Alice Walker Essay

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Alice Walker

Famous writers are everywhere, but what are the writers famous for. People may know Alice Walker as a famous writer, but what was she famous for? When I asked people questions about Alice Walker, some can only give some vital statistics and some will just shrug their shoulder and say, “I don’t know.” In my research paper I will be giving some brief facts about Alice Walker and I will also be answering some questions. Questions like “What did Alice Walker do to make her a famous writer?” “What obstacles did she have to go through to become a popular writer?” and “How is Alice Walker doing now?” These are some of the most frequently asked questions and I will be answering them in this research paper.

Who is Alice
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While recovering from the depression, she wrote a short story titled “To Hell with Dying”. Her teacher Muriel Ruykeyser sent the story to publisher and to the African-American poet Langston Hughes; the story was later on published when she was 21 years old. She graduated Sarah Lawrence in 1965. She later on fell in love with a Jewish law student named Mel Leventhal. Mel encouraged Walker to write. She continued her writing, also accepted a teaching position at Jackson State University and she published her first volume of poetry, “Once.” Walker finished her first novel “The Third Life of Grange Copeland.” Since the beginning of her writing career she has written 16 books, including five novels, several collections of essays, short stories, children’s books, and poems. She discusses topics such as spousal abuse, fear of death, female sexuality, and incest (Whitaker 86). In 1973 she published her first collection of short stories, “In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women” and her second volume of poetry titled “Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems.” The thing she did to make her famous, as a writer was that she wrote stuff that she believed in and would not change anything just because of criticism about her thoughts.

What obstacle did she have to go through to become a popular writer? Since the time she started to write novels, it was a segregated time. She was in civil rights

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