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Hurston, Zora Neale

Overview
Works: 922 works in 2,611 publications in 8 languages and 152,487 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Folklore  Biographies  Music  Short stories  History  Juvenile works  Drama 
Subject Headings: Folklorists  Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Honoree, Speaker, Composer, Storyteller, Performer, fmd, Narrator
Classifications: PS3515.U789, 813.52
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Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

281 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 10,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her three marriages
Mules and men by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

74 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,907 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,719 WorldCat member 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 )

61 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,187 WorldCat member 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
Zora Neale Hurston : collected plays by Zora Neale Hurston( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by African American author Zora Neale Hurston spanning 1925 to 1944. Includes a chronology of Hurston's life, insights on her theatrical life, and reprinted programs from three of her plays
Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,039 WorldCat member 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
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

27 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past--memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture."--Publisher's website
Moses, man of the mountain by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

47 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member 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
Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

50 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s
The complete stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 WorldCat member 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
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

68 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member 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
Seraph on the Suwanee : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a perceptive study of the meaning of love, two people find themselves at once deeply in love and deeply at odds
Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life by Langston Hughes( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member 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."
The Sleeper wakes : Harlem renaissance stories by women by Jessie Redmon Fauset( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight stories with themes of black and white racial tension and misunderstanding, economic deprivation, passing, love across and within racial lines, and the attempt to maintain community and uplife the race
Spunk : the selected stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

16 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member 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
Lies and other tall tales by Christopher Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member 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 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents
Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member 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
The three witches by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Their eyes were watching God : a novel
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Mules and menNovels and storiesJonah's gourd vine : a novelZora Neale Hurston : collected playsEvery tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf statesMoses, man of the mountainTell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and JamaicaThe complete stories
Alternative Names
Hurston, Zora Neale ca. 1901-1960

Neale Hurston, Zora

Neale Hurston, Zora 1891-1960

Neale Hurston, Zora 1903-1960

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

Зора Ніл Герстон

זורה ניל הרסטון סופרת ואנתרופולוגית אמריקאית

زورا نيل هيرستون

زورا نیل هرستون

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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