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From: African American Review[(essay date Summer 1993) In the following essay, Butler discusses Walker's complicated portrayal of the South in The Third Life of Grange Copeland, in which she uses each life to show a different aspect of the South.]...
From:African American Review (Vol. 27, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedAlice Walker uses the characters of Brownfield, Ruth and Grange to portray her ambivalent vision of the South in 'The Third Life of Grange Copeland.' Brownfield represents that aspect of Southern life which is cruel,...
From:African American Review (Vol. 50, Issue 4) Peer-ReviewedToward the end of Black Boy Richard Wright stresses that his discovery of literature was an awakening experience for him: "A vague hunger would come over me for books, books that opened up new avenues of feeling and...
From: Twentieth Century Literature[(essay date 1984) In the following essay, Butler remarks on the role of movement and travel in U.S.A. and in American literature in general, positing a “search for pure motion” as part of the national character. In...
From: Thought[(essay date December 1980) In the following essay, Butler explores the Christian and philosophical sources of Farrell's "vision of time" in his Studs Lonigan trilogy, which he claims provides the work with a unity and...
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