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Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker

Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker

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Representing an international gathering of scholars, Fields Watered with Blood--now available in paperback--constituted the first critical assessment of the full scope of Margaret Walker's literary career. As they discuss Walker's work, including the landmark poetry collection For My People and the novel Jubilee, the contributors reveal the complex interplay of concerns and themes in Walker's writing: folklore and prophecy, place and space, history and politics, gender and race. In addition, the contributors remark on how Walker's emphases on spirituality and on dignity in her daily life make themselves felt in her writings and show how Walker's accomplishments as a scholar, teacher, activist, mother, and family elder influenced what and how she wrote.

A brief biography, an interview with literary critic Claudia Tate, a chronology of major events in Walker's life, and a selected bibliography round out this collection, which will do much to further our understanding of the writer whom poet Nikki Giovanni once called "the most famous person nobody knows."

Author: Maryemma Graham
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Published: 06/01/2014
Pages: 355
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.02lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.96d
ISBN: 9780820338866

About the Author
MARYEMMA GRAHAM is a professor of English and African American studies at the University of Kansas, where she directs the Project on the History of Black Writing. Among her books are two edited collections, On Being Female, Black, and Free: Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992 and "How I Wrote Jubilee" and Other Essays on Life and Literature by Margaret Walker.

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