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This sequence introduces the existence and writings of authors whose works endlessly replaced the period of time within which they lived, and whose writing remains to be a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.

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Credit generally goes to bandleader W. C. Handy, whose 1912 song “Memphis Blues” represents one of the earliest uses of the term. The blues were one of the first forms of nonreligious music in the African-American community, and they reflected an individual voice and consciousness quite 59 Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works unlike the spirituals from which they developed. According to one historian, “there was a direct relationship between the national ideological emphasis upon the individual, the popularity of Booker T.

When one considers that all this was going on as she was writing The Color Purple, the achievement is more impressive and speaks to the creative fervor that California unleashed. The Color Purple Even in manuscript form, readers of the novel realized that they had something important in their hands. ” Gossip in the publishing industry was that “Alice Walker [had] delivered a ‘big book’” (White, 341). Ms. ” This much was clear: The Color Purple was destined to change Walker’s life forever. For one thing, she was now very much a figure in the public eye.

It’s hard to overestimate the amount of controversy this song, based on a poem by Abel Meeropol, generated: Reportedly, Holiday was nervous about the subject matter when she first performed the song at the integrated nightclub Café Society in New York’s Greenwich Village. She 62 Walker and Her Times kept the song in her repertoire for more than twenty years because, she said, it reminded her of her father’s death. But the song was frequently misunderstood, and in 1959, Holiday complained that people would request it by asking for “that sexy song about people swinging” (Smith).

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