Meridian, 1976 - Information about the Book
The novel takes a complicated look at black-white and black-black relations. It seems inadequate in this novel either to see people solely in terms of race or solely in terms of individual personalities. A large section of the novel deals with a marriage between a white woman and a black man. Walker seems to support an ethics based on personal interaction more than on universal rules.
Moore, Pamela and Coulehan, Jack
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- Meridian by Marge Piercy, New York Times, May 23, 1976.
- Remembering the Dream: Alice Walker, Meridian and the Civil Rights Movement: Melus, fall 1999.