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5.0 out of 5 stars "I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots", September 28, 2008
This review is from: Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography (P.S.) (Paperback)
This was a book I felt I needed to have read for my general education and rounding as a person.
I am aware of what people say about the way Hurston fabricated her life for this autobiography, but isn't all of history in some way fabricated and presented through someone's eyes? I mean, this is a highly subjective field, even when presenting mere facts, it is so easy to skew things when deciding which bits to leave in and which to take out. We all do it, Hurston is no exception.
The spirit and nature of her life was captured beautifully: a sad (very), positive, hopeful, stubborn, opinionated, strong, resilient, hard-working woman. A remarkable woman in every way that I can see, and I feel right to have spent some time honouring her life by reading her story through her eyes, "Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person".
The other value of the book lay in her exploration of basic life concepts, such as Love, Friendship, Religion and Race. I always enjoy the experience of getting as close as possible to looking at things through someone else's eyes, an opportunity afforded here as Hurston shares her opinions.
Finally, I would give this 4 stars, not 5, but for some reason, star-rating is fixed at 5 for this book...
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