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Hurston, Zora Neale

Overview
Works: 801 works in 1,644 publications in 7 languages and 105,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Psychological fiction  Biography  Music  Juvenile works  Drama  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Novels 
Subject Headings: African American authors 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Honoree, Performer, Narrator, Director, Editor, Composer, Storyteller
Classifications: PS3515.U789,
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Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

49 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,263 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
Mules and men by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

63 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,834 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 )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,639 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
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 1,987 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 )

36 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,950 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
The complete stories by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,854 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
Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

45 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,785 WorldCat member 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 )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,458 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 )

8 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 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."
Jonah's gourd vine : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,278 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
Lies and other tall tales by Christopher Myers( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,056 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 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents
Roy makes a car by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member 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
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 798 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
The three witches by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member 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 608 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
The skull talks back : and other haunting tales by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 601 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
The sanctified church by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spunk : three tales by Chic Street Man( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and English, Old and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston : collected plays by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 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
 
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Their eyes were watching God : a novel
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

허스턴, 조라 닐 1891-1960

허스톤, 조라 닐 1891-1960

ハーストン, ゾラ・ニール

卓拉·尼尔·赫斯特

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Mules and menNovels and storiesEvery tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf statesMoses, man of the mountainThe complete storiesTell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and JamaicaSeraph on the Suwanee : a novelMule bone : a comedy of Negro life