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I Love Myself

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I Love Myself

When I Am Laughing...and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

By Zora Neale Hurston; Alice Walker (Editor); Mary H. Washington (Introduction by)

Feminist Press, Paperback, 9780912670669, 313pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1993

Description
The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, 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. 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 Hurstonthe writer, and the personas well as into American social and cultural history.


About the Author
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include "Dust Tracks on a Road"; "Their Eyes Were Watching God"; "Jonah's Gourd Vine"; "Moses, Man of the Mountain"; "Mules and Men"; and "Every Tongue Got to Confess."

Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist.