From Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most important African American writers of the twentieth century, comes her riveting autobiographyâ€”now available in a limited Olive Edition.
First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurstonâ€™s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiographyâ€”an imaginative and exuberant account of her childhood in the rural South and her rise to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.
As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurstonâ€™s very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the lifeâ€”public and privateâ€”of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the Black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literatureâ€™s most cherished voices.
â€śWarm, witty, imaginative. . . . This is a rich and winning book.â€ťâ€”The New Yorker