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by Miguel Covarrubias,Zora Neale Hurston


With a Preface by Franz Boas, A Foreword by Arnold Rampersad, An Afterword by Henry Louis Gates, J. and Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Still, Hurston had been unable to make the most of these advantages and had returned to New York with raw material in her notebooks rather than with a mature, complex grasp of the implications of that material that would have enabled her to move from being simply a transcriber to becoming a profound interpreter of Southern folklore’s place in the culture of. black America. She had returned to Boas with little to show for her efforts.

Miguel Covarrubias also known as José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (22 November . Mules and Men, Zora Neale Hurston (Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias) 1935.

Miguel Covarrubias also known as José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (22 November 1904 - 4 February 1957) was a Mexican painter, caricaturist, illustrator, ethnologist and art historian. Miguel's first book of caricatures The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans was a hit, though not all his subjects were thrilled that his sharp, pointed wit was aimed at them. He immediately fell in love with the Harlem jazz scene, which he frequented with Rosa and friends including Eugene O'Neill and Nickolas Muray.

Mules and Men (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). Additionally, 22 magazine and book articles with anthropological themes (Hurston did graduate work in that field) that have never been gathered into book form are corralled here

Mules and Men (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). Additionally, 22 magazine and book articles with anthropological themes (Hurston did graduate work in that field) that have never been gathered into book form are corralled here. As readers only familiar with her fiction will discover, she couches her nonfiction in the same visceral yet poetic style-for instance, this quote from Dust Tracks: "It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee.

Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and .

Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling

In Mules and Men (1935), the first book of African-American folklore written by an African American, she returned to her native Florida and to New Orleans to record stories and sermons, blues and work songs, children’s games, courtship rituals, and formulas of voodoo doctors. This classic work is presented here with the original illustrations by the great Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. Tell My Horse (1938), part ethnography, part travel book, vividly recounts the survival of African religion in Jamaican obeah and Haitian voodoo in the 1930s.

Mules and Men - Zora Neale Hurston. Mules and Men. Zora Neale Hurston.

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author. In 1925, shortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short-lived literary magazine Fire!! along with Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance.

Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston.

Ten Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Supported by. The Full, True Flavor of Life in a Negro Community; MULES AND MEN. By Zora Neale Hurston. With an Introduction by Franz Boas. Ten Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.

Hurston recounts her experiences collecting Afro-American folklore and offers some seventy folk tales and a series of hoodoo rituals

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ISBN13: 978-0253339324

ISBN: 0253339324

Author: Miguel Covarrubias,Zora Neale Hurston

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Indiana University Press (October 1, 1986)

Pages: 291 pages

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Rating: 4.9

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Galanjov
A very interesting book. Ms Hurston came from the poor rural African-American communities in central Florida, moved north and became well educated, studying anthropology with F. Boas, then returned to her native places with the intention of documenting their language and lifestyle. It's an uncommon situation -- can you be an objective observer and at the same time a member of the community you're studying? On the one hand you certainly lose objectivity; on the other you know your subject in a way a stranger never could. The result is a book unique in its genre, and one I personally recommend.
Galanjov
A very interesting book. Ms Hurston came from the poor rural African-American communities in central Florida, moved north and became well educated, studying anthropology with F. Boas, then returned to her native places with the intention of documenting their language and lifestyle. It's an uncommon situation -- can you be an objective observer and at the same time a member of the community you're studying? On the one hand you certainly lose objectivity; on the other you know your subject in a way a stranger never could. The result is a book unique in its genre, and one I personally recommend.
Viashal
First I read their eyes were watching God which I highly recommend. Since eyes was so good I got this one while I love somethings about it like the personnalities and the day to day interactions of the characters. I also enjoyed the way Zora makes these characters so familiar that you feel like your in the setting with these guys as the walk and talk and clown amongst each other. This story is a bit hard to follow because she is bouncing from one character to another and most characters have one paragraph, some one sentence before she moves to another then another. It becomes annoying. I gave it four stars because its worth to be a part of this bouncy zig zaggy novel. But if you really want to witness a master piece you must read "thier eyes were watching God" by Zora. Guys it is a love story but its not mushy and its put together better than this one.
Viashal
First I read their eyes were watching God which I highly recommend. Since eyes was so good I got this one while I love somethings about it like the personnalities and the day to day interactions of the characters. I also enjoyed the way Zora makes these characters so familiar that you feel like your in the setting with these guys as the walk and talk and clown amongst each other. This story is a bit hard to follow because she is bouncing from one character to another and most characters have one paragraph, some one sentence before she moves to another then another. It becomes annoying. I gave it four stars because its worth to be a part of this bouncy zig zaggy novel. But if you really want to witness a master piece you must read "thier eyes were watching God" by Zora. Guys it is a love story but its not mushy and its put together better than this one.
Cala
Zora Neale Hurston is an American master. This book documents her submersion into the voodoo/hoodoo scene in Florida and New Orleans providing unparalleled insight into the lives of post-slavery/pre-civil rights African Americans in the South. The inventiveness of the characters, the tragicomic tales, the vocabulary, the authenticity of Hurston's portrayals, and her high-risk investment in anthropological participant observation, combine to make this book a classic, not to mention a great read.
Cala
Zora Neale Hurston is an American master. This book documents her submersion into the voodoo/hoodoo scene in Florida and New Orleans providing unparalleled insight into the lives of post-slavery/pre-civil rights African Americans in the South. The inventiveness of the characters, the tragicomic tales, the vocabulary, the authenticity of Hurston's portrayals, and her high-risk investment in anthropological participant observation, combine to make this book a classic, not to mention a great read.
deadly claw
This audio tape recorded by Ruby Dee of Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men absolutely makes the case for audio-books because of Dee's extraordinary performance. I seriously doubt that Hurston could do better herself. It is so great that this is the third time I am buying it. The first two copies are owned by my Mom (artist Faith Ringgold) who is bi-coastal and keeps a copy loaded in the tape player ready to play, day or night, on each coast, and the third is for me because now from listening to my Mom's tapes I am as addicted to it as she is. This is becoming true of a lot of her friends. Whether you are doing something else or just listening, it fits in perfectly, and it is full of wisdom and laughs. It is absolutely the best, and I would buy anything else that Ruby Dee ever had anything to do with because she is the glue that makes it work.
deadly claw
This audio tape recorded by Ruby Dee of Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men absolutely makes the case for audio-books because of Dee's extraordinary performance. I seriously doubt that Hurston could do better herself. It is so great that this is the third time I am buying it. The first two copies are owned by my Mom (artist Faith Ringgold) who is bi-coastal and keeps a copy loaded in the tape player ready to play, day or night, on each coast, and the third is for me because now from listening to my Mom's tapes I am as addicted to it as she is. This is becoming true of a lot of her friends. Whether you are doing something else or just listening, it fits in perfectly, and it is full of wisdom and laughs. It is absolutely the best, and I would buy anything else that Ruby Dee ever had anything to do with because she is the glue that makes it work.
Qusicam
This is an awesome book. I felt like on was on the front porch listing to all the old stories.
Qusicam
This is an awesome book. I felt like on was on the front porch listing to all the old stories.
Phobism
I didn't mean to write a review OF THE BOOK. I thought I was responding to an invitation to review my purchase of the book.

But since I am here I will say, as an author and field researcher Zora Neale Hurston is the life the party! Very often here as in TELL MY HORSE her presence outshines the ostensible subject of the book and more than occassionally sheds a harsh light. But SHE IS THE LIFE!

This book is also a welcome addition/replacement for any bookshelf that ambivalently contains anything by Joel Chandler Harris. Here's to letting people tell their own stories, Hoo-ray! Hurrah!
Phobism
I didn't mean to write a review OF THE BOOK. I thought I was responding to an invitation to review my purchase of the book.

But since I am here I will say, as an author and field researcher Zora Neale Hurston is the life the party! Very often here as in TELL MY HORSE her presence outshines the ostensible subject of the book and more than occassionally sheds a harsh light. But SHE IS THE LIFE!

This book is also a welcome addition/replacement for any bookshelf that ambivalently contains anything by Joel Chandler Harris. Here's to letting people tell their own stories, Hoo-ray! Hurrah!
Vudozilkree
I'm a student/practitioner of Hoodoo and this book was on my "to read" list. The book consists of two parts, the first contains folklore Hurston gathered from her hometown in FL in the 1920s and 30's. This section of the book is wonderful and well worth the price.
The second half of the book is about Hoodoo, and while very entertaining, the authenticity is questionable. Hurston gives three accounts of her initiation into Hoodoo. Yet, during the roughly the same period of time, Harry M. Hyatt, could not find a single person of the 1,600 people he interviewed, who had experienced, participated in, or had given the type of initiation Hurston claims to have undergone. Likewise, there is no reference that Reverend Watson, whom Hurston claims gave her, her last initiation, was ever a practitioner of Hoodoo.
Scholars in this area also feel Hurston took experiences in places like Haiti and gave them a US locations, plagiarized some of her material from other authors, and inserted herself into situations that happened earlier and of which she had no part.
When all is said, I recommend the book for the folklore it contains, but take the Hoodoo with a grain of salt.
Vudozilkree
I'm a student/practitioner of Hoodoo and this book was on my "to read" list. The book consists of two parts, the first contains folklore Hurston gathered from her hometown in FL in the 1920s and 30's. This section of the book is wonderful and well worth the price.
The second half of the book is about Hoodoo, and while very entertaining, the authenticity is questionable. Hurston gives three accounts of her initiation into Hoodoo. Yet, during the roughly the same period of time, Harry M. Hyatt, could not find a single person of the 1,600 people he interviewed, who had experienced, participated in, or had given the type of initiation Hurston claims to have undergone. Likewise, there is no reference that Reverend Watson, whom Hurston claims gave her, her last initiation, was ever a practitioner of Hoodoo.
Scholars in this area also feel Hurston took experiences in places like Haiti and gave them a US locations, plagiarized some of her material from other authors, and inserted herself into situations that happened earlier and of which she had no part.
When all is said, I recommend the book for the folklore it contains, but take the Hoodoo with a grain of salt.
I liked the book because it contains accurate records of black life and language.
The book took me back to my childhood in rural and semi rural Florida anf Georgia.
There is a fullness and a dimensionality to the characters that reminds of the vitality
Of those bygone lives. They were not deprived, stunted or walking dead.

Eddie
I liked the book because it contains accurate records of black life and language.
The book took me back to my childhood in rural and semi rural Florida anf Georgia.
There is a fullness and a dimensionality to the characters that reminds of the vitality
Of those bygone lives. They were not deprived, stunted or walking dead.

Eddie