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This is an auction for THE SAME RIVER TWICE: HONORING THE DIFFICULT by Alice Walker.

"It has taken Walker 10 years to come to terms with all that happened to her during and immediately after the making of the film version of her novel The Color Purple, and this poignant memoir shimmers with both the pain she endured and the wisdom she acquired. Walker's trials were threefold. First, there was the film itself. Walker enjoyed her time on location and handled Spielberg's rejection of her screenplay with grace, but the mean-spirited controversy the film aroused was torture. Walker was slammed for hating black men and for making black folks look ignorant, accusations so off the mark as to be ludicrous given Walker's obvious spirituality, compassion, pride, and open-mindedness. Of course, she was also criticized for portraying love between women, but all that torment paled in comparison to her grief over her mother's failing health and the severity of her own mysterious illness. No one realized it at the time, but Walker had contracted Lyme's disease. She struggled with debilitating weakness, nausea, and soul-shredding fatigue for three hellish years, during which time the love of her life broke her heart. Walker writes with great candor, dignity, and quiet humor, then enriches her compelling memoir even further with a montage of journal entries, her screenplay for The Color Purple (never before published), and a sort of scrapbook documenting responses to the film. This is a tremendously warm and nurturing book that illuminates the creative process, the acceptance of self, and the possibility of turning suffering into a test for the spirit."
- Booklist (US)

Paperback 1998.

304 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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