Monday, February 28, 2011
The Literary Alphabet - Installment Four
Zora Neale Hurston, author, folklorist, anthropologist. One of the preeminent writers of twentieth century [African-American] literature, Hurston’s work has influenced many authors including Alice Walker, whose 1975 article, “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston,” revived interested in the artist. Closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is used in many college classrooms to date.