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Zora and Langston : a story of friendship and betrayal, Yuval Taylor

Label
Zora and Langston : a story of friendship and betrayal
Title
Zora and Langston
Title remainder
a story of friendship and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Yuval Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They were best friends. They were collaborators, literary gadflies, and champions of the common people. They were the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance. Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Langston Hughes, the author of 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' and 'Let America Be America Again,' first met in 1925, at a great gathering of black and white literati, and they fascinated each other. They traveled together in Hurston's dilapidated car through the rural South collecting folklore, worked on the play Mule Bone, and wrote scores of loving letters. They even had the same patron: Charlotte Osgood Mason, a wealthy white woman who insisted on being called 'Godmother.' Paying them lavishly while trying to control their work, Mason may have been the spark for their bitter and passionate falling-out. Was the split inevitable when Hughes decided to be financially independent of his patron? Was Hurston jealous of the young woman employed as their typist? Or was the rupture over the authorship of Mule Bone? Yuval Taylor answers these questions while illuminating Hurston's and Hughes's lives, work, competitiveness, and ambition, uncovering little-known details. [This book] is the dramatic and moving story of one of the most influential friendships in literature."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Yuval
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hughes, Langston
  • African American authors
Label
Zora and Langston : a story of friendship and betrayal, Yuval Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lovingly yours -- Spring 1925 : opportunity -- 1891/1924 : I laugh, and grow strong -- Summer 1926 : the Niggerati -- Spring 1927 : enter Godmother -- Summer 1927 : the company of good things -- Fall 1927 : a deep well of the spirit -- Winter 1928/winter 1930 : this is going to be big -- Spring 1930 : the bone of contention -- Winter 1931 : a miasma of untruth -- 1932/1960 : the aftermath -- Conclusion: The legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393243918
Lccn
2018050513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1037808120
  • 682060
  • (OCoLC)1037808120
Label
Zora and Langston : a story of friendship and betrayal, Yuval Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lovingly yours -- Spring 1925 : opportunity -- 1891/1924 : I laugh, and grow strong -- Summer 1926 : the Niggerati -- Spring 1927 : enter Godmother -- Summer 1927 : the company of good things -- Fall 1927 : a deep well of the spirit -- Winter 1928/winter 1930 : this is going to be big -- Spring 1930 : the bone of contention -- Winter 1931 : a miasma of untruth -- 1932/1960 : the aftermath -- Conclusion: The legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393243918
Lccn
2018050513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1037808120
  • 682060
  • (OCoLC)1037808120

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