The Same River Twice (Paperback)

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Alice Walker explores the struggles she’s had with art, motherhood, illness, and relationships, as well as reveals details from the controversy in the making of the movie based on her book, The Color Purple.

The Same River Twice is a collection of work based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize­­­–winning novel, The Color Purple. The collection includes essays, journal entries, and the screenplay she never got to use. It covers topics such as art, motherhood, illness, and relationships. She also reveals her work with Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopi Goldberg on the movie based on her book, and explores the controversy behind the movie surrounding Steven and Alice’s differing visions, and how it was received by critics. Behind the beautiful writing lies a vulnerability in self-doubt and worry in how the community will respond to her writing. The Same River Twice explores the complex experiences in her life and illuminates Walker as a woman, an artist, and healer.

About the Author

Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is a canonical figure in American letters. She is the author of The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, and many other works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her writings have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and more than fifteen million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780671003777
ISBN-10: 0671003771
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 304
Language: English