Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

by Yuval Taylor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393243918
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 52,124
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Yuval Taylor, senior editor at Chicago Review Press, is the author of Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal and coauthor of Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop and Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music. He has edited three volumes of African American slave narratives, and his writings have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Guardian, and other publications. He lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lovingly Yours 3

1 Spring 1925: Opportunity 7

2 1891-1924: I Laugh and Grow Strong 25

3 Summer 1926: The Niggerati 50

4 Spring 1927: Enter Godmother 83

5 Summer 1927: The Company of Good Things 98

6 Fall 1927: A Deep Well of the Spirit 127

7 Winter 1928-Winter 1930: This is Going to Be Big 135

8 Spring 1930: The Bone of Contention 157

9 Winter 1931: A Miasma of Untruth 190

10 1932-1960: The Aftermath 219

Conclusion: The Legacy 238

Acknowledgments 245

Notes 247

Readings 275

Credits 281

Index 283

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