Search Results: "Zora Neale Hurston"


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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Paul Witcover
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

One of the better entries in the "Black Americans of Achievement" series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This may be more detailed than Patricia McKissack's shorter Zora Neale Hurston, Writer and Storyteller (1992), but it offers no further insight. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
Yannuzzi (Wilma Mankiller, 1994, not reviewed), awkwardly rehashing information better handled by one of her sources—Mary Lyons's Sorrow's Kitchen (1993)—seldom peeks below the surface of Hurston's checkered literary career and notably unstable private life. Read full book review >

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Carla Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A valuable resource for students of Hurston's work, and a mine for future research."
Revealing selection of letters by the renowned folklorist, novelist, and essayist, capably edited by Kaplan (English/USC). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This volume represents part of Hurston's effort to capture that critical momoent in the development of black folklore, which included the creation of a new prison folk hero, Daddy Mention."
New work by Hurston (1889—1968), the Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist. Read full book review >

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MULES AND MEN by Zora Neale Hurston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1935

"Illustrator — Miguel Covarrubias."
A collection, made by the author, herself a negress (remember her novel last year, Jonah's Gourd Vine?), of negro folk stories and songs. Read full book review >

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MOSES, MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN by Zora Neale Hurston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1939

"A warmly human story."
Can't/see why this is presented as non-fiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An adequate introduction to a remarkable 20th-century author. (two folktales, timeline, source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
Zora Neale Hurston and her times come alive in this introduction for young readers. Read full book review >

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DUST TRACKS ON A ROAD by Zora Neale Hurston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1942

"A different kind of a book, absorbing, human, entertaining, with occasional strong flavor."
A refreshing, energetic autobiography of the unusual Negro author who refused to accept an inferiority complex and struggled for a successful career and a positive, constructive life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1938

"Contribution to existing research, but not without popular appeal."
Well told inside facts of the secret societies of Jamaica and Haiti, including Voodoo, by one who has witnessed the many ceremonies and made friends with the members and chiefs of the groups. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"A rich harvest of native storytelling."
This entertaining collection, which was left unpublished in 1929 and only recently unearthed, is a fine companion to Hurston's earlier volumes, Tell My Horse (1937) and Mules and Men (1935). Read full book review >

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SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE by Zora Neale Hurston
Released: Oct. 11, 1948

"For women, although the sales possibilities are not too strong."
A fair enough novel, of western Florida at the beginning of the century, this has to do with Arvay Henson who, as a young girl, becomes a religious fanatic in order to, forget a disappointing affair, but who gives this up when she meets and marries handsome, Irish Jim Merserve. Read full book review >

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THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1937

"A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty."
I loved Jonah's Gourd Vine — thought some of her short stories very fine — and feel that this measures up to the promise of the early books. Read full book review >