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Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston – Dedication

In Black Authors, Books, Novels on January 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

Zora Neale Hurston dedicated her novel Seraph on the Suwanee:

To

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

and

Mrs. Spessard L. Holland

With Loving Admiration

Here Hurston continued her tradition of dedicating books to Floridian authors. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings won a Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling.

Florida Senator Spessard L. Holland was still serving his last Congressional term when he died of a heart attack at 79. Hurston dedicated this book to his wife Mary (they were married over 50 years). You can visit Mary Holland Park, a large nature preserve, in Central Florida.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston – Dedication

In Award-Winners, Black Authors, Books, Novels on January 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

Did you read this one in school? Zora Neale Hurston dedicated her award-winning novel Their Eyes Were Watching God:

TO

HENRY ALLEN MOE

Dr. Henry Allen Moe served as President of the Guggenheim Foundation for over 40 years, guiding countless artists, scholars and scientists. He left to become President of the American Philosophical Society (1959-1970). His widow created the Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities in 1982.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem – Dedication

In Books on June 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

Gloria Steinem’s book “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” dives deep under the skin of the 1980s women with such stories as “I Was a Playboy Bunny” and “Patricia Nixon Flying” and “Why Young Women Are More Conservative.” Her essay “Jackie Reconsidered” is pretty amazing too.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions’ dedication is: really long.

This book is gratefully dedicated to…

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, who went through boxes of past writing, sold a sampling to Holt, and thus forced me to work on this book; to Suzanne Braun Levine, who gave loving and time-consuming advice on what to keep and where to put it; to my editor, Jennifer Josephy, whose good judgment is matched only by her great patience; to Joanne Edgar, who has spent a dozen years encouraging me to make space for writing, even when I didn’t do it; to Robin Morgan, whose sisterly critiques I hope I never have to live without; to Robert Benton, whose long-ago listening to stories of a Toledo childhood helped show me that I needn’t pretend to be someone else to be a writer; to Clay Felker, who never cared what gender of journalist a news-worthy idea came from; to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution, whose fellowship provided time for most of the research herein; to Stan Pottinger for eight years of friendship, encouragement, and vitality; to Alice Walker for an honesty so strong that it lights an honest path for those around her, to Andrea Dworkin for an anger so righteous that it keeps others from confronting injustice without it; to Patricia Carbine, my friend and partner at Ms. magazine, who has given me and millions of others a forum for new ideas and dreams; to my father, Leo Steinem, who taught me to love and live with insecurity; to my mother, Ruth Nuneviller Steinem, who performed the miracle of loving others even when she could not love herself; and to all the courageous people I have met in twenty years of reporting and organizing – those women and men who dream of a justice that has yet to come and live on the edge of history.

She also quoted the Bible:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

I Samuel 15:23

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Jack Daniels Legacy by Ben A. Green

In Biography, Books, Business on March 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

A Dedication

This volume is dedicated in memory
of Uncle Jack Daniel and his nephew,
Lemuel Motlow, and to all kinsmen of
Lemuel Motlow, past, present, and
future who understand and appreciate
the legacy of Uncle Jack.

– Jack Daniel’s Legacy by Ben A. Green

1000 Record Covers

In Books, Music, Photography on March 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Gertrude Ochs (1912 – 1994) who also loved Little Richard

– 1000 Record Covers

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

To W.M. Thackeray, Esq, this work is respectfully inscribed by the author.

To W.M. Thackeray, Esq., this work is respectfully inscribed the THE AUTHOR.

– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

She dedicated this novel to an author. We’ll feature his most famous work tomorrow 🙂

Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is dedicated "Once Again To Zelda."

Once Again to Zelda

– Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happy Valentine’s Day from To You and You 🙂