Grover, E.O. typewritten letter (carbon) to Zora Neale Hurston, [Winter Park]. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Praise of work; enclose...


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Grover, E.O. typewritten letter (carbon) to Zora Neale Hurston, Winter Park. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Praise of work; enclosed brief review of Dust Tracks on a Road. Gift of Frances Grover.
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Hurston, Zora Neale

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Bovemiber 18, 1942

Dear Zora:

I have just' seen a copy 'd? :'Dust Tracsa~n a Rioad" and read

several of the chapters.

You have told a ~perfectly splendid story that makes glorious

reading and one that should be of great service to your race and to
mine. We need to know each other better.

Your chapter entitled "Mdy PFeople" is a masterpiece in under-'

standing. This half-length arutobiography -- for I am sure you will

setbplete 'the story in another twenty-five or thirty year -- should
do much to bring readers to your distinguished. novel "Their Eyes

Were W'atchin~g God", "Jonah's Gourd Vine" and your humanized bio-

graphy of Mosea.

Why~re have you been since you called on us last summer? MBy
aieters and I: are still wuaitinpg for you to drop in on your return

trip from Lakte Worth! Don't you want to give met your present address

so I may send you my copy of "Dust Tiraocke" to be inscribed by you.

I hope you have already began that great drama~ based on the life

of Mosee which I an excpecting you to write. You have the materials

and setting at hand which should greatly simplify your dob. #ith

kind personal regards and best wishes in which mly sister join, I am,

Very cordially yours,
Miss Zora Beale Huraton
c/o J.B. Lippinoott Co., Pub.
East Washington Square
Philadelphia, Pa. Edwin 0. Grover


'Lust T3rackse" is a perfectly splendid storyr

told with wit, wisdom and humanity, and4 /j
makes glorious reading.' It should be of

great service to evergy eader white and
black: alike in making; them better acquacintedi
*j a lanterpiece of understanding. This

rollicking ~autobiography should lure many
readers to her distinguished novel "Their

Eyes W~ere Watching Godn and "Johah's Gourd