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Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography

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Description for Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography Paperback. Num Pages: 408 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 2ABM; BG; DSBH; DSK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230 x 150 x 26. Weight in Grams: 558.

The life and work of the iconic author and intellectual

Zora Neale Hurston transformed each hour of her life into something bubbling, exuberant, and brimming with joy. Robert Hemenway’s biography is a towering portrait of the novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. Drawing on archival documents and interviews with people who knew her, Hemenway explores Hurston’s art and work, from her extraordinary novels and autobiography to a popular treatment of black folkways that revealed her deep commitment to the black folk tradition. He also provides a sensitive look at her two marriages; her relationships with Mrs. R. Osgood Mason, Franz Boas, and ... Read more

Sophisticated and original, Zora Neale Hurston tells the compelling story of a woman who reveled in a fully lived life dedicated to a lasting art and the preservation of a vital cultural heritage.

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University of Illinois Press
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Baltimore, United States
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About Robert E. Hemenway
Robert E. Hemenway (1941-2015) was a professor of English and chancellor at the University of Kansas and held the same two positions at the University of Kentucky. He is the editor of Taylor Gordon's Born to Be.

Reviews for Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography
Winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award in Biography.  Winner of the Rembert W. Patrick Memorial Prize of the Florida Historical Society. "Robert Hemenway's book on the literary life of Zora Neale Hurston is a major work, and one for which scholars and readers and writers will be extremely eager. They will also be grateful for his thorough research ... Read more

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