To Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker by Karla SimcikovaTo Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker by Karla Simcikova

To Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker

byKarla Simcikova

Hardcover | February 3, 2007

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To Live Fully, Here and Now formulates a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Alice Walker's spiritual wisdom in the age of heightened global awareness, natural devastation, and spiritual crisis. Simcikova argues that to fully understand Walker's complex and multi-layered concept of spirituality, we have to move beyond the womanist model to incorporate and/or accommodate all the influences that have had a significant impact on Walker, particularly her interest in Native American spirituality. Simcikova also offers a new paradigm of wholeness, unity, and interconnectedness for critical analysis of her Walker's latest works. This ground-breaking book will find audiences across disciplines as it addresses the fundamental ethical question of what it means to be human.
Karla Simcikova is Chair of the English Department and Assistant Professor of English at University of Ostrava in the Czech Republc.
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Title:To Live Fully, Here and Now: The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice WalkerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:195 pages, 9.22 × 6.37 × 0.85 inPublished:February 3, 2007Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739111604

ISBN - 13:9780739111604

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: Alice Walker: A Woman of Deep Spirituality Chapter 2 Beyond Womanism: Toward an Encompassing Visionary Spirituality Chapter 3 To Be Whole: Body, Spirit, and the Unity of Self Chapter 4 To Be Connected: The Unity with, between, and among People Chapter 5 To Be One: The Unity with Nature, Earth, and the Whole Universe Chapter 6 To Live Fully, Here and Now: The World and Us Chapter 7 CONCLUSION: The Relevance of Walker's Spirituality

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In To Live Fully, Here and Now, Simcikova provides Walker scholars with a valuable in-depth analysis of Walker's spirituality in all of its complexity. Focusing on Walker's works since 1984, she looks beyond the novelist as womanist to trace the evolution of Walker as a spiritualist and activist questing after wholeness for the self, for her race, and for the planet.