Their Eyes Were Watching God : Zora Neale Hurston / Edition 2

Their Eyes Were Watching God : Zora Neale Hurston / Edition 2

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by Harold Bloom
     
 

Critics have suggested that Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God has helped revise a male-dominated literary canon. This new collection of essays explores this once forgotten novel and the evolving sensibilities that have marked its rediscovery and subsequent reception. Harold Bloom's perceptive introduction discusses the literary tradition that… See more details below

Overview

Critics have suggested that Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God has helped revise a male-dominated literary canon. This new collection of essays explores this once forgotten novel and the evolving sensibilities that have marked its rediscovery and subsequent reception. Harold Bloom's perceptive introduction discusses the literary tradition that influenced Hurston and the creation of her strong protagonist. The diverse selection of critical commentary adds detail and depth to students' understanding of the novel and its newfound status as an essential and illuminating classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791097885
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Modern Critical Interpretations Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
491,215
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's Note     vii
Introduction   Harold Bloom     1
Literacy and Hibernation   Robert B. Stepto     5
"I Love the Way Janie Crawford Left Her Husbands": Zora Neale Hurston's Emergent Female Hero   Mary Helen Washington     9
The Politics of Fiction, Anthropology, and the Folk: Zora Neale Hurston   Hazel V. Carby     23
Language, Speech, and Difference in Their Eyes Were Watching God   Cynthia Bond     41
Naming and Power in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God   Sigrid King     57
Laughin' Up a World: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the (Wo)Man of Words   John Lowe     71
"Mink Skin or Coon Hide": The Janus-faced Narrative of Their Eyes Were Watching God   Susan Edwards Meisenhelder     117
"The porch couldn't talk for looking": Voice and Vision in Their Eyes Were Watching God   Deborah Clarke     147
"The Hierarchy Itself": Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and the Sacrifice of Narrative Authority   Ryan Simmons     167
"Some Other Way to Try": From Defiance to Creative Submission in Their Eyes Were Watching God   Shawn E. Miller     185
Chronology     205
Contributors     209
Bibliography     211
Acknowledgments     215
Index     217

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