Hurston, Zora Neale

Hurston, Zora Neale
   Born in Alabama, African American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Florida in a community she later turned into a subject of her writing. Hurston attended Howard University from 1919 to 1923 and then Barnard College in New York City where she studied with anthropologist Franz Boas. She later began but did not complete a Ph.D. at Columbia University. Joining the growing literary movement of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston published a number of short stories in magazines like Opportunity and several pieces on southern folklore based on her fieldwork in Florida and other parts of the South. Her first novel, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, was published in 1934. Her second book, Mules and Men (1935), is based on her field trips. Hurston’s most acclaimed novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, appeared in 1937 and focuses particularly on the plight of black women. Moses, Man of the Mountains (1939) is a version of the book of Exodus written in black vernacular. Dust Tracks on the Road (1942) is an autobiographical work. Although Hurston continued to publish in newspapers and journals through the 1950s, her career declined from the 1940s onward, and she died in relative obscurity. Author Alice Walker, who did much to inspire a revival of Hurston’s work in the 1970s, subsequently found and marked her grave.
   See also Literature and theater.

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  • Hurston, Zora Neale — born Jan. 7, 1903, Eatonville, Fla., U.S. died Jan. 28, 1960, Fort Pierce, Fla. U.S. folklorist and writer. She joined a traveling theatrical company, ending up in New York, where she studied anthropology with Franz Boas at Columbia University… …   Universalium

  • Hurston,Zora Neale — Hur·ston (hûrʹstən), Zora Neale. 1901? 1960. 1938 photograph by Carl Van Vechten (1880 1964) Libraryof Congress Photo: Carl Van Vechten collection American writer. Her novels, including Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), and nonfiction writings …   Universalium

  • Hurston, Zora Neale — (1901 1960)    Born in Eatonville, Florida, Hurston achieved an excellent education and became a leading African American writer. During her lifetime, her novels tended to overshadow her plays, some of which were not successfully staged until… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Hurston, Zora Neale — (7 ene. 1903, Eatonville, Fla., EE.UU.–28 ene. 1960, Fort Pierce, Fla.). Folclorista y escritora estadounidense. Se incorporó a una compañía teatral itinerante y recaló en Nueva York, donde estudió antropología con Franz Boas en la Universidad de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hurston, Zora Neale —  (1891–1960) American writer, associated with the movement known as the Harlem Renaissance …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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  • Zora Neale Hurston — Zora Neale Hurston, Fotograf Carl van Vechten, 3. April 1938 Zora Neale Hurston (* 7. Januar 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama; † 28. Januar 1960 in Fort Pierce, Florida) war eine US amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Folkloristin. Sie wird zur Harl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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