Hurston, Zora Neale
Most widely held works about Zora Neale Hurston
Most widely held works by Zora Neale Hurston
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
192 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 5,188 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.
Dust tracks on a road by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
84 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,842 libraries worldwide
An exuberant account of Zora Neale Hurston's rise from poverty in the rural south to a prominent place among the leading artists and intelectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.
Novels and stories : Jonah's gourd vine ; Their eyes were watching God ; Moses, man of the mountain ; Seraph on the Suwanee ; Selected stories by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 2,586 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.
Folklore, memoirs, and other writings by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,448 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 here accompanied by new translation. 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.
Mules and men by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
49 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,131 libraries worldwide
Collection of black America's folk world, consisting of oral histories, sermons and songs dating back to the time of slavery.
Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,897 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.
I love myself when I am laughing ... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 1,776 libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Jonah's gourd vine : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
35 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 1,765 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.
Moses, man of the mountain by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
35 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 1,609 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." -- Back cover.
Zora Neale Hurston : a life in letters by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
A collection of more than five hundred letters, written to such people as Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, and many others, paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman who became one of the greatest literary figures in American history.
The complete stories by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,586 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life by Langston Hughes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 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".
Seraph on the Suwanee : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
27 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
In a perceptive study of the meaning of love, two people find themselves at once deeply in love and deeply at odds.
Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s.
Spunk : the selected stories by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Go gator and muddy the water : writings by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Stories on the manners and mores of African-Americans in 1930s Florida. They were written when the author was employed by the federal government to transcribe the oral history and to collect data on the customs of black people. At the time, few of her stories made it into print.
Lies and other tall tales by Christopher Myers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 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 935 libraries worldwide
A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.
Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 871 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 between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them, and he takes a two dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car.
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Neale Hurston, Zora 1891-1960
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