The Third Life of Grange Copeland Analysis

Alice Walker

Literary Techniques

The central conceit in The Third Life of Grange Copeland, the idea that people can die and be symbolically reborn more than once...

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Ideas for Group Discussions

The Third Life of Grange Copeland demonstrates the stifling effect of an ongoing pattern of racial oppression, while suggesting that...

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Social Concerns

Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland is an extended meditation on the attempts of rural blacks to escape the endless...

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(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Banks, Erma, and Keith Byerman. Alice Walker: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Press, 1989. Collects the major and minor material written on Alice Walker from 1968 to 1986.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Alice Walker. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2007. Compilation of scholarly essays on Walker’s life and work. Includes an essay on her representation of southern life and culture in The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

Dixon, Henry O. Male Protagonists in Four Novels of Alice Walker: Destruction and Development in Interpersonal Relationships. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press,...

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Literary Precedents

In her collection of essays entitled In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983), Alice Walker makes repeated reference to her...

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Related Titles

Walker's consideration of the relationship between racist economic oppression of black men and black men's oppression of women, and the need...

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