"By linking Hurston’s paintings to her Florida stories, the authors explicate her love of black tradition and her perspective towards the lot of girls in a man’s global. a massive contribution to the Hurston revival."--Booklist
Following years of forget, Zora Neale Hurston’s prestige in American letters is restored: she is now well-known as one of many leading African-American writers of the 20th century—an artist of the Harlem Renaissance and a local Florida author. Zora in Florida specializes in where that nurtured and encouraged her paintings, the frontier wasteland of primary Florida and the all-black city of Eatonville.
Two chapters are dedicated to her first novel, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, set nearly fullyyt in Florida. Others speak about her paintings for the WPA in Florida; Tracks at the Road, her autobiography; and Mules and Men, her choice of Florida folklore amassed less than the path of anthropologist Franz Boas. The ebook additionally treats Hurston’s lesser-known works resembling the play Color Struck and Tell My Horse, her first-person account of fieldwork in Haiti. The felony issues, expert eclipse, and private opprobrium Hurston persisted past due in existence are mentioned within the ultimate chapter.
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