Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale HurstonTold in gutsy language...her story is an encouraging and enjoyable one for any member of the human race. — N.Y. Review of Books.
First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurstons candid, funny, bold and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurstons very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life–public and private–of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed hight, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literatures most cherished voices.
Dust tracks on a road
Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
The book is broken into sections. Hurston died in obscurity in As scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. For reasons not fully clear to me, black and whites worked together to help black folks create Eatonville, which is sort of attached to Maitland, Florida the geography is confusing. Unexpectedly, I visited Eatonville a few weeks ago. A quick tango with Google revealed we were only about an hour from Eatonville, so we made the trip.
This novel traces all the way back to the beginning of Zora Neale Hurston's life in, Eatonville, Florida. Hurston informs her readers of the many trials she had to face in her life to become who she is today, even though she is no longer here on Earth, by using many effective, but simple writing skills. Zora Neale Hurston is an influential. Many people saw the African American community as racism and segregation. Hurston implies that the nicest people she met in her early stages were whites who showed her compassion. She is known to be one of the most influential novelist of the twentieth century in African America literature.
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According to a bit of folk wisdom that Zora Neale Hurston may have known, "You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy. - There is a woman every reader should know, and her story was not a happy one at the beginning, and neither did it end happily.
It begins with Hurston's childhood in the black community of Eatonville, Florida , then covers her education at Howard University where she began as a fiction writer, having two stories published under the guidance of Charles S. It also covers her anthropological work under Franz Boas that led to her study Mules and Men The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature says "its factual information is often unreliable, its politics are contradictory, and it barely discusses Hurston's literary career". The publishers forced extensive changes on the book, making Hurston remove a lengthy attack on American imperialism in Asia; she was also required to tone down sexually-explicit anthropological content and remove some libellous passages. More recent editions have attempted to insert deleted passages and reconstruct it closer to Hurston's intentions. It received more negative criticism than most of her other works: Robert Hemenway said it "probably harmed Hurston's reputation" and Alice Walker , otherwise an admirer, was also critical. Walker has suggested it represents a subversion of traditional autobiography through its fragmentary approach and rejection of the idea of a consistent personality.
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