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Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South

During her lifetime, Zora Neale Hurston published four novels; Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934), Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939), Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays. Her most popular novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, was written in rented a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in September 1936 and completed in seven weeks.

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Emily Dickinson: American Poet

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and is regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry. Some time after her death, her sister Lavinia found a locked box containing more than 1,700 short poems. The original order of her poems was not restored until 1981, when Ralph W. Franklin used the physical evidence of the paper itself to restore her intended order.

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