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Title:
Zora Neale Hurston
Author:
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Biography of Zora Neale Hurston -- Voices of independence and community -- Crayon enlargements of life -- Zora Neale Hurston : changing her own words.
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ISBN:
9780791073865
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Zora Neale Hurston was a flamboyant individual who loathed any attempt to subsume her work under any category whatsoever. Long ignored, her work is now widely read, studied, and praised, including her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Learn more about Hurston with this text, which includes an extensive biography of the author, literary criticism, a list of works by and about the author, and more.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-Composed of one biographical and three critical essays, this title offers a glimpse into Hurston's impetus to write and the praise and criticism she received as an author. Norma Jean Lutz discusses the resurgence of interest in Hurston's writing, propelled by Alice Walker's article "Looking for Zora" published in Ms. magazine in 1975. While Lutz is thorough in her biographical essay, she discounts material from the writer's autobiography, making the point that Hurston often did not tell the truth concerning her own life. Lutz also cites Robert Hemenway's biography so many times that his name might as well have been included instead of hers. All three critical essays concentrate on Hurston's most heralded novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, with some notice to Mules and Men and her folkloric writings. Each essay also assesses the criticism that Hurston received from her contemporaries. This title is well researched and well organized, but narrow in scope. The critical essays are limited in explication and overlap considerably. For a book with a wider scope and more in-depth coverage of various works, try Josie P. Campbell's Student Companion to Zora Neale Hurston (Greenwood, 2001).-Delia Fritz, Mercersburg Academy, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Zora Neale Hurston was a flamboyant individual who loathed any attempt to subsume her work under any category whatsoever. Long ignored, her work is now widely read, studied, and praised, including her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Learn more about Hurston with this text, which includes an extensive biography of the author, literary criticism, a list of works by and about the author, and more. Excerpted from Zora Neale Hurston by Amy Sickles All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.