I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

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Zora Neale Hurston
A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
 

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ISBN: 9780912670669
Publication Date: 11-01-2011

Edited by Alice Walker
Introduction by Mary Helen Washington

Originally from the South, Zora Neale Hurston made her way to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance and published many books of fiction and essays to great acclaim. Despite her success at the time, she never received the financial rewards she deserved. Her work fell into obscurity for several decades, until Alice Walker famously rediscovered the site at which she was buried, and collected the works in this anthology to celebrate the writings that so deeply inspired her.

This superb selection from Hurston’s essays, short stories, journalism, folklore, and autobiography is a testament to the power and breadth of her oeuvre.

"Through Hurston, the soul of the black South gained one of its most articulate interpreters." New York Times Book Review

"This well-made collection of her work . . . should give momentum to the rediscovery of Hurston as 'the intellectual and spiritual foremother of a generation of black women writers.'" Washington Post Book Review

"One of the greatest writers of our time." —Toni Morrison, author of Beloved