Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker by Maryemma Graham

Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker

byMaryemma Graham, Tomeiko R. Ashford Carter, Jacqueline Carmichael...

Kobo ebook | April 25, 2014

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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.”

Title:Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret WalkerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 25, 2014Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820346985

ISBN - 13:9780820346984