82. The Florida Project: Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston’s interest in Africana folklore feeds into her great novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
• Z. Hurston, “Hoodoo in America,” Journal of American Folklore 44 (1931), 317-417.
• Z.N. Hurston, Mules and Men (New York: 1990, originally published 1935).
• C.A. Wall (ed.), Zora Neale Hurston: Novels and Stories (New York: 1995) [includes Their Eyes Were Watching God].
• M. Awkward (eds), New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God (Cambridge: 1990).
• V. Boyd, Wrapped in Rainbows: the Life of Zora Neale Hurston (London: 2003).
• C. Crabtree, “The Confluence of Folklore, Feminism and Black Self-Determination in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Southern Literary Journal 17 (1985), 54-66.
• G.L. Cronin (ed.), Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston (New York: 1998).
• L. Diepeveen, “Folktales in the Harlem Renaissance,” American Literature 58 (1986), 64-81.
• H.L. Gates Jr and K.A. Appiah (eds), Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present (New York: 1993).
• L.D. Jennings (ed.), Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God (Evanston: 2013).
• R.E. Hemenway, Zora Neale Hurston: a Literary Biography (Urbana: 1980).
• L. King, The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston (Cambridge: 2008).
• D.G. Plant, Every Tub Must Sit on Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston (Urbana: 1995).
• L. Stewart, The Politics of Black Joy: Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-Abolitionism (Chicago: 2021).
• C.A. Wall, “Mules and Men and Women: Zora Neale Hurston’s Strategies of Narration and Visions of Female Empowerment,” Black American Literature Forum 23 (1989), 661-80.