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Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston


Born
in Notasulga, Alabama, The United States
January 07, 1891

Died
January 28, 1960

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Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author. In 1925, shortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short-lived literary magazine Fire!! along with Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance.

Hurston applied her Barnard ethnographic training to document African American folklore in her critically acclaimed book Mules and Men along with fiction Their Eyes Were Watching God and dance, assembling a folk-based performance group that recreated her Southern tableau, with one performance on Broadway.

Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Haiti and conduct research on
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

3.96 avg rating — 304,521 ratings — published 1937 — 406 editions
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Barracoon: The Story of the...

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Dust Tracks on a Road

4.11 avg rating — 6,883 ratings — published 1942 — 373 editions
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Mules and Men

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I Love Myself When I Am Lau...

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Tell My Horse: Voodoo and L...

3.98 avg rating — 2,096 ratings — published 1938 — 19 editions
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Jonah's Gourd Vine

3.99 avg rating — 2,034 ratings — published 1934 — 21 editions
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Moses, Man of the Mountain

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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
Zora Neale Hurston

“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
Zora Neale Hurston, I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

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