|Zora 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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Zora Neale Hurston
Date of Birth:
January 7, 1891
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
January 28, 1960
|Place of Death:
Fort Pierce, Florida
B.A., Barnard College, 1928 (the school's first black graduate). Went on to study anthropology at Columbia University.
|The Collected Hurston||From Someone She Inspired ... |
|Zora Neale Hurston: Novels and Stories|
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.
|The Color Purple|
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.