I Love Myself When I Am Laughing
I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing

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I Love Myself When I Am Laughing
A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
Zora Neale Hurston (Author); Alice Walker (Editor); Mary Helen Washington (Foreword)
300 pages
Released January 7, 2020
Published by Feminist Press
ISBN: 9781944860417


A Feminist Press classic, reissued forty years later.

The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, Zora Neale Hurston was praised for her writing and condemned for her independence, arrogance, and audaciousness. This unique anthology, with fourteen superb examples of her fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, rightfully establishes her as the intellectual and spiritual leader of the next generation of black writers. In addition to six essays and short stories, the collection includes excerpts from Dust Tracks on the RoadMules and MeTell My HorseJonah's Gourd VineMoses, Man of the Mountain; and Their Eyes Were Watching God (which is an AMAZING book!).

The original commentary by Alice Walker and Mary Helen Washington, two African-American writers in the forefront of the Hurston revival, provide illuminating insights into Hurston-the writer, the person-as well as into American social and cultural history.