"By linking Hurston’s paintings to her Florida stories, the authors explicate her love of black tradition and her perspective towards the lot of ladies in a man’s global. an enormous contribution to the Hurston revival."--Booklist
Following years of overlook, Zora Neale Hurston’s prestige in American letters is restored: she is now well-known as one of many most efficient African-American writers of the 20th century—an artist of the Harlem Renaissance and a local Florida author. Zora in Florida makes a speciality of where that nurtured and encouraged her paintings, the frontier desolate tract of relevant Florida and the all-black city of Eatonville.
Two chapters are dedicated to her first novel, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, set virtually fullyyt in Florida. Others talk about her paintings for the WPA in Florida; Tracks at the Road, her autobiography; and Mules and Men, her choice of Florida folklore accrued below the path of anthropologist Franz Boas. The publication additionally treats Hurston’s lesser-known works reminiscent of the play Color Struck and Tell My Horse, her first-person account of fieldwork in Haiti. The criminal issues, specialist eclipse, and private opprobrium Hurston persevered past due in existence are mentioned within the ultimate chapter.
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