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Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

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One of the most beguiling and captivating figures of the twentieth century, Zora Neale Hurston gained fame as a bestselling author, anthropologist, journalist, and playwright. Her remarkable life is presented as never before in SPEAK, SO YOU CAN SPEAK AGAIN. An interactive package tracing Hurston's journey from Eatonville, Florida, to her student days at Barnard College, t ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Doubleday Books (first published October 19th 2004)
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Dec 05, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing
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This is such a fabulous collection. Whoever put this together must've had a lot of fun -- it's evident in the finished product. The copies letters and reprinted momentos are wonderful. The cd with Zora's songs is a real gem. If this is still in print, go buy your own copy. If you find it in a library, it's definitely going to be missing all the good parts.
Oct 09, 2015 Elaine rated it it was amazing
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What a beautiful compilation of family anecdotes and literary history! Zora Neale Hurston was ahead of her time. Kudos to Lucy for letting us get to know her aunt on a more personal level. Two extraordinary women! :)
Susan Gammon
May 04, 2015 Susan Gammon rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book and fascinating presentation: I loved the facsimile's of actual letters, stories, etc pertaining to the text.
Mar 09, 2011 hannah rated it really liked it
This is more an accomplishment in book art and bookmaking than in biographical writing, though it's fine on that end. It was great to get some little known information about the author I studied for a year, and the ephemera was fabulous and quite extensive. I'm still going to need to go back through and finish reading some of it. There is so much more Hurston to discover than I thought back in high school.
Jan 18, 2008 Julie rated it it was amazing
This is like a ZNH pop-up book! It's full of handwritten letters, manuscripts (for poems and the first chapter of Their Eyes Were Watching God), and even a CD of folk songs sung and discussed by ZNH herself!

Also included is the full text of the play Color Struck, beautiful pictures, and fantastic autobiographical info. I LOVE this view of ZNH's life.
Loribel Maldonado
Dec 11, 2012 Loribel Maldonado rated it it was amazing
This is the most comprehensive book on the life of Zora Neale Hurston. After reading this book I felt a connection to Zora unlike any other author that I have read. It is a definite read for those who wish to learn more firsthand about the life of this remarkable author.
Louise Chambers
Aug 05, 2010 Louise Chambers rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All who love ephemera
Recommended to Louise by: Denver Public Library
An excellent collection of fascimile ephemera, letters, manuscripts, and CDs of her original folk recordings. Beautiful book. A treasure!
Jan 01, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
My friend Shannon gave this to me. If you are a Zora Neale Hurston fan (and you should be), this is a must!
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got this as a gift and it is wonderful
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