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Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rutgers Univ Pr
Publication date June 30, 2008
Pages 387
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813542928
ISBN-10 0813542928
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.92 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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Though she died penniless and forgotten, Zora Neale Hurston is now recognized as a major figure in African American literature. Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she also published numerous short stories and essays, three other novels, and two books on black folklore.

            Even avid readers of Hurston’s prose, however, may be surprised to know that she was also a serious and ambitious playwright throughout her career. Although several of her plays were produced during her lifetime—and some to public acclaim—they have languished in obscurity for years. Even now, most critics and historians gloss over these texts, treating them as supplementary material for understanding her novels. Yet, Hurston’s dramatic works stand on their own merits and independently of her fiction.

            Now, eleven of these forgotten dramatic writings are being published together for the first time in this carefully edited and annotated volume. Filled with lively characters, vibrant images of rural and city life, biblical and folk tales, voodoo, and, most importantly, the blues, readers will discover a “real Negro theater” that embraces all the richness of black life.



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Hardcover
With Jean Lee Cole (other contributor), Charles Mitchell (other contributor) | from Rutgers Univ Pr (June 30, 2008)
9780813542911 | details & prices | 389 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.28 lbs | List price $70.00
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With Jean Lee Cole (other contributor), Charles Mitchell (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Rutgers Univ Pr (June 30, 2008)
9780813542928 | details & prices | 387 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.92 lbs | List price $24.95
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