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Zora Neale Hurston


 (hûr′stən), Zora Neale 1891-1960.
American writer and folklorist whose novels, including Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), and nonfiction writings give detailed accounts of African-American life in the South.


(ˈhɜr stən)
Zora Neale, 1901–60, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
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Hurston wrote to Edwin Osgood Grover on November 7, 1943, that Bucklin Moon's Darker Brother "gives a falsely morbid picture of Negro life.
28) Copyright 1938 by Zora Heale Hurston; renewed (c) 1966 by Joel Hurston and John C.
The inside light; new critical essays on Zora Neale Hurston.
Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston.
Other honors include a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania citation for her portrayal of urban life and an Author of the Year award from the Go On Gid
Cosby's remarks have pointed to the vast contributions of the African American dialect to the world arts and culture, citing the beauty of works of the literary greats Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston and musicians such as Ray Charles in their arguments.
Clair, for one, feels that Hurston does not capitulate "to the antifeminist sentiment of the conservative postwar forties," and she rightly chides those who ignore or condemn the rags-to-riches tale of white "crackers" Jim and Arvay Meserve: "Critics of Hurston should know her principles, processes, and publications well enough to avoid a facile dismissal of this novel" (p.
of Swansea, Wales) analyzes historical, aesthetic, and political aspects of juxtaposition and stylistic incongruity deployed by Harlem Renaissance writers Alain Locke, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jean Toomer.
Tiffany Ruby Patterson delights in the history of the black US South throughout her recounting of that history in Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life.
In "Zapping the Editor, Or How to Tell Censors to Kiss Off without Really Trying," Harris-Lopez contends that Hurston breaks with form to protest the fact that she is made to write an autobiography that otherwise may not have been written and that was obviously not as successful as Hurston's other works.
Lionnet goes on to explore the complex means by which Hurston reworked cultural forms to provide a new, yet compelling account of African-American traditions.
Clay, as well as the critically acclaimed Amistad Literary Series which features critical studies of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison.