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Jones, Sharon L. (Sharon Lynette)

Overview
Works: 8 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 3,674 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Short stories, American  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3515.U789, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharon L Jones
Rereading the Harlem renaissance : race, class, and gender in the fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West by Sharon L Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This rereading of the Harlem Renaissance gives special attention to Fauset, Hurston, and West. Jones argues that all three aesthetics influence each of their works, that they have been historically mislabeled, and that they share a drive to challenge racial, class, and gender oppression. The introduction provides a detailed historical overview of the Harlem Renaissance and the prevailing aesthetics of the period. Individual chapters analyze the works of Hurston, West, and Fauset to demonstrate how the folk, bourgeois, and proletarian aesthetics figure into their writings. The volume concludes by discussing the writers in relation to contemporary African American women authors."--Jacket
Critical companion to Zora Neale Hurston : a literary reference to her life and work by Sharon L Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical companion to Zora Neale Hurston is a reliable and up-to-date resource ... providing information on Hurston's life and work."--Back cover
Zora Neale Hurston by Sharon L Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston is today recognized as a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance literature of the 1920s and American modernist literature. Hurston s most important works, published in the 1930s, emerge from her interest in African American oral and vernacular culture, represented in her most studied publications Mules and Men (1935) and Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). Hurston's interest in preserving the culture of the black South remains among her most valuable contributions. Not only did she collect and preserve folklore outright, she also used folklore, native drama, and the black idiom and dialect in most of her fiction. This volume presents original essays on Hurston s major works of fiction as well as explorations of her ethnographic nonfiction and her letters. For readers who are studying Hurston for the first time, a biographical sketch relates the details of her life. Critical contexts essays survey the critical reception of her work, explore its cultural and historical contexts, situate Hurston among her contemporaries, and review key themes in her work. Critical readings include her texts Seraph on the Suwanee, Mules and Men, Dust on the Tracks of the Road, and her major work, Their Eyes Were Watching God. In addition, essays turn toward works sure to be of interest, including her children s stories and her correspondence with Langston Hughes. Rounding out the volume are a chronology of Huston s life and a list of her principal publications as well as a bibliography for readers seeking to study this fascinating author in greater depth. -- Publisher
American short-story writers since World War II by Patrick Meanor( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how the declining market for short-story writers after World War II saw the migration of these writers to universities where they not only continued to write, but established creative writing classes that would in turn inspire and develop new generations of writers of various genres
The Prentice Hall anthology of African American literature( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing African American literary and artistic contributions from the 1700's to the 1990s, The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature by Rochelle Smith and Sharon L. Jones presents a diverse collection of readings that includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, speeches, and songs, as well as paintings and photography. Students learn about historical context, literary content and rhetorical strategies - their distinctions and connections."
The Prentice Hall anthology of African American literature by Rochelle Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading the Harlem Renaissance : the "folk," "bourgeois," and "proletarian" aesthetics in the fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West by Sharon L Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual [to accompany] The Prentice Hall anthology of African American literature by Rochelle Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Rereading the Harlem renaissance : race, class, and gender in the fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West
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Critical companion to Zora Neale Hurston : a literary reference to her life and workAmerican short-story writers since World War IIThe Prentice Hall anthology of African American literature
Alternative Names
Jones, Sharon Lynette.

Languages
English (33)