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Zora Neale Hurston's final decade, Virginia Lynn Moylan

Label
Zora Neale Hurston's final decade
Title
Zora Neale Hurston's final decade
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Lynn Moylan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Publishers Weekly: Moylan's goal-"to freshly interpret" Zora Neale Hurston's tumultuous final decade, rocked by scandal and the author's controversial political views-is ill-met by this well-intentioned but clunky biography. Moylan, founding member of the Fort Pierce, Fla., Annual Zora Festival, draws heavily on two texts (Valerie Boyd's biography Wrapped in Rainbows, and Carla Kaplan's edition of Hurston's letters, Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters), supplemented by a number of interviews with the employers, acquaintances, and friends of Hurston's last decade. After a brief biographical sketch of Hurston's early years, Moylan addresses, in term-paperish prose, the false child molestation charges that, even after they were recanted, left Hurston's reputation in tatters, and her very controversial (in Moylan's words, "eccentric") objections to Brown v. Board of Education and desegregation on the grounds that, in her perspective, "racial uplift" would come by individual effort alone. Hurston's final creative projects-her development of an "anthropologically correct" black baby doll and planned biography of King Herod attest to how the famously idiosyncratic and iconoclastic writer remained deeply unpredictable and fascinating, and that her "lost years" merit a thoughtful and thorough biography. Unfortunately, this meandering, amateurish account isn't it
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moylan, Virginia Lynn
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
Z788 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • African American women authors
  • African American authors
  • Authors, American
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
Label
Zora Neale Hurston's final decade, Virginia Lynn Moylan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Zora Neale Hurston: a biographical sketch, 1891-1948 -- In hell's basement: Harlem, 1948-1949 -- Sunshine and Southern politics: Miami, 1950 -- Sara Creech and her beautiful doll: Belle Glade, 1950-1951 -- Herod the sun-like splendor: Eau Gallie, 1951-1956 -- Death on the Suwannee: Live Oak, 1952-1953 -- A crisis in Dixie: Eau Gallie, 1954-1956 -- The last horizon: Fort Pierce, 1956-1960
Control code
666240025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780813035789
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010040994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666240025
Label
Zora Neale Hurston's final decade, Virginia Lynn Moylan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Zora Neale Hurston: a biographical sketch, 1891-1948 -- In hell's basement: Harlem, 1948-1949 -- Sunshine and Southern politics: Miami, 1950 -- Sara Creech and her beautiful doll: Belle Glade, 1950-1951 -- Herod the sun-like splendor: Eau Gallie, 1951-1956 -- Death on the Suwannee: Live Oak, 1952-1953 -- A crisis in Dixie: Eau Gallie, 1954-1956 -- The last horizon: Fort Pierce, 1956-1960
Control code
666240025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780813035789
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010040994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666240025

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