Set intimately within the social context of black life, this is a collection of stories, "big old lies", songs, voodoo customs and superstitions passed down through oral tradition.Set intimately within the social context of black life, this is a collection of stories, "big old lies", songs, voodoo customs and superstitions passed down through oral tradition.Read Less
Binding is lightly rubbed on spine, with small bump on rear cover (at tip of one corner), else a near fine copy (with text and Covarruias illustrations fresh and clean) in very good, price-clipped dust jacket. The pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a... HURSTON, Zora Neale. MULES AND MEN. With an Introduction by Franz Boas. 10 Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Octavo, brown pictorial cloth, 343 pages, illustrated (with 10 plates by Miguel Covarrubias). Contains a one-page foreword by Franz Boas, followed by Zora Neale Hurston's anthropological studies documenting African-American folklore in the South. Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), novelist, anthropologist and folklorist, was born in Alabama. Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), artist and anthropologist, was born in Mexico City; he moved to New York City in 1923, and his artwork was soon published in various periodicals, including Vanity Fair, Fortune and The New Yorker.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First UK edition of this scarce Harlem Renaissance title. A lovely near fine example in mauve cloth in very good priced dustwrapper with split at rear fold. Considerably scarcer edition than the US counterpart which precedes by one year.
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