Chapter 24. Zora Neale Hurston

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Lovalerie King Assistant Professor Director

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch24

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

King, L. (2009) Zora Neale Hurston, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch24

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Penn State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Zora Neale Hurston;
  • Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934), a novel - Mules and Men (1935);
  • significant works;
  • Jonah's Gourd Vine - mirroring relationship between Hurston's mother and father;
  • Hurston's major work, Mules and Men - folktales and Hoodoo practices;
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God;
  • An Inquiry into Native Myths and Magic in Jamaica and Haiti, 1939;
  • Dust Tracks on a Road - with a lie, that she was born in “pure Negro town” of Eatonville, Florida;
  • Hurston's fiction reflecting folk culture and intimate knowledge;
  • Hurston's engagement with heterosexual relationships - in stories like “Sweat”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Significant Works

  • References and Further Reading