I Love Myself When I Am Laughing...

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing...


Zora Neale Hurston
A collection preserving the legacy of one of the Harlem Renaissance’s greatest writers.


Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781936932733
Publication Date: 01-07-2020

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Edited with a new preface by Alice Walker
Introduction by Mary Helen Washington

A Feminist Press classic, reissued with a new preface by Alice Walker.

During her lifetime, Zora Neale Hurston was praised for her writing but condemned for her independence and audacity. Her work fell into obscurity until the 1970s, when Alice Walker rediscovered Hurston’s unmarked grave and anthologized her writing, establishing her as an intellectual leader for future generations of black writers. A testament to the power and breadth of Hurston’s oeuvre, the newest edition of this enduring text remains as vital as ever for readers today.

"Through Hurston, the soul of the black South gained one of its most articulate interpreters." The 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

Our reissue of this feminist classic is supported by the following generous donors:


Shanice Brim

Jane Caputi

YZ Chin

Jan Constantine

Elizabeth Cuthrell

Trinna S. Frever, Ph.D.

Dorothy Helly

Kathleen Landy

Sarah Neilson

Lynn Povich

Julie Scelfo

Charlotte Sheedy

Jamia Wilson, in memory of Willa Alfreda Campbell-Wilson