An overview of Zora Neale Hurstons career and place in literary history.
… when I first encountered essays by her admirers, let alone by her idolators. Reading Their Eyes Were Watching God dispels all skepticism, noted Bloom.
This controversy, along with legal and health problems, caused Hurstons career to fade through the 1940s and 1950s.
Zora Neale Hurstons career and place in literary history seemed to be cemented when her death went mostly unnoticed and her work became somewhat obscure through the 1960s and 70s. However, while the adult literary world let her image fade, she was an unknowing influence on many young African American writers, most …
… . Chelsea House Publishing. 1987
Novel Analysis: Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1999
Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston From the Federal Writers Project. Pamela Bordelon editor, biographical essays. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
Spunk: Selected Short Stories. Bob Callahan foreword. Marlowe & Company, 1997