The Complete Stories (Paperback)

By Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Introduction by), Sieglinde Lemke (Introduction by)
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This landmark gathering of Zora Neale Hurston's short fiction most of which appeared only in literary magazines during her lifetime reveals the evolution of one of the most important African American writers. Spanning her career from 1921 to 1955, these stories attest to Hurston's tremendous range and establish themes that recur in her longer fiction. 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.

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed "one of the greatest writers of our time" by Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new generations will be introduced to Hurston's legacy. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061350184
ISBN-10: 0061350184
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 8th, 2008
Pages: 305
Language: English
Series: P.S.