Text-size

Cover image for Wrapped in rainbows
ISBN#9780684842301
BIB ID#795884
Call# B Hurston B

Wrapped in rainbows

0
Author
Publisher
New York : Scribner, c2002. (CP14-02/03)
Subjects
Description
508 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary
"A Lisa Drew book." With the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, and World War II as the historical backdrops, this riveting biography not only positions HurstonUs work in her time, but offers implications for our own. "Wrapped in Rainbows" is a compelling profile of one of the most intrepid and inspiring writers of the 20th century. of photos.

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  A woman of enormous talent, remarkable drive, and rare intellectual prowess, Zora Neale Hurston published four novels, two books of folklore, an autobiography, many short stories, and several articles and plays over a career that spanned more than thirty years. Although she enjoyed some popularity during her lifetime, her greatest acclaim has come posthumously. All of her books were out of print when she died in poverty in 1960, but today nearly every black woman writer of significance -- including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker -- acknowledges Hurston as a literary foremother. And her masterpiece,Their Eyes Were Watching God,has become a crucial part of the American literary canon. Yet, despite the recent renewed interest in Hurston's work, she remains, as a friend and contemporary described her, "a woman half in shadow."Wrapped in Rainbows-- the first biography of Zora Neale Hurston in twenty-five years -- illuminates the complexities of an extraordinary life. Born in Alabama in 1891, Hurston moved with her family to Eatonville, Florida, when she was still a toddler. In this close-knit community -- the first incorporated all-black town in America -- she spent a pleasant childhood, happily imbibing the rich language and folk culture of the rural black South. When Hurston was still a girl, her mother died, and her father's swift remarriage led to the family's dispersal. Hurston spent the next decade wandering in search of parental figures, working menial jobs, and charting her own course into adulthood. Reinventing herself at the age of twenty-six, she entered high school in Baltimore by claiming to be ten years younger -- a fiction she would maintain throughout her life. Hurston went on to attend Howard University and Barnard College, and during this time launched her writing career in the midst of the blossoming Harlem Renaissance. In New York, she developed relationships with luminaries such as Langston Hughes, Ethel Waters, Fannie Hurst, and Carl Van Vechten. Hurston periodically left New York to travel the country (and the world) collecting black music, poetry, and literature -- becoming one of the most important folklore collectors of her time, as well as one of the most enduring writers of her century.Wrapped in Rainbowspresents a full picture of Hurston as both a writer and a woman, shedding new light on her public and private lives. Drawing on meticulous research and a wealth of crucial information that has emerged over the past twenty years, Valerie Boyd delves into Hurston's thirst for the limelight, her sexuality and short-lived marriages, her mysterious relationship with Vodou, and her occasionally controversial political views. With the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, and World War II as historical backdrops,Wrapped in Rainbowsnot only positions Hurston's work in her time but offers implications for our own.Featuring more than thirty-five black-and-white photographs -- including some that have never been published --Wrapped in Rainbowsis an eloquent profile of one of the most intriguing cultural figures of the twentieth century.

Availability

LocationCall NumberItem Typesort iconVolumeBarcodeStatus
Langston Hughes Blk HeritageB Hurston BAdult Reference0228430996741Available
South HollisB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446327832Available
St.AlbansB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446329150Available
SunnysideB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446329176Available
Langston HughesB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228430996758Available
Long Island CityB Hurston BAdult Hard CoverBlk-Exp Non-Fic0228463181153Available
Central Adult Non-Fic- Ask at DeskB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228416532080Available
HillcrestB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446252337Available
East ElmhurstB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446252477Available
Queens Village MABB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228442539687Available
Central Adult Non-Fic- Ask at DeskB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228446318872Available
Central Adult Non-Fic- Ask at DeskB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228442216245Available
Central Adult Non-Fic- Ask at DeskB Hurston BAdult Hard Cover0228416532098Available
BroadwayB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228446252469Available
SteinwayB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228446327808Available
Rochdale VillageB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228446309194Available
LaureltonB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228446252345Available
Jackson HeightsB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228446252063Available
Fresh MeadowsB Hurston B21 Day Non-Requestable0228441260236Available

Marc Record

01570cam a2200373Ia 4500
001
vtls000795884
003
NJQ
005
20080623192400.0
008
020125s2002 nyu b 001 0beng
010
 
 
$a 2002-17011
020
 
 
$a 0684842300 (pbk.) : $c $30.00
035
 
 
$a stmpAHT-1561
039
 
9
$y 200806231924 $z load
040
 
 
$a DLC $c DLC $d OrPss
043
 
 
$a n-us--- $a n-usu--
050
 
 
$a PS3515.U789 $b Z63 2002
082
 
 
$a 813/.52 $a B $2 21
099
 
 
$a B Hurston B
100
1
 
$a Boyd, Valerie.
245
1
 
$a Wrapped in rainbows : $b the life of Zora Neale Hurston / $c Valerie Boyd.
260
 
 
$a New York : $b Scribner, $c c2002. (CP14-02/03)
300
 
 
$a 508 p. ; $c 24 cm.
500
 
 
$a "A Lisa Drew book."
504
 
 
$a Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-497) and index.
520
 
 
$a With the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, and World War II as the historical backdrops, this riveting biography not only positions HurstonUs work in her time, but offers implications for our own. "Wrapped in Rainbows" is a compelling profile of one of the most intrepid and inspiring writers of the 20th century. of photos.
600
1
 
$a Hurston, Zora Neale.
650
 
 
$a Novelists, American $y 20th century $v Biography.
650
 
 
$a African American women $z Southern States $v Biography.
650
 
 
$a Folklorists $z United States $v Biography.
650
 
 
$a African American novelists $v Biography.
651
 
 
$a Southern States $v Biography.
945
 
 
$i DBSRVR::LCMARC/BAO-0322/TPAPA/CLIN-CC
948
 
 
$a 12/17/2002 $b 11/16/2006
999
 
 
$a VIRTUA50