Alice Walker | Critical Essay by Mary Helen Washington

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Alice Walker.
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Critical Essay by Mary Helen Washington

From whatever vantage point one investigates the work of Alice Walker—poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, essayist, and apologist for black women—it is clear that the special identifying mark of her writing is her concern for the lives of black women. (p. 133)

[There] are more than twenty-five characters from the slave woman to a revolutionary woman of the sixties [about whom she has written]. Within each of these roles Walker has examined the external realities facing these women as well as the internal world of each woman.

We might begin to understand Alice Walker, the apologist and spokeswoman for black women, by understanding the motivation for Walker's preoccupation with her subject. Obviously there is simply a personal identification…. Moreover her sense of personal identification with black women includes a sense of sharing in...

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