Saturday, November 21, 2009

SA #14: "What White Publishers Won't Print"

Due W 11/25

1. In what ways is Hurston's style similar to that of Virginia Woolf?

2. Hurston begins her essay by arguing that white publishers don't publish stories about black people unless the black people are servants or menial laborers. Yet there is, she acknowledges "fiction built around upper-class Negroes" that "exploit[s] the race problem" (169). Why doesn't this fiction count as fiction about black people, according to Hurston?

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