A Life in Letters

A Life in Letters #2020

A Life in Letters I mean to live and die by my own mind Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen Arriving in Harlem in with little than a dollar to her name Hurston rose to become one of the central fig
  • Title: A Life in Letters
  • Author: Zora Neale Hurston Carla Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780385490368
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • I mean to live and die by my own mind, Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers Although Hurston has entered th I mean to live and die by my own mind, Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive.Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurston s life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it From her enrollment at Balti s Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurston s spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent.
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    Took me a year to finish this book of letters what a remarkably complex life At last, I know what happened between her and Langston and the Mule Bone play I always believed it was Zora s work alone.

    Wow Complex, complex, COMPLEX Soror, Zora Wow A must read for those who love her work To read these letters is like watching a throw back Facebook and Twitter Grab the popcorn and just WOW She was intense, she was beautiful, she was stubborn, she was beautiful, she was creative and imaginative, she was beautiful, she was happy and anger, she was hurt and bitter, she was loyal and forgiving, she was cunning and flippant, she was BEAUTIFUL AND HUMAN I treasure her in all her complexity These lette [...]

    Really interesting insight to Ms Hurston s life, though at times I felt like I was intruding on something private by reading her correspondence But I think you truly learn the person by listening reading the words from their mouth pen than by reading the words of someone else about them.

    As a huge ZNH fan, I don t know how it gets any better than actually reading the letters she had written What could get you closer to the lady herself than being a part of the most intimate thoughts she was willing to share.

    It was a bit long but I liked learning about this woman and how she created one of the classic works despite being so down trodden.

    I love letter collections and actually should read of them they offer such a wonderfully intimate view of the writer s life.

    Unfortunately, these letters are only Zora s responses, but they are very interesting to read A great companion to Boyd s biography.

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