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Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

Autor(a) de Their Eyes Were Watching God

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About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston was born in 1901 in Eatonville, Fla. She left home at the age of 17, finished high school in Baltimore, and went on to study at Howard University, Barnard College, and Columbia University before becoming one of the most prolific writers in the Harlem Renaissance. Her works mostrar mais included novels, essays, plays, and studies in folklore and anthropology. Her most productive years were the 1930s and early 1940s. It was during those years that she wrote her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road, worked with the Federal Writers Project in Florida, received a Guggenheim fellowship, and wrote four novels. She is most remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. In 2018, her previously unpublished work, Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo, was published. She died penniless and in obscurity in 1960 and was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1973, her grave was rediscovered and marked and her novels and autobiography have since been reprinted. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) 18,930 exemplares
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The Complete Stories (1995) 463 exemplares
Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939) 434 exemplares
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) 418 exemplares
Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) 320 exemplares
Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (1931) 171 exemplares
The Sanctified Church (1981) 120 exemplares
Lies and Other Tall Tales (2005) 94 exemplares
Go Gator and Muddy the Water (1999) 90 exemplares
Magnolia Flower (2022) 47 exemplares
The Three Witches (2006) 46 exemplares
The Six Fools (2005) 45 exemplares
The Making of Butterflies (2023) 18 exemplares
Poker! (2011) 12 exemplares
Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set (2022) 11 exemplares
The Gilded Six-Bits (1933) 10 exemplares
Bookmarks in the Pages of Life (2001) 6 exemplares
Spunk [play] (2016) 3 exemplares
Stories (1996) 2 exemplares
Bahamas 1 exemplar
The Fiery Chariot 1 exemplar
Forty Yards 1 exemplar
Lawing and Jawing 1 exemplar
Woofing 1 exemplar
Fast and Furious 1 exemplar
Jook 1 exemplar
Railroad Camp 1 exemplar
Cock Robin 1 exemplar
Lenox Avenue 1 exemplar
Filling Station 1 exemplar
Hurston Zora Neale 1 exemplar
Heaven 1 exemplar
Mr. Frog 1 exemplar

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The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 408 exemplares
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 407 exemplares
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (1994) — Contribuidor — 403 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 395 exemplares
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Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (1976) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
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Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
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The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women (1993) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Harlem's Glory: Black Women Writing, 1900-1950 (1996) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance (1994) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (1998) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (2011) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Restless Spirits: Ghost Stories by American Women, 1872-1926 (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (2018) — Director — 9 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Stories: 1950 (1950) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
New World Journal, Vol. 1, No.4 (1979) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
New World Journal #5 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Netzahualcoyotl News, Volume 1, Number 1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Hurston, Zora Neale
Nome legal
Hurston, Zora Neale Lee
Outros nomes
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Garden of Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Local de nascimento
Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Local de falecimento
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Eatonville, Florida, USA
Westfield, New Jersey, USA
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
Eau Gallie, Florida, USA (mostrar todos 8)
Morgan Academy (1918)
Howard University (1920)
Barnard College (BA|Anthropology|1927)
Columbia University
short-story writer
teacher (mostrar todos 8)
freelance writer
Hurston, Lucy (niece)
Boas, Franz (teacher)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan (friend)
American Folklore Society
American Anthropological Society
American Ethnological Society
Zeta Phi Beta
Bethune-Cookman University
Paramount Studios (writer) (mostrar todos 12)
Patrick Air Force Base (librarian)
Fort Pierce Chronicle
Lincoln Park Academy (teacher)
Library of Congress (librarian)
North Carolina Central University (professor)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Zeta Phi Beta
Guggenheim Fellowship (1937)
Bethune-Cookman College Award for Education and Human Relations (1956)
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
Ann Watkins
Jean Parker Waterbury

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February Group Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God em 2015 Category Challenge (Março 2015)


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booklover3258 | 342 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Back in 1927 and 1928, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston interviewed a man called Cudjo Lewis in Africatown, Alabama. The elderly Lewis, whose birth name was Kossola, had been captured in 1860 in his native Africa, in what is now Benin, and transported aboard the very last slave ship to Louisiana. In 1927, he held the tragic distinction of being the last known survivor of those "cargo" who had been aboard. Hurston visited Lewis and, over the course of several months, recorded his fascinating but heartbreaking history, but she was unable to find a publisher willing to include either Lewis' speech as transcribed or descriptions of Africans' own involvement in the slave trade, and the book's release was aborted — until 2018.

It feels awkward to express affection for a book whose roots lie in dehumanizing hardship and misery, but I truly treasure this book and what it contributes to history. Lewis had an amazing memory, and the reader will be astounded at the level of detail he was able to recall, well into his late eighties, about his early life and his native culture. Hurston's patience and kindness shine during times when Lewis didn't feel like opening up because he had to mend a fence or work in the garden, as well as on the days when the heaviness of his losses overwhelm him to the extent that he was unable to speak at all. The scenes in which they just sit around eating peaches are so heartwarmingly wholesome. This is a quick, insightful read, and once you recognize the patterns, Lewis' speech is not difficult at all to understand, so it's unfortunate that was a reason given for it not having been published nearly 100 years ago. Highly recommended.
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ryner | 65 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |
Drawn from nearly four decades of her work, this anthology is a collection of both previously published and unpublished essays, criticisms, and articles by Zora Neale Hurston, the legendary Harlem Renaissance author, which unveils her evolving style as an archivist and writer. Edited and annotated by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genevieve West, the essays in the collection are grouped by themes and cover a range of topics, including race and gender, politics, and folklore, from the Harlem Renaissance to the early years of the Civil Rights movement. This collection is fascinating both in what it reveals about Ms. Hurston – for example, her conventional views on gender and critique of feminism, her Republican politics, and her distaste for the NAACP and desegregated schools – and about the turbulent times she chronicled.… (mais)
bschweiger | 3 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
I was first attracted to Hurston as a person when I learned that she was a visionary anthropologist. She dressed flashy and was considered outlandish and flamboyant. Quite the opposite of her writing which is considered serious, scholarly, didactic, and intellectual. I expected Tell My Horse to be a combination of the two and I was not disappointed. Hurston claims to have seen a real zombie, Felicia Felix-Mentor, and even photographed her! Sadly, she does not share them within the pages of Tell My Horse.
There is a sly humor hidden in Huston's prose which is not easy to do when describing Haiti's violent history. I particularly enjoyed the section on voodoo. Voodoo is a belief, almost like a religion or an ancient form of mysticism. Hurston is patient with her readers while she explains the culture, delving into the powers of a Mambo, a loa or houngan. Do not mess with Ogoun Feraille, god of war. Make sure to honor other gods like Damballa and Guede as well.
Tell My Horse is riddled with superstitions like do not sharpen hunting blades on the day of the hunt or your dogs will be killed. Soups have to be male (cock soup instead of chicken soup). There is a stone that urinates. A goat can be a consort. The story of Celestina and her goat, Simalo, was bizarre. Rumor had it Celestina and Simalo were married. In order to marry a wealthy man, Celestina needed a "divorce" from the goat. Her father ended up murdering the goat and giving it a Christian burial with flowers, closed casket, and smoking censora as the goat was Celestina's father's best friend.
In truth, I wished Tell My Horse came with a soundtrack. I would have enjoyed listening to the songs of invocation. There is a whole section at the end of Tell My Horse of songs of worship to voodoo gods.
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SeriousGrace | 13 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |


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