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The status of Alice Walker as a period writer or permanent figure in American literature remains a source of debate among critics. This volume examines Walker's Meridian and The Color Purple, and includes a list of works by and about the author. This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time. Titles include detailed plot summaries of the novel, extracts from scholarly critical essays on the novels, a complete bibliography of the writer's novels, and more.