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Stories (2 Cassettes)
     

Stories (2 Cassettes)

by Zora Neale Hurston, Renee Joshua-Porter (Read by)
 
Out of print for decades, Hurston's works are again receiving the attention they deserve. Here is part of the Hurston legacy--six stories, and each one a gift to the listener, a celebration of the rich African-American culture. 2 cassettes.

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Out of print for decades, Hurston's works are again receiving the attention they deserve. Here is part of the Hurston legacy--six stories, and each one a gift to the listener, a celebration of the rich African-American culture. 2 cassettes.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Each of these stories is a finely faceted gem that takes place in a time gone by, yet they are as meaningful now as they were when Hurston (1901-60) first wrote them. "Drenched in Light" is a humorous but bittersweet account of a young black girl's desire to simply bask in her own uniqueness under the menacing eye of her disapproving grandmother. "The Conscience of the Court" is about the love and loyalty of a maid to her employer, a woman she has known since birth. It raises some interesting thoughts about the complex, unequal relationships between rich and poor, black and white in the Old South. A young man's desire to see the world that beckons beyond his small hamlet and fulfill his father's dream is the theme of the tragic "John Redding Goes to Sea." A hard-working woman's just reward and rightful revenge against an abusive husband is the essence of "Sweat." These stories are rich with emotion and insight into the meanderings of the human heart. Renee Joshua-Porter's reading brings the text to life and makes each character distinct. Her voice soars, soothes, and coaxes every nuance of feeling from the author's work. An excellent choice for all libraries.-Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., Wis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883332228
Publisher:
Audio Bookshelf
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Pages:
15
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.22(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and folklorist, is best known for her book Their Eyes Were Watching God. Other classics include the acclaimed short story Sweat. She was deemed "one of the greatest writers of our time" by the novelist Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new readers will be introduced to her extraordinary legacy.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 7, 1891
Date of Death:
January 28, 1960
Place of Birth:
Eatonville, Florida
Place of Death:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Education:
B.A., Barnard College, 1928 (the school's first black graduate). Went on to study anthropology at Columbia University.

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