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Hurston, Zora Neale

Overview
Works: 822 works in 2,019 publications in 3 languages and 137,155 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Psychological fiction  Drama  Music  Records and correspondence  Religious fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction 
Subject Headings: African American authors 
Roles: Speaker, Storyteller, Editor, Director, Performer, Honoree, Composer, Narrator
Classifications: PS3515.U789, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Zora Neale Hurston
Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
193 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 10,029 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 )
53 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,839 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 : 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 )
29 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 2,755 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 )
36 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,077 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
Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 2,057 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
Moses, man of the mountain by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
39 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,007 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."--P. [4] of cover
The complete stories by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,836 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."--BOOK JACKET
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance
Zora Neale Hurston collected plays by Zora Neale Hurston ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though she died penniless and forgotten, Zora Neale Hurston is now recognized as a major figure in African American literature. Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she also published numerous short stories and essays, three other novels, and two books on black folklore. Even avid readers of Hurston's prose, however, may be surprised to know that she was also a serious and ambitious playwright throughout her career. Although several of her plays were produced during her lifetime-and some to public acclaim-they have languished in obscurity for years. Even now, most critics and historians gloss over these texts, treating them as supplementary material for understanding her novels. Yet, Hurston's dramatic works stand on their own merits and independently of her fiction. Now, eleven of these forgotten dramatic writings are being published together for the first time in this carefully edited and annotated volume. Filled with lively characters, vibrant images of rural and city life, biblical and folk tales, voodoo, and, most importantly, the blues, readers will discover a "real Negro theater" that embraces all the richness of black life
Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life by Langston Hughes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 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"
Seraph on the Suwanee : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
25 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 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
Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member 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 )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lies and other tall tales by Christopher Myers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 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 )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 943 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 )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 874 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 )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 836 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 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market
The skull talks back and other haunting tales by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do you dare to cross paths with ... an enchantress who can slip in and out of her skin, a man more evil than the devil, a skull who talks back, a pair of creepy feet that can walk on their own? Spooky, chilling, and fantastical, this collection of six scary tales will send shivers up your spine! The stories in The Skull Talks Back have been selected from Every Tongue Got To Confess, Zora Neale Hurston's third volume of folklore. Through Joyce Carol Thomas's carefully adapted text and Leonard Jenkins's arresting illustrations, the soulful, fanciful imaginations of ordinary folk will reach readers of all ages
What's the hurry, Fox? : and other animal stories by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s
 
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Alternative Names
Hurston, Zora Neale, ca. 1901-1960
Neale Hurston, Zora, 1891-1960
ハーストン, ゾラ・ニール
Languages
English (665)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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