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Book

The complete stories

Call Number

  • FICTION HURS (CEN)

Edition

1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.

Publication Information

New York : HarperPerennial ModernClassics, 2008.

Physical Description

xxiii, 305, 34 p. ; 22 cm.

Uniform Title

Short stories

Summary

This 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.

Notes

"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Cover.

Reprint. Previously published: New York : HarperCollins, 1995.

Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction / Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Sieglinde Lemke
  • John Redding goes to sea (May 1921)
  • Drenched in light (December 1924)
  • Spunk (June 1925)
  • Magnolia flower (July 1925)
  • Muttsy (August 1926)
  • Possum or pig? (September 1926)
  • Eatonville anthology (September-November 1926)
  • Sweat (November 1926)
  • Gilded six-bits (August 1933)
  • Mother Catherine (1934)
  • Uncle Monday (1934)
  • Fire and the cloud (September 1934)
  • Cock Robin Beale Street (July 1941)
  • Story in Harlem slang (July 1942)
  • High John De Conquer (October 1943)
  • Hurricane (1946)
  • Conscience of the court (March 1950)
  • Escape from Pharaoh (1950)
  • Tablets of the law (1951)
  • Black death
  • Bone of contention
  • Book of Harlem
  • Harlem slanguage
  • Now you cookin' with gas
  • Seventh veil
  • Woman in Gaul
  • Afterword / Henry Louis Gates, Jr
  • Bibliography.

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