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Moses, man of the mountain

by Hurston, Zora Neale,

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the idiom of black America and underscored by the religious consciousness of that community, Hurston, one of the primary movers in the Harlem Renaissance of the interwar period, retells the biblical story of Moses; her telling speaks beautifully and resonantly as a metaphor for black experience."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Harper Perennial modern classics.
Subjects Moses -- (Biblical leader) -- Fiction.
Bible. -- Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Religious fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial,2009
Edition 1st Harper Perennial modern classics ed.
Contributors Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., editor.
Language English
Notes "P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
Description viii, 310, 32 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303).
ISBN 9780061695148 (pbk.)
0061695149 (pbk.)
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