I Love Myself when I Am Laughing and Then Again when I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

I Love Myself when I Am Laughing     and Then Again when I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

then. again. when. I. am. looking. mean. and. impressive . ” - Zora Neale Hurston , in a letter to Carl Van Vechten , December 10 , 1934 , referring to a series of photographs he had taken of her . ZORA NEALE HURSTON , outstanding ...

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 0912670665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Categories: Literary Criticism

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing    and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Feminist Press

ISBN: 1936932733

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

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A collection of essays, fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, preserving the legacy of one of the Harlem Renaissance's greatest writers.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

In the dedication to the collection of Hurston's essays I Love Myself When I Am Laughing ... And then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive ( 1979 ) , which W. also edited , she praises Hurston for her refusal to be humble or to ...

Author: Steven R. Serafin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Text and the Voice

The Text and the Voice

... ed . , I Love Myself When I Am Laughing ... And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive : A Zora Neale Hurston Reader ( Old Westbury , N.Y .: The Feminist Press , 1979 ) , pp , 1-5 . 56. Zora Neale Hurston .

Author: Alessandro Portelli

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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The Text and the Voice
Categories: Literary Criticism

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

Classic texts by a pivotal writer of twentieth-century literature.

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558617493

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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"One of the greatest writers of our time."—Toni Morrison "This well-made collection of her work . . . should give momentum to the rediscovery of Hurston as 'the intellectual and spiritual foremother of a generation of black women writers.'"—The Washington Post Book Review Known for her audacity and inimitable style, Zora Neale Hurston is widely acknowledged as the forerunner for writers such as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. This anthology draws together superb selections from her essays, short stories, journalism, folklore, and autobiography. Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include Dust Tracks on a Road; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Jonah's Gourd Vine; Moses, Man of the Mountain; Mules and Men; and Every Tongue Got to Confess. Alice Walker changed the course of the American literary canon when she published her novel The Color Purple in 1982. As an anthologist, she lifted from obscurity the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and introduced Hurston to a new generation of readers in this FP Classic, first published in 1979.
Categories: Fiction

Race and the Literary Encounter

Race and the Literary Encounter

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive. 152–155. ——. I Love Myself When I Am Laughing and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader. Ed. Alice Walker.

Author: Lesley Larkin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253017895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison's words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act? Race and the Literary Encounter takes as its focus several modern and contemporary African American narratives that not only narrate scenes of reading but also attempt to intervene in them. The texts interrupt, manage, and manipulate, employing thematic, formal, and performative strategies in order to multiply meanings for multiple readers, teach new ways of reading, and enable the emergence of antiracist reading subjects. Analyzing works by James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Jamaica Kincaid, Percival Everett, Sapphire, and Toni Morrison, Lesley Larkin covers a century of African American literature in search of the concepts and strategies that black writers have developed in order to address and theorize a diverse audience, and outlines the special contributions modern and contemporary African American literature makes to the fields of reader ethics and antiracist literary pedagogy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

Reprinted in I Love Myself When I Am Laughing ... and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive : A Zora Neale Hurston Reader . Ed . Alice Walker . Old Westbury , NY : Feminist Press , 1971. 152–55 ; Bearing Witness : Selections ...

Author: Robert Wayne Croft

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313307075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Features the life, accomplishments, and works of Zora Neale Hurston, including alphabetically arranged excerpts covering important people in her life, works, characters, and themes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Zora Neale Hurston A Life in American History

Zora Neale Hurston  A Life in American History

In I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive, edited by Alice Walker, 163. New York: The Feminist Press, 1979. Hurston, Zora Neale. “Negroes without Self-Pity.

Author: Stephanie Li

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440866555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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In this biography, chronological chapters follow Zora Neale Hurston's family, upbringing, education, influences, and of course, her major works, and place these experiences within the context of American history. This biography of Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most influential African American writers of the 20th century and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, is primarily for students and will cover all of the major points of development in Hurston's life as well as her major publications. Hurston's impact extends beyond the literary world: she also left her mark as an anthropologist whose ethnographic work portrays the racial struggles during the early 20th century American South. This work includes a preface and narrative chapters that explore Hurston's literary influences and the personal relationships that were most formative to her life; the final chapter, "Why Zora Neale Hurston Matters," explores her cultural and historical significance, providing context to her writings and allowing readers a greater understanding of Hurston's life while critically examining her major writing. Provides readers with a brief history of Zora Neale Hurston's life and times Discusses her primary writings Elucidates her literary influences and contributions Provides additional insights through sidebars, a timeline, and a bibliography with key sources
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Literature and Ethnic Discrimination

Literature and Ethnic Discrimination

Reprinted in Alice Walker's I Love Myself When I Am Laughing ... And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston Reader . New York : The Feminist Press , 1979. 156-162 . " Negroes Without Self - Pity .

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042002212

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Even though universities and colleges make a concerted effort to foster unity and worldwide acceptance of different ethnicities by including politically correct literature in their curriculums, their attempts to protect students from being exposed to texts that portray discrimination and exhibit racial insensitivity are futile and ill-advised. Texts that contain biases based on otherness continue to be written and those produced in the past remain relevant and still demand the attention of an audience of reader. In order to see the full picture of the world in which they live, students must face even that which is uncomfortable and disturbing. To think otherwise is to create and academic environment that is totally idealistic and distorts the fact that ethnic discrimination has been a potent reality in every society in history and remains so today. These studies in this volume allow readers to meet writers from the traditional American and European canon while also being exposed to third world writers whose work may be unfamiliar. They include memoirs of Holocaust survivors and even record the silencing of Italian women, Apartheid in South Africa and tribal conflict in Nigeria as well as transplanted Asian culture in Canada and the idolization of the black body in Japan. The collection permits a viewing of the ethnic 'other' not merely in a politically correct way in which one samples the differences and nods approvingly. Rather its intent is to offer opportunities for contemplative assessment of authorial motives and goals, thereby engendering a wealth of understanding based on active engagement rather than passive acceptance of the status quo.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond Portia

Beyond Portia

Zora Neale Hurston , How It Feels to Be Colored Me , in I Love Myself WHEN I Am LAUGHING ... AND Then Again When I AM LOOKING MEAN AND IMPRESSIVE 152 ( A. Walker ed . , 1979 ) . 32. Id . at 153 . 33. Id . at 154 . 34. Id . 35. Id . 36.

Author: Jacqueline Saint Joan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 155553306X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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A resource to help judges, lawyers, scholars, and students gain insight into the real lives of women whom the law purports to represent but whose self-representations have historically been excluded from legal discourse.
Categories: Literary Criticism