To Live Fully, Here and Now : The Healing Vision in the Works of Alice Walker
To Live Fully, Here and Now formulates a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Alice Walker's spiritual wisdom in the age of heightened global awareness, natural devastation, and spiritual crisis. Simcikova argues that to fully understand Walker's complex and multi-layered concept of spirituality, we have to move beyond the womanist model to incorporate and/or accommodate all the influences that have had a significant impact on Walker.
- Hardback | 195 pages
- 152.4 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
- 03 Feb 2007
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: Alice Walker: A Woman of Deep Spirituality Chapter 2 Beyond Womanism: Toward an Encompassing Visionary Spirituality Chapter 3 To Be Whole: Body, Spirit, and the Unity of Self Chapter 4 To Be Connected: The Unity with, between, and among People Chapter 5 To Be One: The Unity with Nature, Earth, and the Whole Universe Chapter 6 To Live Fully, Here and Now: The World and Us Chapter 7 CONCLUSION: The Relevance of Walker's Spirituality
In To Live Fully, Here and Now, Simcikova provides Walker scholars with a valuable in-depth analysis of Walker's spirituality in all of its complexity. Focusing on Walker's works since 1984, she looks beyond the novelist as womanist to trace the evolution of Walker as a spiritualist and activist questing after wholeness for the self, for her race, and for the planet. -- Donna Haisty Winchell, Clemson University
About Karla Simcikova
Karla Simcikova is Chair of the English Department and Assistant Professor of English at University of Ostrava in the Czech Republc.