- Alice Walker (Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets)
- Alice Walker (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Alice Walker (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Alice Walker (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Alice Walker (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Alice Walker (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Alice Walker (Women's Issues (Ready Reference series))
At a glance:
- Author: Alice Walker
- First Published: 1976
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The 1960’s
- Setting: Chicokema, Georgia, and New York City
- Characters: Meridian Hill, Truman Held, Lynn E. Rabinowitz, Eddie, Eddie Jr., Anne-Marion Coles, The Wild Child, Mrs. Hill, Meridian’s father
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Social realism, Political fiction, Novel
- Subjects: African Americans, Civil rights, Social action, 1960's, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Politics, Racism, Revolutionaries, Sexism, New York City, Interracial relationships, Art or artists, Rape, Women's issues, Georgia, Adultery, Mississippi, Death or dying, Abortion, Riots, Alabama
- Locales: United States, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, North America, New York, New York
Form and Content
Meridian is the center of this short novel, which opens in 1968 in Chicokema, a small town in Georgia, where she is working to encourage black people to register to vote in her attempt to continue the Civil Rights movement into the 1970’s. She has spent the 1960’s working in various small towns in the deep South. She has gone to New York City but did not join the group there because, even though she was willing to give her own life, she could not honestly bring herself to say that she could kill for the cause. At the beginning of the novel, which is near the...
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