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Mule Bone.

Mule Bone (in full Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts) Play about African-American rural life written collaboratively in 1931 by Zora Neale HURSTON and Langston HUGHES. Drawing on Southern black oral tradition and folklore, the play features such customs as "mule-talking," a type of verbal one-upmanship. (Hurston, an anthropologist as well as a writer, had collected examples of mule-talking in black communities.)

The play remained unfinished and unproduced during the authors' lifetimes; it was published in 1990.

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Publication:Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Date:Jan 1, 1995
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