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Zora Neale Hurston & American literary culture [electronic resource] / M. Genevieve West.

By: West, Margaret Genevieve.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xv, 300 p.).ISBN: 9780813039916 (electronic bk.); 0813039916 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hurston, Zora Neale -- Criticism and interpretation -- History | Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Appreciation -- United States | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Political and social views | African Americans in literature | Race in literature | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Critique et interpr�etation -- Histoire | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Appr�eciation -- �Etats-Unis | Hurston, Zora Neale -- Pens�ee politique et sociale | Politique et litt�erature -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Femmes et litt�erature -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Race dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Receptie | Hurston, Zora Neale | RezeptionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Zora Neale Hurston & American literary culture.DDC classification: 813/.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Negotiating ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance: the politics of Hurston's art and identity. -- Making a way: fighting "the line of least resistance" -- A highway through the wilderness. -- Voodoo: fact and fiction. -- "The tragedies of life" -- Talking back: taking a stand on race and politics. -- The making of an icon.
Summary: Genevieve West examines the cultural history of Zora Neale Hurston's writing and the reception of her work, in an attempt to explain why Hurston died in obscure poverty only to be reclaimed as an important Harlem Renaissance writer decades after her death.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 1997, under title: Zora Neale Hurston's place in America literary culture.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-284) and index.

Negotiating ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance: the politics of Hurston's art and identity. -- Making a way: fighting "the line of least resistance" -- A highway through the wilderness. -- Voodoo: fact and fiction. -- "The tragedies of life" -- Talking back: taking a stand on race and politics. -- The making of an icon.

Genevieve West examines the cultural history of Zora Neale Hurston's writing and the reception of her work, in an attempt to explain why Hurston died in obscure poverty only to be reclaimed as an important Harlem Renaissance writer decades after her death.

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