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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 920 Hurston
Author: Taylor, Yuval,
Title: Zora and Langston :
Remainder of title: a story of friendship and betrayal /
Summary, etc. note: "Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends--until they weren't. Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ('The Negro Speaks of Rivers,' 'Let America Be America Again') were collaborators, literary gadflies, and close companions. They traveled together in Hurston's dilapidated car through the rural South collecting folklore, worked on the play Mule Bone, and wrote scores of loving letters to each other. They even had the same patron: Charlotte Osgood Mason, a wealthy white woman who insisted on being called 'Godmother.' Paying them lavishly while trying to control their work, Mason may have been the spark for their bitter falling-out. Was the split inevitable when Hughes decided to be financially independent of their patron? Was Hurston jealous of the woman employed as their typist? Or was the rupture over the authorship of Mule Bone? Yuval Taylor answers these questions while illuminating Hurston's and Hughes's lives, work, competitiveness and ambition"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780393243918
: (hardcover)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: PS3515.U789
Item number: Z93 2019
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.52
Classification number: B
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Yuval Taylor.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: W. W. Norton
Date of publication: 2019
Projected publication date: 1903
: New York :
: W.W. Norton & Company,
: [2019]
Extent: 304 p.; 24 cm.
Other physical details: 8 p. plates.Includes bibliographical references and index.
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
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: rdacarrier
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Formatted contents note: Introduction. Lovingly yours -- Spring 1925. Opportunity -- 1891/1924. I laugh, and grow strong -- Summer 1926. The Niggerati -- Spring 1927. Enter godmother -- Summer 1927. The company of good things -- Fall 1927. A deep well of the spirit -- Winter 1928/winter 1930. This is going to be big -- Spring 1930. The bone of contention -- Winter 1931. A miasma of untruth -- 1932/1960. The aftermath -- Conclusion. The legacy.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 04/22/2019
Purchase price: $ 27.95
Personal name: Hughes, Langston,
Personal name: Hurston, Zora Neale.
Dates associated with a name: 1902-1967.
Subject: Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967-Biography.
Subject: Hurston, Zora Neale-Biography
Subject: African American authors
Form subdivision: Biography.
Chronological subdivision: 20th century
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk06 2018-11-09 to Dewey
: xk14 2018-11-13 to CIP
: Claire Reinertsen; phone: 212-790-4333; fax: 212-869-0856; email:; bc:
: 2018-11-07

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