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Hurston, Zora Neale

Overview
Works: 835 works in 1,855 publications in 8 languages and 114,518 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Psychological fiction  Drama  Music  Juvenile works  Religious fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Honoree, Speaker, Storyteller, Editor, Composer, Performer, Director, Narrator
Classifications: PS3515.U789, 813.52
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Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
198 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 9,919 libraries worldwide
A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her 3 marriages
Mules and men by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
61 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,827 libraries worldwide
A collection of African-American folklore, oral histories, sermons, and songs, dating back to the time of slavery
Novels and stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,635 libraries worldwide
Part of a two-volume set of works by Zora Neale Hurston, Novels and Stories features the acclaimed 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God-- plus Jonah's Gourd Vine, Moses Man of the Mountain, Seraph on the Suwanee, and selected stories. Includes a newly researched chronology of Hurston's life, detailed notes, and a brief essay on the texts
Jonah's gourd vine : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
44 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 2,139 libraries worldwide
Despite being a married man and pastor of Zion Hope, John Buddy Pearson is a "natchel man" during the week "who loves too many women for his own good."--Back cover
Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,983 libraries worldwide
In this book Zora Neale Hurston records the voices of ordinary people and pays tribute to the richness of Black vernacular--its crisp self-awareness, singular wit, and improvisational wordplay. These folk-tales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African-American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of the Africanized language that flourishes to this day
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,753 libraries worldwide
Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance
Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
36 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s
Seraph on the Suwanee : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
30 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
In a perceptive study of the meaning of love, two people find themselves at once deeply in love and deeply at odds
The complete stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
"This landmark gathering of Zora Neale Hurston's short fiction - most of which appeared only in literary magazines during her lifetime and some of which has never been published - reveals the evolution of the talents of one of the most important African-American writers. Spanning the years from 1921, when Howard University's literary magazine published "John Redding Goes to Sea," to 1955, when Hurston was working on different versions of the story of the beheading of John the Baptist as told by Salome's mother, five years before her death, these stories attest to the author's tremendous range at the same time as they establish themes that recur in her longer fiction." "In such stories as "Spunk," "The Gilded Six-Bits," and "The Conscience of the Court," Hurston's customary use of metaphor and black dialect enriches her simple narratives and brings her characters vividly to life. Folklore, the cornerstone of Hurston's fiction, is integral to such stories as "Cock Robin Beale Street," "Book of Harlem," and "'Possum or Pig?" Biblical themes, another trademark Hurston offering, appear in "The Seventh Veil" and "The Bone of Contention." These and the other stories in this collection map, in rich language and imagery, Hurston's development and concerns as a writer and provide an invaluable reflection of the mind and imagination of the author of the acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God."--Jacket
Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life by Langston Hughes( Book )
9 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
The only literary collaboration between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, this play marked a turning point in African-American theater. This volume tells the story of the play's conception and inspiration and gives complete details of the irreparable rift in Hurston and Hughes's friendship that came about because of it. Also included is Hurston's short story, "Bone of Contention."
Spunk : the selected stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Remarkable for their immediacy of attention to the spoken rhythm and motion of life, Spunk is a magnificent legacy from a writer whose work has sparked one of the major literary revivals of our time...As always, Hurston's prose is bright and brassy and true, distinguishing her as an American original who has rightly been called the heart behind an entire generation of modern Black women writers
Moses, man of the mountain by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
6 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
"Traces Moses' life from the day he is launched into the Nile River in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator."--Page 4 of cover
Lies and other tall tales by Christopher Myers( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
A compilation of tall tales collected by folklorist Zora Neale Hurston during her travels in the Gulf states during the 1930s
The six fools by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents
Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Now frequently anthologized, Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Sweat" was first published in Fire!!, a legendary literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance, whose sole issue appeared in November 1926. In "Sweat" Hurston claimed the voice that animates her mature fiction, notably the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God; the themes of marital conflict and the development of spiritual consciousness were introduced as well. "Sweat" exemplifies Hurston's lifelong concern with women's relation to language and the literary possibilities of black vernacular." "This casebook for this story includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of the author's life, the authoritative text of "Sweat," and a second story, "The Gilded Six-Bits." Published in 1932, this second story was written after Hurston had spent years conducting fieldwork in the southern United States
Roy makes a car by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them. He takes a two-dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car
The three witches by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market
What's the hurry, Fox? : and other animal stories by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s
The sanctified church by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Folklore, memoirs, and other writings by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
19 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
When she died in poverty and obscurity in 1960, all of Zora Neale Hurston's books were out of print. Today her groundbreaking works, suffused with the culture and traditions of African-Americans and the poetry of black speech, have won her recognition as one of the most significant African-American writers. This volume, with its companion, Novels & Stories, brings together for the first time all of Hurston's best writings in one authoritative set. "Folklore is the arts of the people", Hurston wrote, "before they find out that there is any such thing as art". A pioneer of African-American ethnography who did graduate study in anthropology with the renowned Franz Boas, Hurston devoted herseif to preserving the black folk heritage. In Mules and Men (1935), the first book of African-American folklore written by an African-American, she returned to her native Florida and to New Orleans to record stories and sermons, blues and work songs, children's games, courtship rituals, and formulas of hoodoo doctors. This classic work is presented here with the original illustrations by the great Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. Tell My Horse (1938), part ethnography, part travel book, vividly recounts the survival of African religion in Jamaican obeah and Haitian voodoo in the 1930s. Keenly alert to political and intellectual currents, Hurston went beyond superficial exoticism to explore the role of these religious systems in their societies. The text is illustrated by 26 photographs, many of them taken by Huston. Her extensive transcriptions of Creole songs are here accompanied by new translations. A special feature of this volume is Hurston's controversial 1942 autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. With consultation by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is presented here for the first time as she intended, restoring passages omitted by the original publisher because of political controversy, sexual candor, or fear of libel. Included in an appendix are four additional chapters, one never before published, that represent earlier stages of Hurston's conception of the book. Twenty-two essays, from "The Eatonville Anthology" (1926) to "Court Order Can't Make Races Mix" (1955), demonstrate the range of Hurston's concerns as they cover subjects from religion, music, and Harlem slang to Jim Crow and American democracy. The chronology of Hurston's life prepared for this edition sheds fresh light on many aspects of her career. In addition, this volume contains detailed notes and a brief essay on the texts
 
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Alternative Names
Hurston, Zora Neale ca. 1901-1960
Neale Hurston, Zora 1891-1960
Zora Neale Hurston Amerikaans auteur
Zora Neale Hurston écrivain américaine
Zora Neale Hurston scrittrice statunitense
Zora Neale Hurston US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Anthropologin
Зора Нил Хрстон
Зора Ниэл Хёрстон американская писательница
זורה ניל הרסטון
זורה ניל הרסטון סופרת ואנתרופולוגית אמריקאית
زورا نيل هيرستون
ზორა ნიელ ჰარსტონი ამერიკელი ფოლკლორისტი და რომანისტი
허스턴, 조라 닐 1891-1960
허스톤, 조라 닐 1891-1960
ゾラ・ニール・ハーストン
ハーストン, ゾラ・ニール
卓拉·尼尔·赫斯特
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English (592)
Italian (6)
German (5)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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