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Zora Neale Hurston's final decade

Author: Virginia Lynn Moylan
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, [2012] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Paperback edition]View all editions and formats
Moylan, founding member of the Fort Pierce, Fla., Annual Zora Festival, draws heavily on two texts (Valerie Boyd's biography Wrapped in Rainbows, and Carla Kaplan's edition of Hurston's letters, Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters), supplemented by a number of interviews with the employers, acquaintances, and friends of Hurston's last decade. After a brief biographical sketch of Hurston's early years, Moylan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Zora Neale Hurston; Zora Neale Hurston; Zora Neale Hurston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Lynn Moylan
ISBN: 9780813035789 0813035783 9780813044323 0813044324
OCLC Number: 881727935
Awards: Florida Book Awards, 2011. Silver Medal, Florida Non-Finction.
Description: 193 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Zora Neale Hurston: a biographical sketch, 1891-1948 --
In hell's basement: Harlem, 1948-1949 --
Sunshine and Southern politics: Miami, 1950 --
Sara Creech and her beautiful doll: Belle Glade, 1950-1951 --
Herod the sun-like splendor: Eau Gallie, 1951-1956 --
Death on the Suwannee: Live Oak, 1952-1953 --
Crisis in Dixie: Eau Gallie, 1954-1956 --
Last horizon: Fort Pierce, 1956-1960 --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Responsibility: Virginia Lynn Moylan.


An intriguing investigation of the famous writer's turbulent final years. Courage is the last word that Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her letters. And Hurston's courage is what Virginia Lynn Moylan  Read more...


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