Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an archivist and author.
Praise for You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
You Don’t Know Us Negroes” adds immeasurably to our understanding of Hurston, who was a tireless crusader in all her writing, and ahead of her time…— New York Times Book Review
Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.
Praise for Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
These narratives comprise a rich tapestry of Hurston’s matchless vision and talent.— BookPage
The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
Praise for Barracoon
Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.— Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple
The epic tale of Janie Crawford, whose quest for identity takes her on a journey during which she learns what love is, experiences life’s joys and sorrows, and come home to herself in peace. Her passionate story prompted Alice Walker to say, “There is no book more important to me than this one.”
Praise for Their Eyes Were Watching God
There is no book more important to me than this one.— Alice Walker on Their Eyes Were Watching God
Praise for Mules and Men
Simply the most exciting book on black folklore and culture I have ever read.— Roger D. Abrahams
With an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Sieglinde Lemke
Praise for The Complete Stories
Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography
Praise for Dust Tracks on a Road
Warm, witty, imaginative…This is a rich and winning book.— The New Yorker
“Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur. Recall a front stoop, juke joint, funeral, wedding, barbershop, kitchen: the music, noise, communal energy, and release. Dream. Participate the way you do when you allow a song to transport you, all kinds of songs, from hip-hop rap to Bach to Monk, each bearing its different history of sounds and silences.” — From the Foreword by John Edgar Wideman
Praise for Every Tongue Got to Confess
An extraordinary treasure.— Boston Globe
A Comedy of Negro Life
by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes
Praise for Mule Bone
Praise for Moses, Man of the Mountain
The real thing, warm, humorous, poetic.— The New Yorker
With an Afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Praise for Seraph on the Suwanee
A simple, colorfully written, and moving novel.— Saturday Review of Literature
Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica
Praise for Tell My Horse
Strikingly dramatic, yet simple and unrestrained…an unusual and intensely interesting book richly packed with strange information.— New York Times Book Review
Originally published in 1934, Jonah’s Gourd Vine was the first novel by the noted black novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist.
Praise for Jonah’s Gourd Vine
A bold and beautiful book, many a page priceless and unforgettable.— Carl Sandburg