Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography

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University of Illinois Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 371 pages
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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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Jump at the Sun 190125
9
Harlem City
35
From the Earliest Rocking of My Cradle
60
Do You Know Any Folktales?
84
Godmother and Big Sweet 192731
104
Mule Bone
136
The Will to Adorn
159
Plough Up Some Literary
188
Crayon Enlargements of Life
218
Voodoo Gods and Biblical Men
246
Ambiguities of Self Politics of Race
273
The Pots in Sorrows Kitchen
319
A Checklist of Writings by Zora Neale Hurston
355
Index
361
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Hemenway is Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

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