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Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

Autor/a de Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Zora Neale Hurston was born in 1901 in Eatonville, Fla. She left home at the age of 17, finished high school in Baltimore, and went on to study at Howard University, Barnard College, and Columbia University before becoming one of the most prolific writers in the Harlem Renaissance. Her works mostra'n més included novels, essays, plays, and studies in folklore and anthropology. Her most productive years were the 1930s and early 1940s. It was during those years that she wrote her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road, worked with the Federal Writers Project in Florida, received a Guggenheim fellowship, and wrote four novels. She is most remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. In 2018, her previously unpublished work, Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo, was published. She died penniless and in obscurity in 1960 and was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1973, her grave was rediscovered and marked and her novels and autobiography have since been reprinted. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) 18,922 exemplars
Mules and Men (1935) 1,077 exemplars
The Complete Stories (1995) 463 exemplars
Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) 433 exemplars
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) 418 exemplars
Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) 320 exemplars
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) 171 exemplars
The Sanctified Church (1981) 120 exemplars
Lies and Other Tall Tales (2005) 94 exemplars
Go Gator and Muddy the Water (1999) 90 exemplars
Magnolia Flower (2022) 47 exemplars
The Three Witches (2006) 46 exemplars
The Six Fools (2005) 45 exemplars
The Making of Butterflies (2023) 18 exemplars
Poker! (2011) 12 exemplars
Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set (2022) 11 exemplars
The Gilded Six-Bits (1933) 10 exemplars
Bookmarks in the Pages of Life (2001) 6 exemplars
Spunk [play] (2016) 3 exemplars
Stories (1996) 2 exemplars
Bahamas 1 exemplars
The Bone Contention 1 exemplars
The Fiery Chariot 1 exemplars
Forty Yards 1 exemplars
Lawing and Jawing 1 exemplars
Woofing 1 exemplars
Fast and Furious 1 exemplars
Jook 1 exemplars
Railroad Camp 1 exemplars
Cock Robin 1 exemplars
Lenox Avenue 1 exemplars
Filling Station 1 exemplars
Hurston Zora Neale 1 exemplars
Heaven 1 exemplars
Mr. Frog 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Hurston, Zora Neale
Nom oficial
Hurston, Zora Neale Lee
Altres noms
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Garden of Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Lloc de naixement
Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Lloc de defunció
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Llocs de residència
Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Eatonville, Florida, USA
Westfield, New Jersey, USA
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
Eau Gallie, Florida, USA (mostra-les totes 8)
Morgan Academy (1918)
Howard University (1920)
Barnard College (BA|Anthropology|1927)
Columbia University
short-story writer
teacher (mostra-les totes 8)
freelance writer
Hurston, Lucy (niece)
Boas, Franz (teacher)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan (friend)
American Folklore Society
American Anthropological Society
American Ethnological Society
Zeta Phi Beta
Bethune-Cookman University
Paramount Studios (writer) (mostra-les totes 12)
Patrick Air Force Base (librarian)
Fort Pierce Chronicle
Lincoln Park Academy (teacher)
Library of Congress (librarian)
North Carolina Central University (professor)
Premis i honors
Zeta Phi Beta
Guggenheim Fellowship (1937)
Bethune-Cookman College Award for Education and Human Relations (1956)
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
Ann Watkins
Jean Parker Waterbury
Biografia breu



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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

booklover3258 | Hi ha 342 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |
Back in 1927 and 1928, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston interviewed a man called Cudjo Lewis in Africatown, Alabama. The elderly Lewis, whose birth name was Kossola, had been captured in 1860 in his native Africa, in what is now Benin, and transported aboard the very last slave ship to Louisiana. In 1927, he held the tragic distinction of being the last known survivor of those "cargo" who had been aboard. Hurston visited Lewis and, over the course of several months, recorded his fascinating but heartbreaking history, but she was unable to find a publisher willing to include either Lewis' speech as transcribed or descriptions of Africans' own involvement in the slave trade, and the book's release was aborted — until 2018.

It feels awkward to express affection for a book whose roots lie in dehumanizing hardship and misery, but I truly treasure this book and what it contributes to history. Lewis had an amazing memory, and the reader will be astounded at the level of detail he was able to recall, well into his late eighties, about his early life and his native culture. Hurston's patience and kindness shine during times when Lewis didn't feel like opening up because he had to mend a fence or work in the garden, as well as on the days when the heaviness of his losses overwhelm him to the extent that he was unable to speak at all. The scenes in which they just sit around eating peaches are so heartwarmingly wholesome. This is a quick, insightful read, and once you recognize the patterns, Lewis' speech is not difficult at all to understand, so it's unfortunate that was a reason given for it not having been published nearly 100 years ago. Highly recommended.
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ryner | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Feb 17, 2024 |
Drawn from nearly four decades of her work, this anthology is a collection of both previously published and unpublished essays, criticisms, and articles by Zora Neale Hurston, the legendary Harlem Renaissance author, which unveils her evolving style as an archivist and writer. Edited and annotated by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genevieve West, the essays in the collection are grouped by themes and cover a range of topics, including race and gender, politics, and folklore, from the Harlem Renaissance to the early years of the Civil Rights movement. This collection is fascinating both in what it reveals about Ms. Hurston – for example, her conventional views on gender and critique of feminism, her Republican politics, and her distaste for the NAACP and desegregated schools – and about the turbulent times she chronicled.… (més)
bschweiger | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
I was first attracted to Hurston as a person when I learned that she was a visionary anthropologist. She dressed flashy and was considered outlandish and flamboyant. Quite the opposite of her writing which is considered serious, scholarly, didactic, and intellectual. I expected Tell My Horse to be a combination of the two and I was not disappointed. Hurston claims to have seen a real zombie, Felicia Felix-Mentor, and even photographed her! Sadly, she does not share them within the pages of Tell My Horse.
There is a sly humor hidden in Huston's prose which is not easy to do when describing Haiti's violent history. I particularly enjoyed the section on voodoo. Voodoo is a belief, almost like a religion or an ancient form of mysticism. Hurston is patient with her readers while she explains the culture, delving into the powers of a Mambo, a loa or houngan. Do not mess with Ogoun Feraille, god of war. Make sure to honor other gods like Damballa and Guede as well.
Tell My Horse is riddled with superstitions like do not sharpen hunting blades on the day of the hunt or your dogs will be killed. Soups have to be male (cock soup instead of chicken soup). There is a stone that urinates. A goat can be a consort. The story of Celestina and her goat, Simalo, was bizarre. Rumor had it Celestina and Simalo were married. In order to marry a wealthy man, Celestina needed a "divorce" from the goat. Her father ended up murdering the goat and giving it a Christian burial with flowers, closed casket, and smoking censora as the goat was Celestina's father's best friend.
In truth, I wished Tell My Horse came with a soundtrack. I would have enjoyed listening to the songs of invocation. There is a whole section at the end of Tell My Horse of songs of worship to voodoo gods.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 17, 2024 |


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Langston Hughes Contributor
Cudjo Lewis Interviewee
Dorothy Waring Contributor
Henry Louis Jr Gates Editor, Afterword, Introduction
Alice Walker Contributor, Editor, Foreword
Mary Helen Washington Foreword, Introduction
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Editor, Afterword
Carla Kaplan Editor, Introduction
Maya Angelou Introduction
Sieglinde Lemke Introduction
Tayari Jones Foreword
Genevieve West Introduction
Christopher Myers Illustrator
Christian Clayton Cover artist
Faith Ringgold Illustrator
Leonard Jenkins Illustrator
Ann Weinstock Cover designer
T. Charles Erickson Cover photographer
David Diaz Cover artist
Valerie Boyd Contributor
Ruby Dee Reader, Narrator
Holly Eley Introduction, Afterword
Scott McKowan Cover artist
Zadie Smith Introduction
Jerry Pinkney Illustrator
Robert E. Hemenway Contributor
Arnold Rampersad Foreword, Contributor
Robin Miles Narrator
Beatrice Sherman Contributor
Phil Strong Contributor
Miguel Covarrubias Illustrator
Franz Boas Preface
Darwin T. Turner Introduction
Ishmael Reed Introduction
Rita Dove Foreword
Gregg Kulick Cover designer
Ossie Davis Narrator
Arthur B. Spingarn Contributor
Lou Thompson Contributor
Carl Van Vechten Contributor


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