The Complete Stories

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 1996 - Fiction - 305 pages
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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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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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Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed "one of the greatest writers of our time" by Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new generations will be introduced to Hurston's legacy. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960.

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