Book: I Love Myself when I am Laughing…and then again when I am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, 1993 | Author: Zora Neale Hurston | Editor: Alice Walker
Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.
If you’ve never read Ms. Zora Neale Hurston, summertime is the perfect companion for your introduction! Born and raised in Eatonville, Florida, Ms. Hurston easily evokes all the heart-breaking beauty of the wild growing world, breathing life, passion, and spot-on impressions to the characters of her youth. Alice Walker lends her creative and editing talents to provide insight into the life and history of a brilliant writer who was often misunderstood and never received the praise she very much deserved in her lifetime. Ms. Hurston has a powerful way with words, a depth of talent rare across century, place, or age. Enjoy this Harlem Renaissance master under your favorite tree on a beautiful sunny day.