Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism

Zora Neale Hurston An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism Zora Neale Hurston the most prominent of the Harlem Renaissance women writers was unique because her social and professional connections were not limited to literature but encompassed the

  • Title: Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism
  • Author: Cynthia Davis Verner D. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780810891524
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zora Neale Hurston 1891 1960 , the most prominent of the Harlem Renaissance women writers, was unique because her social and professional connections were not limited to literature but encompassed theatre, dance, film, anthropology, folklore, music, politics, high society, academia, and artistic bohemia Hurston published four novels, three books of nonfiction, and dozensZora Neale Hurston 1891 1960 , the most prominent of the Harlem Renaissance women writers, was unique because her social and professional connections were not limited to literature but encompassed theatre, dance, film, anthropology, folklore, music, politics, high society, academia, and artistic bohemia Hurston published four novels, three books of nonfiction, and dozens of short stories, plays, and essays In addition, she won a long list of fellowships and prizes, including a Guggenheim and a Rosenwald Yet by the 1950s, Hurston, like most of her Harlem Renaissance peers, had faded into oblivion An essay by Alice Walker in the 1970s, however, spurred the revival of Hurston s literary reputation, and her works, including her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, have enjoyed an enduring popularity Zora Neale Hurston An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism consists of reviews of critical interpretations of Hurston s work In addition to publication information, each selection is carefully crafted to capture the author s thesis in a short, pithy, analytical framework Also included are original essays by eminent Hurston scholars that contextualize the bibliographic entries Meticulously researched but accessible, these essays focus on gaps in Hurston criticism and outline new directions for Hurston scholarship in the twenty first century Comprehensive and up to date, this volume contains analytical summaries of the most important critical writings on Zora Neale Hurston from the 1970s to the present In addition, entries from difficult to locate sources, such as small academic presses or international journals, can be found here Although intended as a bibliographic resource for graduate and undergraduate students, this volume is also aimed toward general readers interested in women s literature, African American literature, American history, and popular culture The book will also appeal to scholars and teachers studying twentieth century American literature, as well as those specializing in anthropology, modernism, and African American studies, with a special focus on the women of the Harlem Renaissance.

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