Het derde leven van Grange Copeland

Het derde leven van Grange Copeland Alice Walker s first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia where the author herself grew up Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and f

  • Title: Het derde leven van Grange Copeland
  • Author: Alice Walker Cecilia Tabak
  • ISBN: 9067660612
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alice Walker s first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia, where the author herself grew up Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and family in search of a better future He heads North but discovers that the racism and poverty he experienced in the South are, in fact, everywhere When he returns to GeorgiaAlice Walker s first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia, where the author herself grew up Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and family in search of a better future He heads North but discovers that the racism and poverty he experienced in the South are, in fact, everywhere When he returns to Georgia years later he finds that his son Brownfield has been imprisoned for the murder of his wife But hope comes in the form of the third generation as the guardian of the couple s youngest daughter, Grange Copeland, who glimpses a chance of both spiritual and social freedom.

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    1. Alice Walker Cecilia Tabak

      Alice Walker, one of the United States preeminent writers, is an award winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry In 1983, Walker became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

    159 thoughts on “Het derde leven van Grange Copeland ”

    1. A motley crew of malcontents populate this soaring novel; the death of a main character early on reverberates throughout the story like some primal scream. After reading Walker's first book, there is a 0% chance that you will feel like you didn't share the lives of the heavenly creatures--you will be there with them for all of their minor glories and devastating pitfalls. It is exemplary writing that describes the darkness of humanity, the lack of it in families and communities. There is a back [...]


    2. While I am a die hard fan of The Color Purple, some years ago I stumbled upon this lesser known, yet equally as moving novel by Alice Walker. The Third Life of Grange Copeland gives a realistic glimpse into life as a black man in the early to mid twentieth century, chronicling the inevitable personal and societal changes that come with maturity, wisdom and time. Grange is a man with deep flaws and Ms. Walker's story telling leads the reader through a series of emotions toward him, ranging from s [...]


    3. Love it, love it. It's not like Alice Walker's later books, after she fell under the spell of Carl Jung. More simple, more homespun, same soul. One of my favorites of her books.


    4. Better than The Color Purple, Walker's first novel is staunchly feminist (in a completely modern human rights kind of way), with a startlingly transparent look into the male characters' motives and perspective on domestic violence. That the reader comes to love such a hateful character as Grange Copeland and feels hope and anger and sorrow and pity for another (who did some truly diabolical things that made me gasp) is testament to Walker's huge talent. This story, while packed with important so [...]


    5. How can a family, a community, a race, a nation, a world, be healthy and strong if one half dominates the other half through threats, intimidation and actual acts of violence? -Alice Walker, Afterward: The Third Life of Grange CopelandThis is a very timely novel by the incomparable Ms. Alice Walker. It is a joy and a sorrow that a novel of this subject matter is still relevant in 2017. I wish more would read it or it would be formatted into a movie so that the masses can receive the messages and [...]


    6. An enlightening book about violence within the black community in the deep south mainly by men against their own families. The men are so angry at their unfair position in society that they take it out on their wives and children and then in turn blame it on their treatment at the hands of white people. At the beginning of the book Grange is married with a young son, Brownfield. The family lead a miserable, poor existence with Grange barely acknowledging his son and frittering away what little m [...]


    7. This book published in 1970, is Ms Walker's first book and what a debut. The Third Life of Grange Copeland is primarily set in Baker County, Georgia, tells the story of a family and its cycle of abuse, hatred and oppression.I admit that I love this book more than I did the fantastic The Color Purple.Ms Walker's writing is beautifully crafted, her unfaltering prose traverses the oppressive South to the cold North of pre-Civil Rights Movement USA, unflinchingly telling the story of humanity, and i [...]


    8. This is the best Alice Walker fiction book I ever read. Yes, I have read The Color Purple. I have seen the movie, I have seen the musical. This book is better. I read it a long time ago so I'm a bit fuzzy on the details. I will say this. She goes into each character and makes you see them. She moves the story along nicely as well. I am person who loves details and writings like paintings and that is what this was. I plan to re-read it in the near future.


    9. Hard-hitting writing from Alice Walker once again. This is the second novel I've read by her; the first being one of my all-time favourites, 'The Colour Purple.' No holds barred as she describes the bleakest scenarios, the most despicable characters and a desperate future.


    10. I chose this book to read for Black History Month and out of respect for Alice Walker's writing.Walker succeeded in portraying a disturbing story of emasculated blacks during Reconstruction. Her writing is forthright and clear. I found the amount of domestic violence disturbing to the point where I almost set the book down unfinished. Redemption does occur in the end, but the book was emotionally wrenching for this reader.


    11. While I have wanted to read Alice Walker for awhile now, I hadn't gotten around to it until I was assigned this book in my Contemporary Black Women Writers Class. I was immediately pulled in by her simple, yet moving language. Walker tells dark and twisted stories of the black experience effortless, almost to the point where startling events would take me by surprise. I often found myself going back to reread passages to ensure that I what I thought I read did in fact happen. While many of her s [...]


    12. I read The Third Life of Grange Copeland years ago and its message still resonates today. A moving story that explains the origins and continued cycle of violence in the black family. If I remember correctly, it was three generations of an African American family in the “Jim Crow” south that are plagued by violence. Walker story traces the violence from the black man emaciated by racism while his wife is allowed to make a meager living. She essentially supports the family while her husband i [...]


    13. My husband and I read this together, kinda completely by accident.! It was just so interesting when I began to read it, in the first chapter, I asked if he wanted to hear it, and next thing we knew we read the whole book. Alice Walker possesses a beautiful ability with finding the right ways, in the framing of one sentence, to showcase a person's character, their personality, the essence of the soul and the way they fit within a culture. But that's not all that this book is about. This book is a [...]


    14. Let me begin (and maybe end) with this "Alice Walker writes with honesty, truth and dignity". Now this story is not only about Grange Copeland, but in a way it is about black families and communities during that time, and unfortunately now. Little has changed. She does not describe or tell us there is racism, or oppression she allows us to experience it and feel it for ourselves through her characters. She vividly describes the 'absent father' in society without hitting us over the head or makin [...]


    15. Of all the Alice Walker I've read, this is the best - even better than Color Purple (and I loved that one).Reading this book was an emotional journey of sorts - it tugged at my heart strings, it made me feel rage, shock and also made me laugh. It is the emotional journey that made the book experience for me. Alice Walker wrote in such an intimate way, it made the story seem like an autobiography - true lived experiences.I would most definitely recommend this book anyone and this my MOST FAVORITE [...]


    16. Walker's writing is not as mature as in her later works, but this book is just so powerful. Grange Copeland--product of a society that emasculates black men--creates a tragic legacy in his son, Brownfield. The chapter after Brownfield marries is one of the most intensely emotional things I've ever read. The book shows Grange's redemption through his granddaughter. Walker's indictment of Southern society is embodied in the struggles of three generations of a family that finally is able to overcom [...]


    17. Very well-written, truthful, and deeply disturbing. For all it's compelling story, I can't say I like it, or imagine who I recommend it to. I can understand why some people find The Color Purple too happy at the end, but this book has so little hope. As I said, it's truthful, but seems so slanted towards the negative that any moment of life, satisfaction, joy, even contentedness as not allowed. Bleak.


    18. Perfect readPainful truths are what Ms. Walker gives. I love and hate some of the characters. Men and women with strengths so tangible it's like you've met them before. She along with Zora and Toni will forever be my favorite writers because they have given me the courage to face my fears like the warrior I am.


    19. This book is well written, has beautiful character development, and the settings are very realistic. Alice Walker is definitely due her props. With this said, it was way too violent for me. I understand that the violence went with the character development, however it was difficult to read.


    20. I read this book for my English class, it's not something I would normally read but it was so good I read it in four days. This book discussed harsh violence of the black people in the south. Especially the wives, the violence from their husbands and the white men


    21. AmazingThis book was amazing. Grange Copeland started off as a man you couldn't stand but evolved to something else. Alice walker pulls you into a time when it was hard for black families but gives you an understanding perspective. Loved it from beginning to the end.


    22. This novel tore out my heart, stomped on it and put it back in, bleeding for all the injustices in the world. It is even more moving than "The Color Purple".



    23. Probably 4.5, actually -- my favorite of Alice Walker's works, and that's saying lot. One of the ones in my bookshelf that gets loaned out a lot and returned with a stellar review!


    24. How did I miss this book?Walker truly is a genius. A very disturbing but eminently worthwhile read! It should be required reading for all Americans.



    25. I wasn't sure I would like this book but was hooked at the second page. What an amazing look into the lives of blacks in the south. Amazing and sad!


    26. I have read this book three times and will most likely read it again. It fascinates me because it makes me feel closer to an existence I know my relatives experienced. My father was born and raised on a farm such as this. There are not a whole lot of books about the times of sharecropping. It's an ugly period in our American history that is not often brought up or discussed and especially not in a place like Washington State where I am from. Alice Walkers writing truly brings you to the setting [...]


    27. Last year during black history month, I finally read The Color Purple and loved it so much. I decided to read the rest of Alice Walker’s books as well, starting with her debut. Wow this book. I find it so difficult to write about this novel. It really hit so many thoughts and feelings about oppression and the consequences of it within a community, particularly hatred, substance abuse, domestic violence and even murder. It was such a strong read!


    28. Structurally, a bit of a mess (3 lives = 11 parts and something on the order of 50 chapters, only one of which deals with the second life), and a little repetitive at times (to better emphasis the cyclic nature of poverty and violence, but c'mon). That said, still has some lovely highs. About 3.5 stars


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