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Zora Neale Hurston : a literary biography

Author: Robert E Hemenway
Publisher: Urbana [Ill.] : University of Illinois Press, 1980, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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Reconstructs the events, relationships, and achievements that marked the life of the black novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, assessing her important works and commitment to the black folk tradition.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Zora Neale Hurston; Zora Neale Hurston
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Hemenway
ISBN: 0252008073 9780252008078
OCLC Number: 15035494
Description: xxvi, 371 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Jump at the sun : 1901-25 --
Harlem city --
From the earliest rocking of my cradle --
Do you know any folktales? --
Godmother and Big Sweet : 1927-31 --
"Mule bone" --
The will to adorn --
Plough up some literary --
Crayon enlargements of life --
Voodoo gods and biblical men --
Ambiguities of self, politics of race --
The pots in sorrow's kitchen --
Appendix: A checklist of writings by Zora Neale Hurston.
Responsibility: Robert E. Hemenway ; with a foreword by Alice Walker.

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Reconstructs the events, relationships, and achievements that marked the life of the black novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, assessing her important works and commitment to the black folk tradition.

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"Integrates zestful narrative with piercing literary criticism." -- Washington Post Book World

 
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