Zora Neale Hurston : Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings : Mules and Men, Tell My Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles The Library of America, 75

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Library of America #ad - Her extensive transcriptions of Creole songs are here accompanied by new translations. A special feature of this volume is Hurston’s controversial 1942 autobiography,  Dust Tracks on a Road. This library of america volume, one of the most significant twentieth-century American writers, brings together for the first time all of the best writing of Zora Neale Hurston, with its companion, in one authoritative set.

Folklore is the arts of the people, ” Hurston wrote, “before they find out that there is any such thing as art. A pioneer of african-american ethnography who did graduate study in anthropology with the renowned Franz Boas, Hurston devoted herself to preserving the black folk heritage. Keenly alert to political and intellectual currents, Hurston went beyond superficial exoticism to explore the role of these religious systems in their societies.

With consultation by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Sexual candor, restoring passages omitted by the original because of political controversy, it is presented here for the first time as she intended, or fear of libel. The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, authoritative editions that average 1, 000 pages in length, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Zora Neale Hurston : Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings : Mules and Men, Tell My Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles The Library of America, 75 #ad - Included in an appendix are four additional chapters, one never published, which represent earlier stages of Hurston’s conception of the book. Twenty-two essays, from “the eatonville anthology” 1926 to “court order can’t Make Races Mix” 1955, music, demonstrate the range of Hurston’s concerns as they cover subjects from religion, and Harlem slang to Jim Crow and American democracy.

The chronology of hurston’s life prepared for this edition sheds fresh light on many aspects of her career.

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Zora Neale Hurston : Novels and Stories : Jonah's Gourd Vine / Their Eyes Were Watching God / Moses, Man of the Mountain / Seraph on the Suwanee / Selected Stories Library of America

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Library of America #ad - This library of america volume, with its companion, brings together for the first time all of Zora Neale Hurston’s best writing in one authoritative set. In addition, this volume contains detailed notes and a brief essay on the texts. Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.

In this, her most acclaimed work, she employs a striking range of tones and voices to give the story of Janie and Tea Cake the poetic intensity of a myth. In moses, man of the mountain 1939, her high-spirited and utterly personal retelling of the Exodus story, Hurston again demonstrates her ability to use the black vernacular as the basis for a supple and compelling prose style.

Seraph on the suwanee 1948, hurston’s last major work, is set in turn-of-the-century Florida and portrays the passionate clash between a poor southern “cracker” and her willful husband. A selection of short stories among them “spunk, ironic, ” and “story in Harlem Slang” further displays Hurston’s unique fusion of folk traditions and literary modernism—comic, ” “The Bone of Contention, and soaringly poetic.

Zora Neale Hurston : Novels and Stories : Jonah's Gourd Vine / Their Eyes Were Watching God / Moses, Man of the Mountain / Seraph on the Suwanee / Selected Stories Library of America #ad - The chronology of hurston’s life prepared for this edition sheds fresh light on many aspects of her career. Penguin Group USA. Today hurston’s groundbreaking works, suffused with the culture and traditions of African Americans and the poetry of black speech, have won her recognition as one of the most significant modern American writers.

Hurston’s fiction is free-flowing and frequently experimental, exuberant in its storytelling and open to unpredictable and fascinating digressions.

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

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Amistad #ad - During those weeks, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by american slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past―memories from his childhood in Africa, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.

Based on those interviews, and written from hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it.

Hurston was there to record cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, hurston returned to plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship.

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" #ad - Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture. Penguin Group USA.

Of the millions of men, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, women, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history.

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The Complete Stories P.S.

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. With rich language and imagery, the stories in this collection not only map Hurston's development and concerns as a writer but also provide an invaluable reflection of the mind and imagination of the author of the acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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The New Negro : Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

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Touchstone #ad - With poetry, and nonfiction essays, prose, this collection is widely praised for its literary strength as well as its historical coverage of a monumental and fascinating time in the history of America. Penguin Group USA. Dubois, locke has constructed a vivid look at the new negro, the changing African American finding his place in the ever shifting sociocultural landscape that was 1920s America.

Harper Perennial Modern Classics. From the man known as the father of the harlem renaissance comes a powerful, provocative, and affecting anthology of writers who shaped the Harlem Renaissance movement and who help us to consider the evolution of the African American in society. With stunning works by seminal black voices such as Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, and W.

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W.E.B. Du Bois : Writings : The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays and Articles Library of America

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Library of America #ad - This library of america volume presents his essential writings, covering the full span of a restless life dedicated to the struggle for racial justice. The suppression of the african slave-trade to the united states 1638–1870 1896, his first book, despite ethical and political opposition, renders a dispassionate account of how, Americans tolerated the traffic in human beings until a bloody civil war taught them the disastrous consequences of moral cowardice.

The souls of black folk 1903, a collection of beautifully written essays, narrates the cruelties of racism and celebrates the strength and pride of black America. They record his evolving positions on the issues that dominated his long, art, literature, active life: education in a segregated society; black history, and culture; the controversial career of Marcus Garvey; the fate of black soldiers in the First World War; the appeal of communism to frustrated black Americans; his trial and acquittal during the McCarthy era; and the elusive promise of an African homeland.

W.E.B. Du Bois : Writings : The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays and Articles Library of America #ad - The editorials and articles from the Crisis 1910–1934 belong to the period of Du Bois’s greatest influence. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Witty and sardonic, angry and satiric, proud and mournful, these writings show Du Bois at his freshest and most trenchant. Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.

The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1, sewn bindings, 000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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The Classic Slave Narratives

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Signet #ad - This is the second printing of the Library of America--34 edition with beautiful burgundy cloth boards and slipcase like-new. The collection also includes perhaps the best known and most widely read slave narrative--Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl, as well as two narratives by women: The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, written by Harriet Jacobs as Linda Brent.

Henry louis Gates, Jr. Presents a seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including the 1749 texts of The Life of Olaudah Equiano, the last edition corrected and published in his lifetime. Penguin Group USA. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. This edition also features an updated introduction by Professor Gates.

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Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica P.S.

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Based on acclaimed author zora neale hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica—where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer during her visits in the 1930s—Tell My Horse is a fascinating firsthand account of the mysteries of Voodoo. Penguin Group USA.

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James Baldwin : Collected Essays : Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work / Other Essays Library of America

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A further 36 essays—nine of them previously uncollected—include some of Baldwin's earliest published writings, as well as revealing later insights into the language of Shakespeare, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the music of Earl Hines. Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.

James Baldwin : Collected Essays : Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work / Other Essays Library of America #ad - His brilliant and provocative essays made him the literary voice of the Civil Rights Era, and they continue to speak with powerful urgency to us today, whether in the swirling debate over the Black Lives Matter movement or in the words of Raoul Peck's documentary "I Am Not Your Negro. Edited by nobel laureate toni morrison, the Library of America's Collected Essays is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published.

With burning passion and jabbing, " "everybody's protest novel, epigrammatic wit, Baldwin fearlessly articulated issues of race and democracy and American identity in such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto, " "Many Thousands Gone, " and "Stranger in the Village. Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, the literary, which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, Notes of a Native Son 1955 and Nobody Knows My Name 1961, fusing in unique fashion the personal, and the political.

James baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Penguin Group USA.

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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States

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. Every tongue got to confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, race, slavery, the Devil, family, white folk, love, and community.

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James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on a Mountain / Giovanni's Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man

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Library of America #ad - Another country 1962, a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Ten years in the writing, and generational conflicts was described by Baldwin as "an attempt to exorcise something, its exploration of religious, sexual, to find out what happened to my father, what happened to all of us.

Giovanni's room 1956 is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Here, in a library of america volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence.

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Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, feature cloth covers, authoritative editions that average 1, 000 pages in length, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Harper Perennial Modern Classics.

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