The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

Honoring the Difficult : A Meditation on Life, Spirit, Art, and the Making of the Film, The Color Purple, Ten Years Later

Book - 1996
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Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1996
ISBN: 9780684814193
Branch Call Number: 813.54 Walk
Characteristics: 302 p., illus


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Jun 19, 2012

Alice Walker is closest to being the female Jesus without being a Christian. She is God/Nature the all forgiving. Everyone who is searching for a reason to live and who truly believes God created Man and Woman in His/Her own image will see Her in The Same River Twice and we men all should read this book. Real Mother Earth. A gift to Mankind. It is good that Man has Woman to show us the Truth and Beauty.

violetquill Dec 16, 2011

This is a wonderful book chronicling the author's journey of making her novel The Color Purple, into a film. Interesting coincidences such as the character of Shug Avery being played by an actress named Margaret Avery.

Another example is that the character of Harpo's wife was played by Oprah Winfrey (with Harpo being Oprah spelled backwards).

Interesting that the novel with all its characters, was written in 1982, and the film was not made until 1985.


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