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Zora Neale Hurston. (1891-1960). Background Information. Wrote fiction and essays, researching black communities, and conducting field studies in anthropology Died in poverty and obscurity Alice Walker ( The Color Purple) launched a Hurston revival in 1973

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background information
Background Information
  • Wrote fiction and essays, researching black communities, and conducting field studies in anthropology
  • Died in poverty and obscurity
  • Alice Walker (The Color Purple) launched a Hurston revival in 1973
  • The book remained out of print for nearly thirty years
  • In 1937 a white reviewer praised the novel as a “rich and racy love story, if somewhat awkward”
  • Hurston was severely criticized for not writing fiction in the protest tradition (Did not depict the harsher side of black life in the South)
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Background Information
  • Claimed birthday, January 7, 1901, Eatonville, FL
  • Actually born in 1891 in Notasulga, AL
  • Moved to Eatonville when 1 or 2
  • Zora’s dad was a carpenter and preacher
    • Mayor of Eatonville several times
  • Left home to work for traveling theater
  • Went back to high school in 1917 in Baltimore – entered Harvard University in 1920
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Background Information
  • She was shocking to Harlem – smoked in public
  • Started taking classes at Barnard College, studied anthropology and folklore
  • First African American writer and author to describe folk culture through literature
their eyes were watching god
Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Janie is a black woman living in Florida during 1920-1935
  • Hurston’s heroine Janie does more than live through her experiences. As she retells her life’s events to her friend Pheoby, Janie meditates on the meaning of the past.
  • Janie develops from romantic to realist to seer.
  • Janie is modern in her feminist sense of herself, her way of moving on when circumstances would otherwise condemn her to an inauthentic life.
  • A novel of self-discovery