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									Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston will forever be remembered as one of the greatest writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is widely considered to be a classic, as it recounts the spiritual journey of a black southern woman in inventive and beautiful detail. An anthropologist, essayist, theatrical producer, and novelist, Hurston was a renaissance woman in the truest sense.

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Fact File

Name:
Zora Neale Hurston
Date of Birth:
January 7, 1891
Place of Birth:
Eatonville, Florida
Date of Death:
January 28, 1960
Place of Death:
Fort Pierce, Florida
Education:
B.A., Barnard College, 1928 (the school's first black graduate). Went on to study anthropology at Columbia University.





Hurston's Classic

Selected Works

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								Their Eyes Were Watching God, Author: 
								Zora Neale Hurston.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
Regarded as a breakthrough in feminist literature, this novel about an African-American's quest for enlightenment and peace is Hurston's best-known work. Said Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, "There is no book more important than this one."

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								Moses, Man of the Mountain, Author: 
								Zora Neale Hurston, Foreword by Deborah E. McDowell.
*  Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934)
*  Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
*  Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)
*  Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1940)
*  Seraph on the Suwanee (1948)
*  Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folktales from the Gulf States (2001)

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The Collected Hurston

From Someone She Inspired ...

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								Zora Neale Hurston: Novels and Stories, Author: 
								Zora Neale Hurston, Cheryl A. Wall (Editor).

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Zora Neale Hurston: Novels and Stories
by Zora Neale Hurston, Cheryl A. Wall (Editor)
In 1995, Library of America published two volumes of Hurston's collected writings. Together, these books provide the reader with a handsome and definitive retrospective of Hurston's work.

*Zora Neale Hurston: Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings  by Cheryl A. Wall (Editor)
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								The Color Purple, Author: 
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The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and so many other important novels, holds a special admiration for Hurston, whom she calls one of "the least appreciated writers" of the 20th century.

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