Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Sharon Lynette Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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An encyclopedic guide to the American author's life and works presents a brief biography, synopses of her writings, critical analysis of her characters and themes, and discusses important people, places, and topics in her life.

A Study Guide for Zora Neale Hurston 's "Poker!"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for Zora Neale Hurston 's "Poker!," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Zora Neale Hurston

Author

Author: Lara Antal

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 418

One of the first African American anthropologists, and a talented writer, Zora Neale Hurston’s body of work was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about her life, her work, and her influence.

Zora Neale Hurston

An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism

Author: Cynthia Davis

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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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. 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.

The Annotated African American Folktales

Author: Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 704

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Winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature. Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume. Following in the tradition of such classics as Arthur Huff Fauset’s “Negro Folk Tales from the South” (1927), Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men (1935), and Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly (1985), acclaimed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history. Arguing for the value of these deceptively simple stories as part of a sophisticated, complex, and heterogeneous cultural heritage, Gates and Tatar show how these remarkable stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American literature, and American literature more broadly. Opening with two introductory essays and twenty seminal African tales as historical background, Gates and Tatar present nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride,” as well as out-of-print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman. Beginning with the figure of Anansi, the African trickster, master of improvisation—a spider who plots and weaves in scandalous ways—The Annotated African American Folktales then goes on to draw Caribbean and Creole tales into the orbit of the folkloric canon. It retrieves stories not seen since the Harlem Renaissance and brings back archival tales of “Negro folklore” that Booker T. Washington proclaimed had emanated from a “grapevine” that existed even before the American Revolution, stories brought over by slaves who had survived the Middle Passage. Furthermore, Gates and Tatar’s volume not only defines a new canon but reveals how these folktales were hijacked and misappropriated in previous incarnations, egregiously by Joel Chandler Harris, a Southern newspaperman, as well as by Walt Disney, who cannibalized and capitalized on Harris’s volumes by creating cartoon characters drawn from this African American lore. Presenting these tales with illuminating annotations and hundreds of revelatory illustrations, The Annotated African American Folktales reminds us that stories not only move, entertain, and instruct but, more fundamentally, inspire and keep hope alive. The Annotated African American Folktales includes: Introductory essays, nearly 150 African American stories, and 20 seminal African tales as historical background The familiar Brer Rabbit classics, as well as news-making vernacular tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman An entire section of Caribbean and Latin American folktales that finally become incorporated into the canon Approximately 200 full-color, museum-quality images

Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History

Author: Hettie V. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition. • Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history that covers figures from the late 19th century to the present • Includes well-known individuals, such as Ida B. Wells and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known black women intellectuals, such as Wanda Coleman • Provides contributions from various experts in the field

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Carmen Gillespie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

View: 848

Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is perhaps the most important living American author. This work examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.

Student Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

Author: Josie P. Campbell

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

View: 867

Examines the works of African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston and provides biographical information about her life.

The Greatest Black Achievers in History

Author: Sylvia Lovina Chidi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 722

View: 116

This book summarizes the lives of the great black people that have made great contributions to the lives of many Worldwide. The book has brief detailed biographies of black activists, scientists, educators, entertainers, musicians, inventors, politicians, authors, sportsmen & women, and others who have surpassed the normal to make historical marks on society. The biographical account of each individual provides relevant dates, events and achievements by the individual. There are pictures and excellent drawings that highlight particular moments in history. This is one of the greatest pieces of work on black history and it will appeal to everyone including, students, groups, universities, libraries, schools and anyone interested in history of black people in the World.