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Jonah's gourd vine, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Rita Dove ; and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr

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Jonah's gourd vine
Title
Jonah's gourd vine
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Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Rita Dove ; and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
Jonah's Gourd Vine, Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, "a living exultation" of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Lucy, his long-suffering wife, is his true love, but there's also Mehaley and Big 'Oman, as well as the scheming Hattie, who conjures hoodoo spells to ensure his attentions. Even after becoming the popular pastor of Zion Hope, where his sermons and prayers for cleansing rouse the congregation's fervor, John has to confess that though he is a preacher on Sundays, he is a "natchel man" the rest of the week. And so in this sympathetic portrait of a man and his community, Zora Neale Hurston shows that faith, tolerance, and good intentions cannot resolve the tension between the spiritual and the physical. That she makes this age-old dilemma come so alive is a tribute to her understanding of the vagaries of human nature
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Dewey number
813/.52
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no index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
J66 2008
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harper Perennial modern classics
Jonah's gourd vine, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Rita Dove ; and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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Jonah's gourd vine, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Rita Dove ; and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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  • Originally published: 1934
  • First Perennial Library edition published: New York, N.Y. : Perennial Library, 1990
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222)
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ocn213333053
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Extent
xv, 229, 40 p.
Isbn
9780061350191
System control number
(OCoLC)213333053

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