Zora Neale Hurston

“Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

In addition to new editions of her work being published after a revival of interest in her in 1975, her manuscript Every Tongue Got to Confess (2001), a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives.”

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Novels

  • Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1934), novel
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), novel
  • Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939), novel
  • Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), autobiography
  • Seraph on the Suwanee (1948), novel
  • “What White Publishers Won’t Print” (Negro Digest, 1950)
  • I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader (Alice Walker, ed.) (1979)
  • The Sanctified Church (1981)
  • The Complete Stories (introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sieglinde Lemke) (1995)
  • Novels & Stories: Jonah’s Gourd Vine, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Seraph on the Suwanee, Selected Stories (Cheryl A. Wall, ed.) (Library of America, 1995)
  • Folklore, Memoirs, & Other Writings: Mules and Men, Tell My Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles (Cheryl A. Wall, ed.) (Library of America, 1995)
  • Barracoon (1999)
  • Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States (2001)
  • Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, collected and edited by Carla Kaplan (2003)

Non-Fiction

  • Mules and Men (1935), non-fiction
  • Tell My Horse (1938), non-fiction

Poetry

  • “Journey’s End” (Negro World, 1922), poetry
  • “Night” (Negro World, 1922), poetry
  • “Passion” (Negro World, 1922), poetry

Screenplays

  • Color Struck (Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 1925), play
  • Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life (play, with Langston Hughes; edited with introductions by George Houston Bass and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) (1991)

Short Stories

  • “Sweat” (1926), short story
  • “The Gilded Six-Bits” (1933), short story
  • Spunk: Selected Stories (1985)

Essays

  • “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” (1928), essay
  • “Hoodoo in America” (1931) in The Journal of American Folklore

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