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Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit

Deborah G. Plant
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9781442206120, 1442206128
Summary
Zora Neale Hurston is regarded as one of the pillars of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as one of the most important and influential African American writers of the past century. Here, Plant offers a biography of the literary master that takes her spirituality into account in both her life and her works in order to shape a fuller picture of the woman, the writer, and the philosopher that animated this gifted American author.
Contents
  • Series foreword / Joanne M. Braxton
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Essence of things
  • 2. Pathless path
  • 3. "A genius of the South" : an American genius
  • 4. "Coming out more than conquer" : spirituality, empowerment, freedom, and peace
  • 5. Who was Herod and what made him great?
  • 6. Ancestral spirit
  • Conclusion : Sankofa
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index.
Description
xi, 241 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references pages 225-227 and index.
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