Oprah Winfrey

Standard Name: Winfrey, Oprah


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Dedications Maya Angelou
MA issued a volume of twenty-four short essays of opinion and inspiration, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, dedicated to the tv talk-show host Oprah Winfrey , a virtuoso of the modern descendant...
Dedications Maya Angelou
Having no biological daughter, MA addressed this book to some women who mothered me through dark and bright days beginning with her biological grandmother and mother , one woman who allows me to be a...
Intertextuality and Influence Maya Angelou
This book was nominated for a National Book Award.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
The future television personality Oprah Winfrey checked it out of a library in her teens and found it a revelation: its story of survival, empowerment...
Reception Pearl S. Buck
Its fame was re-ignited in 2004 when Oprah Winfrey chose it as a book club selection.
Bosman, Julie. “A Pearl Buck Novel, New After 4 Decades”. The New York Times.
Reception Andrea Levy
Amanda Craig in the Telegraph defined this novel as above all the female version of emancipation, told in vivid, vigorous language in which comedy, contempt and a fierce poetry are at work.
Craig, Amanda. “The Long Song by Andrea Levy: review”. The Telegraph.
It went on...
Reception Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon was TM 's breakthrough novel. Reviewers' responses addressed her as a major figure. Reynolds Price in the New York Times Book Review welcomed the book as a wise and spacious
Gates, Henry Louis, and Kwame Anthony Appiah, editors. Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Amistad.
Textual Production Toni Morrison
TM dedicated this book (which is based on the actual case of Margaret Garner) to the memory of the sixty million people who died on the slave-trade route (the middle passage) from Africa. Some...
Textual Production Alice Walker
Hollywood producer Peter Guber bought the film rights to The Color Purple for $65,000. Composer Quincy Jones was keen on the project: he wanted Steven Spielberg (already famous for box-office success, now ready to undertake...
Textual Production Maya Angelou
Her screenplay Georgia, Georgia, 1972, was the first by an African-American woman to be filmed. She worked with others on adapting her first volume of autobiography for television under its original title, and she...


24 September 2001: US author Jonathan Franzen's novel The Corrections...

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24 September 2001

US author Jonathan Franzen 's novelThe Corrections was named as a selection by Oprah Winfrey in Oprah's Book Club . He caused a furore by declining to participate.

Early 2004: The Richard and Judy Book Club was launched...

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Early 2004

The Richard and Judy Book Club was launched in Britain as a weekly television programme on Channel 4 , taking as its model the bookclub of Oprah Winfrey in the USA.


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