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|Title||:||The Sanctified Church|
|Number of Pages||:||107 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Sanctified Church Reviews
(FROM JACKET)"The Sanctified Church"is a collection of Hurston's ground-breaking essays on Afro-American folklore, legend, popular mythology, and, in particular, the unique spiritual character of the Southern Black Christian Church. Along with preserving the customs, music, speech and humor of rural Black America, "The Sanctified Church" introduces us to such extraordinary figures as Mother Catherine, a matriarchal founder of a highly personal Voodoo Christian sect; Uncle Monday, healer, conjurer and powerful herb doctor; and High John de Conquer, the trickster/shaman figure of freedom and laughter still honored in parts of rural Black America today. A pioneering ethnographer and folklore scholar, the great Zora Neale Hurston captured the exuberance, vitality and genius of Black culture with a vividness and authority unmatched by any other writer.
It's difficult for a modern person to appreciate the true genius of ZNH's work, nearly a century after she began her anthropological magic. It's easy to take for granted, or even be "over" the colloquial speech patterns written phonetically, the spotlights on obscure-but-fascinating folks. It's easy to forget she was an academic, and these are her reports.Reading this made me crave more. Thankfully, more is available.
i love her books I collect them.
Now here's some beautiful prose, sharp observation, humor, and a lively sense of commitment.