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Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters

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“ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive.

Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book. Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection; she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurstons life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it.

From her enrollment at Baltimores Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurstons spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent.

About the Author

Carla Kaplan is Professor of English, Gender Studies, and American & Ethnic Studies at the University of Southern California, and a noted Hurston scholar. She is the author of The Erotics of Talk: Womens Writing and Feminist Paradigms, and the editor of Dark Symphony and Other Works, by Elizabeth Laura Adams, Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States, by Zora Neale Hurston, and Nella Larsens Passing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385490368
Editor:
Kaplan, Carla
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Editor:
Kaplan, Carla
Author:
Carla Kaplan, Ph.D.
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Author:
Edited by Carla Kaplan Foreword by Robert Hemenway
Author:
Kaplan, Carla Phd
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP. BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
7.96x5.36x1.60 in. 1.78 lbs.

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