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Plant, Deborah G. 1956-

Works: 12 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 8,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Author of introduction
Classifications: E444.L49, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah G Plant
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

18 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past--memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture."--Publisher's website
Zora Neale Hurston : a biography of the spirit by Deborah G Plant( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and achievements of Zora Neale Hurston, discussing how she dealt with ill health and funded her projects and exploring her relationships with family members and friends, her influence during the Harlem Renaissance, and more
"The inside light" : new critical essays on Zora Neale Hurston by Deborah G Plant( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exploration of Zora Neale Hurston's life and work draws on newly discovered information and manuscripts that bring new dimensions of her writing to light. Zora Neale Hurston is best known for the landmark novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. But no understanding of Hurston is complete without considering all the forms of her work, including her extraordinary work as a folklorist, in light of the newly discovered information, texts, and film footage. This volume caps a decade of resurgent popularity and critical interest in Hurston to offer a critical analysis of her work. Encompassing all of Hurston's writings, fiction, folklore manuscripts, drama, correspondence, it fully reaffirms the legacy of this writer, whom Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple) called "A Genius of the South." This work offers 20 critical essays covering the breadth of Hurston's writing, including her poetry, which up to now has received little attention. Essays throughout are informed by new research, previously unseen manuscripts, and even film clips of Hurston. The book also focuses on aspects of Hurston's life and work that remain controversial, including her stance on desegregation, her relationships with Charlotte Mason, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright, and the veracity of her autobiography, Dust Tracks On a Road
Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston by Deborah G Plant( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through readings of Hurston's fiction and autobiographical writings, Plant offers one of the first book-length discussions of Hurston's personal philosophy of individualism and self-reliance. From a discussion of Hurston's preacher father and influential mother, whose guiding philosophy is reflected in the title of this book, to the influence of Spinoza and Nietzsche, Plant puts into perspective the driving forces behind Hurston's powerful prose
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston had achieved fame and sparked controversy as a novelist, anthropologist, outspoken essayist, lecturer, and theatrical producer during her sixty-nine years. Her finest work of fiction appeared at a time when artistic and political statements, whether single sentences or book-length fictions, were peculiarly conflated
Alice Walker : a woman for our times by Deborah G Plant( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography explores Alice Walker's life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author's creative genius and heroism. Born in Eatonton, GA, in 1944, a daughter of sharecroppers, Alice Walker has lived a remarkable and courageous life, and she continues to do so as an elder. Taking inspiration from her great-great-great-great grandmother who lived enslaved in the American South and died at age 125, Walker's activism stems from a philosophy that embraces all life and expresses itself through courageous truth-telling, a resolute stand for freedom, and radical love. Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times offers a full examination of the intellectual underpinnings of Walker's life and her oeuvre from a philosophical standpoint. This philosophical biography draws a portrait of the author that reveals the nuances of her character, clarifies the relationship between her life experiences and her lifework, and the philosophical thought that underlies both. This work will be essential reading to those interested in Black studies, women's studies, the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements, peace studies, the American South, philosophy, psychology, sociology, spirituality and New Age literature, and ecology and eco-feminism."--Publisher's description
Spirit murder : stopping the violent deaths of black women( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film on the police, municipal, community, and press response to the slayings of four black women who lived in a working class, predominantly black and Hispanic community in Tampa, Florida
Zora Neale Hurston's Dust Tracks On A Road : Black autobiography in a different voice by Deborah G Plant( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythic dimensions in the novels of Mariama Bâ by Deborah G Plant( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barracoon : l'histoire de la dernière "cargaison noire by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (Women writers of color, 1559-7172) by Deborah G Plant( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narrative strategies in Zora Neale Hurston's Dust tracles on a road by Deborah G Plant( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tegen idee dat Hurston zich compromitteerde door zich op wit publiek te richten. Op dieper niveau speelt de verteller een spelletje met de witte geadresseerden en richt ze zich juist geregeld tot zwarte geadresseerden
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Zora Neale Hurston : a biography of the spirit
"The inside light" : new critical essays on Zora Neale HurstonEvery tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston
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