Moses, man of the mountain
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day he is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight--the hallmarks of Hurston as a writer and champion of black culture.
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|Series||Harper Perennial modern classics.|
-- (Biblical leader)
Bible. -- Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper Perennial,2009
|Edition||1st Harper Perennial modern classics ed.|
Gates, Henry Louis,
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
viii, 310, 32 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303).