New essays on Their eyes were watching God

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3515.U789 T6382 1990x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3515.U789 T6382 1990x
After decades of relegation to the margins of American literary history, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God has recently been rediscovered by American literary and cultural scholars who have begun to explore the novel's thematic, ideological, and aesthetic complexity. In the introduction to this volume Michael Awkward provides an overview of the critical reception of Hurston's novel, from the largely dismissive reviews accompanying the novel's publication in 1937, to factors which helped revive interest in Hurston in the 1960s, to its recent establishment as a central American novel. The other essays in the volume discuss Hurston's sophisticated use of black folklore, the autobiographical resonances in the novel, Hurston's definition of the relationship between black artists and the Afro-American masses, and the usefulness of feminist modes of inquiry. This collection offers fresh insight for approaching Hurston's compelling exploration of a black woman's extended search for self and community.
The personal dimension in Their eyes were watching God / Robert Hemenway
"Crayon enlargements of life" : Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God as autobiography / Nellie McKay
The politics of fiction, anthropology, and the folk : Zora Neale Hurston / Hazel V. Carby
Power, judgment, and narrative in a work of Zora Neale Hurston : feminist cultural studies / Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

Additional Information
Series American novel.
Subjects Hurston, Zora Neale. -- Their eyes were watching God.
African American women in literature.
Publisher Cambridge [England] ; New York :Cambridge University Press,1990
Contributors Awkward, Michael.
Language English
Description viii, 129 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-129).
ISBN 0521387752 (paperback)
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