Read The Same River Twice 107

Read The Same River Twice

Read The Same River Twice 107 Õ The Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple It includes the never used screenplay Walker wrote never before seen diary entries and letters as well as new writings by the author on such topics as art motherhood illness and relationshipsSteven Spielberg uincy Jones Oprah Winkey and Whoopi Goldberg on the film based on her book As it explores the controversy surrounding the movie and the impact of loss illness and fame on Walk. It was a year ago this week that I saw Alice Walker speak at the Morton Theatre so I am full of warm and fuzzys for her at the moment who am I kidding I'm always full of warm and fuzzys for Alice She's like a much loved blanket comforting and soft even when delivering hard truths and heartbreak This book was really timely too I didn't even know it existed but found it on a table at the flea market with a huge stack of other books by noteable African American female authors I bought a ton of them and read this one first It was interesting to me how it juxtaposed with the current story unfolding with Nate Parker and his film Birth of a Nation many people in the African American community are boycotting the film due to the director's previous rape trial And others in the community are harshly chastising those who boycott blaming black women in particular for thwarting the success of a film that they feel needs to be seen Something similar happened with The Color Purple which Walker details in the book Many black men boycotted both the book and the film feeling that it painted black men in a bad light and threw them under the bus for the sake of a lesbian love story Walker works through her own hurt and anger at this reaction but also talks about the joys of making the film namely her close friendships with uincy Jones and Steven Spielberg She also shares photos and anecdotes about her time with the rest of the cast shares letters from fans of the bookmovie and provides excerpts from her diary at the time of filming where she was working through her Mother's illness and her own frail health due to lyme disease She speaks candidly about the end of love male and female relationships the arts and money her likes and dislikes about the film and many other topics It's a good book a nice little afternoon read for fans of the Color Purple

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Ver before seen diary entries and letters as well as new writings by the author on such topics as art motherhood illness and relationships Walker also discusses for the first time her work with. I heard Walker speak about this book and managed to snag an autograph She is truly amazing

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The Same River TwiceThe Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple It includes the never used screenplay Walker wrote ne. This book is not for everyone I found this book extremely intimate and amazing Why I enjoy getting to know my favorite authors in a way that depicts them as human just like you and me Alice Walker let's us into her mind and emotions She shows us that behind her great literary talent she too goes through self doubt worry about what other people think etcI remember when The Color Purple movie was released and the backlash it got from black men in my community who perceived it as male hating I always wondered what it was like to put your heart and soul into a literary piece have hollywood create a visual experience out of it in a way that you didn't expect then sit through people attacking you as a black male hater Well this book reveals what Alice went through emotionally spiritually and psychologically We get to read exerpts from her journal Further I felt connected to this book than perhaps other readers because I myself am a novelist writer trying to publish my first book Alice Walker brought up controversial issues in the book The Color Purple the most controversial being the lesbian relationship between Celie and Shug My own work brings up taboo subjects within the black community Reading Walker's intimate experiences with the public's and her family and friends' reactions to her work and her bravery to keep on keepin' on inspired me to continue writing about subjects that have often been silenced within my own black community The Same River Twice is an excellent book for someone such as myself who is often intimidated and worried about how their community may respond to their literary pieces