I Love Myself When I Am Laughing A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

ISBN-10: 0912670665
ISBN-13: 9780912670669
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Description: Acirc; Acirc; Acirc; The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, Hurston was praised for her writing and condemned for her independence, arrogance, and audaciousness. This unique anthology, with 14 superb examples of her  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acirc; Acirc; Acirc; The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, Hurston was praised for her writing and condemned for her independence, arrogance, and audaciousness. This unique anthology, with 14 superb examples of her fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, rightfully establishes her as the intellectual and spiritual leader of the next generation of black writers. In addition to six essays and short stories, the collection includes excerpts from Dust Tracks on the Road ; Mules and Me ; Tell My Horse ; Jonah's Gourd Vine ; Moses, Man of the Mountain ; and Their Eyes Were Watching God . The original commentary by Alice Walker and Mary Helen Washington, two African-American writers in the forefront of the Hurston revival, provide illuminating insights into Hurston-the writer, the person-as well as into American social and cultural history.

Zora Neale Hurston was born in 1901 in Eatonville, Fla. She left home at the age of 17, finished high school in Baltimore, and went on to study at Howard University, Barnard College, and Columbia University before becoming one of the most prolific writers in the Harlem Renaissance. Her works included novels, essays, plays, and studies in folklore and anthropology. Her most productive years were the 1930s and early 1940s. It was during those years that she wrote her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road, worked with the Federal Writers Project in Florida, received a Guggenheim fellowship, and wrote four novels. She is most remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. She died penniless and in obscurity in 1960 and was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1973, her grave was rediscovered and marked and her novels and autobiography have since been reprinted.

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

Dedication
On Refusing to Be Humbled by Second Place in a Contest You Did Not Design: A Tradition by Now
Introduction
Zora Neale Hurston: A Woman Half in Shadow
Autobiography, Folklore and Reportage
From Dust Tracks on a Road
From Mules and Men
From Tell My Horse
Essays and Articles
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
The "Pet" Negro System
My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience
Crazy for This Democracy
What White Publishers Won't Print
Fiction
The Eatonville Anthology
From Jonah's Gourd Vine
Sweat
The Gilded Six-Bits
From Moses, Man of the Mountain
From Their Eyes Were Watching God
Afterword
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