Biography Large Print EditionDelightful . . . wise . . . full of humor, color, and good sense. Saturday Review of BooksThis very personal portrait that Hurston paints of herself offers a rare, poignant, and often audacious glimpse of the public and private persona of a writer, artist, anthropologist and champion of black heritage. Dust Tracks on a Road is full of wit and wisdom about a proud and spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, taking her place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.
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First published in 1942 at the heightof her popularity, Dust Tracks ona Road is Zora Neale Hurston’scandid, funny, bold, andpoignant autobiography, animaginative and exuberantaccount of her rise from childhood povertyin the rural South to a prominent placeamong the leading artists and intellectualsof the Harlem Renaissance. As compelling asher acclaimed fiction, Hurston’s very personalliterary self-portrait offers a revealing, oftenaudacious glimpse into the life—publicand private—of an extraordinary artist,anthropologist, chronicler, and champion ofthe Black experience in America. Full of thewit and wisdom of a proud, spirited womanwho started off low and climbed high, DustTracks on a Road is a rare treasure from oneof literature’s most cherished voices.About the Author:
Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed "one of the greatest writers of our time" by Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new generations will be introduced to Hurston's legacy. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960.
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