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Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 394237479X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

Zora Neale Hurston

A Life in Letters

Author: Carla Kaplan, Ph.D.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307430367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

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“ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive. Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book. Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection; she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurston’s life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it. From her enrollment at Baltimore’s Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurston’s spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Zora Neale Hurston

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115539

Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 149

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Presents a biography of American author Zora Neale Hurston along with critical views of her work.

Sorrow's Kitchen

The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston

Author: Mary E. Lyons

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0020444451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Describes the life and work of the prolific black author who wrote stories, plays, essays, and articles, recorded black folklore, and was involved in the Harlem Renaissance.

A Reader’s Guide to Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766031647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7014

"An introduction to Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their eyes were watching God for high school students, which includes biographical background on the author, explanations of various literary devices and techniques, and literary criticism for the novice reader"--Provided by publisher.

Zora Neale Hurston

A Literary Biography

Author: Robert E. Hemenway

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252008078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 9874

'This book is valuable in many areas. It is a good sourcebook for the Harlem Renaissance period. It is excellent for teaching purposes because of the extensive notes and bibliography.' -American Literature

Zora Neale Hurston

Halrem Renaissance Writer

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617852295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the life and achievements of Zora Neale Hurston, discussing her childhood, education, family, and influence.

Mules and Men

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061749872

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling." Set intimately within the social context of black life, the stories, "big old lies," songs, Vodou customs, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humor and wisdom that is the unique heritage of African Americans.

Sweat

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813523163

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Now frequently anthologized, Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Sweat" was first published in Firell, a legendary literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance, whose sole issue appeared in November 1926. Among contributions by Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and Wallace Thurman, "Sweat" stood out both for its artistic accomplishment and its exploration of rural Southern black life. 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 the 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. The volume also includes Hurston's groundbreaking 1934 essay, "Characteristics of Negro Expression," and excerpts from her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. An article by folklorist Roger Abrahams provides additional cultural contexts for the story, as do selected blues and spirituals. Critical commentary comes from Alice Walker, who led the recovery of Hurston's work in the 1970s, Robert Hemenway, Henry Louis Gates, Gayl Jones, John Lowe, Kathryn Seidel, and Mary Helen Washington.

A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

Author: Robert Wayne Croft

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Features the life, accomplishments, and works of Zora Neale Hurston, including alphabetically arranged excerpts covering important people in her life, works, characters, and themes.

Zora!

The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547006950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 180

View: 1331

A tribute to the life and achievements of the Civil Rights activist and acclaimed author examines such topics as the poverty that marked her life, her relationships with such contemporaries as Langston Hughes and Alain Locke, and the posthumous recognition of her considerable talents.

Zora Neale Hurston

an annotated bibliography and reference guide

Author: Rose Parkman Davis

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) is one of 20th-century America's foremost fiction and folklore writers. One of the most important authors of the Harlem Renaissance and one of the first black anthropologists, she received little recognition during her lifetime. She was criticized by some of her contemporaries, including Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, and her works were largely neglected until the early 1970s. Her works are now frequently taught in literature courses and are widely admired for their style and substance. Her anthropological study, Mules and Men (1935), is a pioneering examination of Voodoo and related folklore. As a novelist, she is best known as the author of Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) and Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937). In addition, she was a prolific journalist who contributed to the most popular magazines and newspapers of her time. Though long neglected, Hurston has become firmly established in the literary canon, and scores of books and articles have been written about her. This reference book is a comprehensive guide to the large body of work written about her in the last 75 years. Included are annotated entries for books, dissertations, and theses written about Hurston's life and literary career. The volume also looks at hundreds of articles, book chapters, conference papers, reviews, children's books, and web sites. The bibliography additionally points the reader to guides and biographical sources and to anthologies where her works are collected. Finally, an exhaustive list of works by Hurston is provided, along with a catalog of the special collections where her manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera are stored.

Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Christina Gieseler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640600002

Category:

Page: 36

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Hawai'i Pacific University, course: 20th Century Women Writers of Color, language: English, comment: 31 Seiten mit doppeltem Zeilenabstand., abstract: Nora Zeale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" can be considered "one of the sexiest, most 'healthily' rendered heterosexual love stories in our literature" (Walker, "Zora Neale Hurston" 88). This paper provides information about the outer contexts of the novel, as well as inductive analyses of the novel. The first part of the paper (Ch. 2-5) reveals information about the author and the historical and literary context of the time in which Hurston's novel was published. The second part of the paper (Ch. 6-7) starts off with an analysis of the plot and characters of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and then focuses on the theme of Otherness as it occurs in Huston's novel. The examinations of the concept of "Otherness," alongside with other terms such as "Dichotomization" and "Stigma," will be based on the concepts that Rosenblum and Travis describe in their work The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class and Sexual Orientation.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017780

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Zora Neale Hurston

Collected Plays

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813542928

Category: Drama

Page: 389

View: 8989

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.

The Zora Neale Hurston Forum

Official Publication of the Zora Neale Hurston Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 394237479X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 7798

Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Roman

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3955203891

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 307

Aus Fragen wurden brennende Urteile und aus Lachern Mordwerkzeuge. Es war die reine Herdengrausamkeit. Wiedererwachter Groll. Herrenlos ziehende Worte, alle gestimmt auf die gleiche Tonart, wie in einem Lied. Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby, wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück – und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden. Jetzt als eBook: „Vor ihren Augen sahen Sie Gott“ von Zora Neale Hurston. dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.

Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Sharon Lynette Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812693X

Category: African American authors

Page: 288

View: 9529

Zora Neale Hurston, one the first great African-American novelists, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an inspiration for future generations of writers. Widely studied in high school literature courses, her novels are admired for their depiction of Southern black culture and their strong female characters. Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston is a reliable and up-to-date resource for high school and college-level students, providing reliable information on Hurston's life and work. This new volume covers all her writings, including Their Eyes Were Watching God; her landmark works of folklore and anthropology, such as Mules and Men; and shorter works, such as her story The Gilded Six-Bits.

Zora Neale Hurston

Writer and Storyteller

Author: Pat McKissack,Fredrick McKissack

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766016941

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Traces the life of the Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist, who worked to preserve the rich storytelling tradition of African-Americans in the South.

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