Alice Walker | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David Bradley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Alice Walker.
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Critical Essay by David Bradley

SOURCE: "Novelist Alice Walker Telling the Black Woman's Story," in The New York Times Magazine, January 8, 1984, pp. 25-37.

In the following essay, Bradley traces the development of Walker's career and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of her writing.

I first met Alice Walker the way people used to: Someone I liked and respected pressed a dogeared copy of one of her books into my hands and said, "You've got to read this." The book was In Love & Trouble, a collection of stories written between 1967 and 1973. Some of them had been published previously in periodicals directed at a primarily black readership, in the feminist standard, Ms., and in mainstream magazines like Harper's, a spectrum that hinted at the range of Alice Walker's appeal, just as the book's...

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