The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

Honoring the Difficult : A Meditation on Life, Spirit, Art, and the Making of the Film, The Color Purple, Ten Years Later

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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of publication of "The Color Purple" and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize.

Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
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 relationships. Walker also discusses, for the first time, her work with Steven Spielberg, Quincy 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 Walker -- The Same River Twice illuminates Walker as woman, healer, and artist.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1996
ISBN: 9780671003777
0671003771
9780704350700
070435070X
9780684814193
0684814196
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Honoring the difficult

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Jun 19, 2012

Alice Walker is closest to being the female Jesus without being a Christian. She is God/Nature the all forgiving. Everyone who is searching for a reason to live and who truly believes God created Man and Woman in His/Her own image will see Her in The Same River Twice and we men all should read this book. Real Mother Earth. A gift to Mankind. It is good that Man has Woman to show us the Truth and Beauty.

violetquill Dec 16, 2011

This is a wonderful book chronicling the author's journey of making her novel The Color Purple, into a film. Interesting coincidences such as the character of Shug Avery being played by an actress named Margaret Avery.

Another example is that the character of Harpo's wife was played by Oprah Winfrey (with Harpo being Oprah spelled backwards).

Interesting that the novel with all its characters, was written in 1982, and the film was not made until 1985.

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