Paperback $19.95

Anchor | Dec 02, 2003 | 912 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385490368

  • Paperback$19.95

    Anchor | Dec 02, 2003 | 912 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780385490368

  • Ebook$13.99

    Anchor | Dec 18, 2007 | 912 Pages | ISBN 9780307430366

Praise

“An astonishingly brilliant artist . . . In these letters we encounter Zora Neale Hurston as if for the first time.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"Smart, sparkling lettters . . . a fascinating collection" –O, The Oprah Magazine

“Kaplan has made the letters remarkably accessible” –The New York Times

“Not merely a collection of letters but a comprehensive introduction to an important American writer” –Booklist

“Captures the myriad facets of Hurston’s genius, not least as it radiated in the legendary life she crafted from humble beginnings.” –The Washington Post

“This is a wonderful addition to what we need to understand about a spirited, extraordinary life.” –Alice Walker

“[Hurston’s] letters have a freshness, humor and immediacy that make you forget how long ago they were written” –Quarterly Black Review

“The letters in Ms. Kaplan’s collection tell a life story of exceptional interest.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Hurston’s reputation–and her place in the canon of truly great writers–only deepens as we encounter the complex and compelling intelligence of this astonishingly brilliant artist. In these letters, we encounter Zora Neale Hurston as if for the first time.” –Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

“ [An] epic collection . . . .The arrival of these letters is like a beacon cast on Hurston’s life.” –Orlando Sentinel

“From her letters emerges an . . . articulate but qualitatively different voice, or better yet, chorus of voices, compounding the contradictions of an undeniably courageous life. We can finally see her . . . served up raw.” –Africana.com

“Hurston’s letters reveal an energetic writer . . . . Beautifully executed.” –Publishers Weekly

“Sublime and intimate. . . . An intriguing installment in the study of Hurston’s work and life.” –Upscale

“The Hurston we revered before this book was only an illusion. Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters gives us a flesh and blood Hurston with sharp edges and dark corners and endless, enchanting layers.” –Emily Bernard, author of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964

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