Book Reviews of Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers' Project

Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers' Project
Go Gator and Muddy the Water Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers' Project
Author: Zora Neale Hurston, Pamela Bordelon
ISBN-13: 9780393318135
ISBN-10: 0393318133
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 224
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Great collection of folk stories collected by Zora Neale Hurston. This book also has a great biography of Ms Hurston.
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This is a quite scholarly book, but one can skip around and read her writings from the turpentine camps, etc. if desired. Pamela Bordelon offers an excellent presentation of Ms. Hurston's work, starting with a biographical essay. Endnotes and index.
In addition to Turpentine, I myself found Citrus Industry, and Two Towns especially interesting. She offers nice turns of phrase: "People ugly from ignorance and broken from being poor" is her succinct description of those who follow the winter vegetable crops.
The Ocoee Riot offers another sad example of Black people not being allowed to prosper.