Zora Neale Hurston


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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

3.93 avg rating — 259,067 ratings — published 1937 — 188 editions
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Barracoon: The Story of the...

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Dust Tracks on a Road

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Mules and Men

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I Love Myself When I Am Lau...

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Jonah's Gourd Vine

3.99 avg rating — 1,856 ratings — published 1934 — 19 editions
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Tell My Horse: Voodoo and L...

3.97 avg rating — 1,824 ratings — published 1938 — 16 editions
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Moses, Man of the Mountain

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“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
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“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
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“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
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