The Complete Stories

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 1996 - Fiction - 305 pages
16 Reviews
Appearing for the first time in one collection, these stories are rich in language, powerful in imagery, and establish themes that attest to Hurston's tremendous range. The collection maps Hurston's development and concerns as a writer, and provides an important glimpse into the mind and imagination of this African-American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist.
  

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

I was surprised to find I really enjoyed these stories by Hurston. I haven't read anything by her since Their Eyes Were Watching God. These stories were very engaging. For a black activist and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

You'll laugh, you'll cry and then you'll be mad as hell for the black folks she's writing about. One of my favorite authors, living or dead. Read full review

Contents

John Redding Goes to Sea May 1921
1
Drenched in Light December 1924
17
Spunk June 1925
26
Magnolia Flower July 1925
33
Muttsy August 1926
41
Possum or Pig? September 1926
57
The Eatonville Anthology SeptemberNovember 1926
73
The Gilded SixBits August 1933
86
The Conscience of the Court March 1950
162
Escape from Pharaoh 1950
179
The Tablets of the Law 1951
193
Black Death
202
The Bone of Contention
211
Book of Harlem
221
Harlem Slanguage
227
Now You Cookin with Gas
233

Mother Catherine 1934
99
Uncle Monday 1934
106
The Fire and the Cloud September 1934
117
Story in Harlem Slang July 1942
127
High John De Conquer October 1943
139
Hurricane 1946
149
The Seventh Veil
242
The Woman in Gaul
261
Afterword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
285
Bibliography
295
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About the author (1996)

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include Dust Tracks on a Road; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Jonah's Gourd Vine; Moses, Man of the Mountain; Mules and Men; and Every Tongue Got to Confess.

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