditations—many of them previously unpublished—on our intertwined personal, spiritual, and political destinies. For the millions of her devoted fans, and for readers of Walker’s bestselling 2006 book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, here is a brand new "gift of words" that invites readers on a journey of political awakening and spiritual insight.

The Cushion in the Road finds the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist at the height of her literary powers, sharing fresh vantages and a deepening engagement with our world. Walker writes that "we are beyond a rigid category of color, sex, or spirituality if we are truly alive," and the pieces in The Cushion in the Road illustrate this idea beautifully. Visiting themes she has addressed throughout her career—including racism, Africa, Palestinian solidarity, and Cuba—as well as addressing emergent issues, such as the presidency of Barack Obama on health care, Walker explores her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world.

Rich with humor and wisdom, and informed by Walker’s unique eye for the details of human and natural experience, The Cushion in the Road will please longtime Walker fans as well as those who are new to her work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595588869
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 667 KB

About the Author

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful nonfiction collections, including We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For and The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (both published by The New Press). Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.

Hometown:

Mendocino, California

Date of Birth:

February 9, 1944

Place of Birth:

Eatonton, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

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The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering As the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fiercely compassionate.
HAA More than 1 year ago
Incredibly and legitimately anti-semitic drivel. Highly recommended to those who bought Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
anti Semitic well written diatribe. put Wagner on while reading.