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Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547006950, Hardcover)Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.
As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside such prominent authors as
Langston Hughes and Alain Locke during the Harlem Renaissance. But unfortunately,
despite writing the luminary work Their Eyes Were Watching God, she was always short
of money. Though she took odd jobs as a housemaid and as the personal assistant to
an actress, Zora often found herself in abject poverty. Through it all, Zora kept writing.
And though none of her books sold more than a thousand copies while she was alive,
she was rediscovered a decade later by a new generation of readers, who knew they
had found an important voice of American Literature.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:43 -0400)
A tribute to the life and achievements of the Civil Rights activist and acclaimed author examines such topics as the poverty that marked her life, her relationships with such contemporaries as Langston Hughes and Alain Locke, and the posthumous recognition of her considerable talents.
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