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Every Tongue Got To Confess: Negro Folktales From The Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston

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Every Tongue Got To Confess: Negro Folktales From The Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston

Paperback, 320 pp

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Marc Notes:

Originally published in hardcover: New York: HarperCollins, 2001.;Includes bibliographical references.;Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African-American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920’s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales – which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners – reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston’s literary legacy–From publisher description.

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Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.The bittersweet and often hilarious tales — which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners — reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston’s literary legacy.

Review Citations:
  • Booksense ’76 Jan/Feb 2003 01/01/2003 pg. 1 (EAN 9780060934545, Paperback)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2001 pg. 70 (EAN 9780694526451, Analog Audio Cassette)
  • Library Journal 06/15/2002 pg. 110 (EAN 9780694526451, Analog Audio Cassette)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2001 pg. 70 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 10/01/2001 pg. 267 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2001 pg. 1383 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover) – *Starred Review
  • Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2001 pg. 59 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 11/01/2001 pg. 117 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 12/17/2001 pg. 65 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 12/01/2001 pg. 137 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Booksense ’76 Jan/Feb 2002 01/01/2002 pg. 1 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • New York Review of Books 09/26/2002 pg. 36 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)
  • Multicultural Review 09/01/2002 pg. 88 (EAN 9780060188931, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Hurston, Zora Neale

Zora Neale Hurston was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. An author of four novels (Jonah’s Gourd Vine, 1934; Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937; Moses, Man of the Mountain, 1939; and Seraph on the Suwanee, 1948); two books of folklore (Mules and Men, 1935, and Tell My Horse, 1938); an autobiography (Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942); and over fifty short stories, essays, and plays. She attended Howard University, Barnard College and Columbia University, and was a graduate of Barnard College in 1927. She was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, and grew up in Eatonville, Florida. She died in Fort Pierce, in 1960. In 1973, Alice Walker had a headstone placed at her gravesite with this epitaph: “Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South.”

 

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Weight 8.32 oz
Dimensions .81 × 8.1 × 5.3 in

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