Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

A Life in Letters

Book - 2001
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A collection of more than five hundred letters, written to such people as Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, and many others, paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman who became one of the greatest literary figures in American history.

Blackwell North Amer
Alice Walker's 1975 Ms. magazine article "Looking for Zora" and Robert Hemenway's 1977 biography reintroduced Zora Neale Hurston to the American landscape and ushered in a renaissance for a writer who was a bestselling author at her peak in the 1930s, but died penniless and in obscurity some three decades later.
Now, in Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, the fascinating life of one of the most enigmatic literary figures of the twentieth century comes alive. Through letters to Harlem Renaissance friends Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Dorothy West, and Carl Van Vechten, and to bestselling authors Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Fannie Hurst, among others, readers experience the exuberance and trials of Hurston's life. Her letters to her patron, Mrs. Charlotte "Godmother" Osgood Mason, are laced with equal amounts of cynicism and reverence, and offer a fascinating glimpse of the perilously thin line Hurston tread to maintain vital monetary support as she pursued her art and avant-garde lifestyle (which included crossing the country collecting folklore, and a job as story editor at Paramount Pictures in the 1940s).

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A groundbreaking collection of more than five hundred letters, written to such people as Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, Fannie Hurst, and many others, paints an intimate portrait of the enigmatic woman who became one of the greatest literary figures in American history.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385490351
0385490356
Branch Call Number: 813x HURST HURST
Additional Contributors: Kaplan, Carla

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