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Zora Neale Hurston

Novelist, Author (7-Jan-1891 — 28-Jan-1960)


Valerie Boyd. Wrapped in Rainbows: A Biography of Zora Neale Hurston. London: Virago Press. 2003. 527pp.

Timothy P. Caron. Struggles over the Word: Race and Religion in O'Connor, Faulkner, Hurston and Wright. Mercer University Press. 2000. 162pp.

Janet Carter-Sigglow. Making Her Way with Thunder: A Reappraisal of Zora Neale Hurston's Narrative Art. Peter Lang. 1994. 160pp.

Robert W. Croft. A Zora Neale Hurston Companion. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2002.

Rose Parkman Davis. Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography and Reference Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1997. 224pp.

Pearlie Mae Fisher-Peters. The Assertive Woman in Zora Neale Hurston's Fiction, Folklore, and Drama. New York, NY: Garland/Taylor & Francis. 1997. 175pp.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Kwame Anthony Appiah (editors). Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. New York: Amistad Press. 1993. 330pp.

Nathan Grant. Masculinist Impulses: Toomer, Hurston, Black Writing, and Modernity. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 239pp.

Trudier Harris-Lopez. The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller's Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan. University of Georgia Press. 1996. 152pp.

Robert E. Hemenway. Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. University Of Illinois Press. 1977. 371pp.

Lynda Marion Hill. Social Rituals and the Verbal Art of Zora Neale Hurston. Washington, DC: Howard University Press. 1996. 269pp.

Karla F. Holloway. The Character of the Word: The Texts of Zora Neale Hurston. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1987. 144pp.

Lillie P. Howard (editor). Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston: The Common Bond. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1993. 184pp.

Lillie P. Howard. Zora Neale Hurston. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1980.

Zora Neale Hurston. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1942. 294pp.

Yvonne Johnson. The Voices of African American Women: The Use of Narrative and Authorial Voice in the Works of Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alice Walker. Peter Lang Publishing. 1999. 157pp.

Sharon L. Jones. Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2002. 176pp.

Carla Kaplan (editor). Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. New York: Doubleday. 2002. 896pp.

Ayana I. Karanja. Zora Neale Hurston: Breath of Her Voice. Peter Lang. 1999. 176pp.

Delia Caparoso Konzett. Ethnic Modernisms: Anzia Yezierska, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Dislocation. Macmillan. 2002. 256pp.

John Lowe. Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy. University of Illinois Press. 1994. 373pp.

Mary Lyons. Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1990. 144pp.

Thomas McGlamery. Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston. Routledge. 2004. 150pp.

Susan Edwards Meisenhedler. Hitting a Straight Stick with a Crooked Stick: Race and Gender in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston. University of Alabama Press. 1999. 264pp.

Diana Miles; Carlyle V. Thompson. Women, Violence, and Testimony in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston. Peter Lang. 2002. 124pp.

N. Y. Nathiri (editor). Zora! Zora Neale Hurston: A Woman and Her Community. Orlando, FL: Sentinel Books. 1991. 133pp.

Adele S. Newson. Zora Neale Hurston: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1987.

Tiffany Ruby Patterson. Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life. Temple University Press. 2005. 248pp.

Susanna Pavlovska. Modern Primitives: Race and Language in Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and Zora Neale Hurston. Garland Pub.. 2000. 123pp.

Deborah G. Plant. Every Tub Must Sit on Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1995. 214pp.

Portia Boulware Ransom. Black Love and the Harlem Renaissance: The Novels of Nella Larsen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Zora Neale Hurston: An Essay in African American Literary Criticism. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. 181pp.

Darwin T. Turner. In a Minor Chord: Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1971. Covering Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Cheryl A. Wall. Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God": A Casebook. Oxford University Press. 2000.

Margaret Genevieve West. Zora Neale Hurston and American Literary Culture. University Press of Florida. 2005. 300pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.331)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.749)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.122)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors (p.694)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.356)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.494)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.357)

  15. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.165-67)

  16. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.233)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.248)

  18. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.67)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.469)

  20. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.554)

  21. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.270)

  22. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (pp.408-10)

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