Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade.

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Moylan, Virginia Lynn. Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2012, pp.208, ISBN: 9780813044323.

This book explores how in 1948, false accusations of child molestation all but erased the reputation and career of novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) had worked for decades to build. Sensationalized in the profit-seeking press and relentlessly pursued by a prosecution more interested in a personal crusade than justice, the morals charge brought against her nearly drove her to suicide. But she lived on. She lived on past her accuser's admission that he had fabricated his whole story. She lived on...

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