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Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Anna Lillios


This book tells the story of the relationship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, one of the twentieth century's most intriguing and complicated literary friendships. The two writers met in the 1940s, when each woman was at the height of her creativity and success. The book's focus is, first, on what brought the two authors together—their personal affinities and artistic similarities—and, second, on their parallel creative development as they moved away from the communities—Eatonville and Cross Creek, Florida—that had originally inspired their greatest work, and their subsequen ... More

Keywords: Hurston, Rawlings, literary friendship, women writers, Florida, Cross Creek, Eatonville, American literature, modernism, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813038094
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813038094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Lillios, author