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By Zora Neale Hurston

Glassman, Steve, and Kathryn Lee Seidel, eds. Zora in Florida. Orlando: University of Central Florida Press, 1991; distributed by University Presses of Florida.

Hurston, Zora Neale. The Complete Stories. With an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Sieglinde Lemke. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

--. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. With a foreword by Maya Angelou. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.

--. Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings. [New York]: Library of America, 1995; distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Books.

--. Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers' Project. Edited and with a biographical essay by Pamela Bordelon. New York: Norton, 1999.

--. I Love Myself When I Am Laughing . . . and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader. Edited by Alice Walker. With an introduction by Mary Helen Washington. Old Westbury, N.Y.: The Feminist Press, 1979.

--. Jonah's Gourd Vine: A Novel. With a foreword by Rita Dove. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.

--. Moses, Man of the Mountain. With a foreword by Deborah E. McDowell. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.

--. Mules and Men. With a preface by Franz Boas and a foreword by Arnold Rampersad. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.

--. Novels and Stories. [New York]: Library of America, c1995; distributed in the U.S. by Penguin Books.

--. The Sanctified Church. Berkeley, Calif.: Turtle Island, 1981.

--. Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel. With a foreword by Hazel V. Carby. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.

--. Sweat. Edited and with an introduction by Cheryl A. Wall. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

--. Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. With a foreword by Ishmael Reed. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.

--. Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel. With a foreword by Mary Helen Washington. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.

--. Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. Collected and edited by Carla Kaplan. New York: Doubleday, 2002.

--, and Langston Hughes. Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life. Edited and with introductions by George Houston Bass and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: HarperPerennial, [1991].

Nathiri, N. Y., ed and comp. Zora! Zora Neale Hurston, a Woman and her Community. Orlando: Sentinel Communications Co., 1991.


About Zora Neale Hurston

Bloom, Harold, ed. Zora Neale Hurston. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003.

Boyd, Valerie. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Scribner, 2003.

Campbell, Josie P. Student Companion to Zora Neale Hurston. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Carter-Sigglow, Janet. Making her Way with Thunder: A Reappraisal of Zora Neale Hurston's Narrative Art. New York: P. Lang, 1994.

Cronin, Gloria L., ed. Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston. New York: G. K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998.

Davis, Rose Parkman. Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography and Reference Guide. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and K.A. Appiah, eds. Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. New York: Amistad, 1993; distributed in the U.S. by Penguin USA.

Grant, Alice Morgan, ed. All about Zora: Views and Reviews by Colleagues and Scholars at the Academic Conference of the First Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts, January 26-27, 1990, Eatonville, Florida. Winter Park, Fla.: Four-G Publishers, 1991.

Hemenway, Robert E. Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. With a foreword by Alice Walker. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

Hill, Lynda Marion. Social Rituals and the Verbal Art of Zora Neale Hurston. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1996.

Holloway, Karla F. C. The Character of the Word: The Texts of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Howard, Lillie P., ed. Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston: The Common Bond. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Karanja, Ayana I. Zora Neale Hurston: The Breath of Her Voice. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

Lowe, John. Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Meisenhelder, Susan Edwards. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Race and Gender in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1999.

Miles, Diana. Women, Violence and Testimony in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: P. Lang, 2003.

Peters, Pearlie Mae Fisher. The Assertive Woman in Zora Neale Hurston's Fiction, Folklore, and Drama. New York: Garland Pub., 1998.

Plant, Deborah G. Every Tub Must Sit on Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

Sheffey, Ruthe T., ed. A Rainbow round Her Shoulder: The Zora Neale Hurston Symposium Papers. [Baltimore]: Morgan State University Press, 1982.

Zora Neale Hurston Society. The Zora Neale Hurston Forum: Official Publication of the Zora Neale Hurston Society. Baltimore, Md.: The Zora Neale Hurston Society, 1986- .

For information about the Zora Neale Hurston Trust, contact Victoria Sanders, 241 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 11H, New York, N.Y. 10014, tel. 212-633-8811.


Related Materials at the Library of Congress

Zora Neale Hurston: Recordings, Manuscripts, and Ephemera in the Archive of Folk Culture and Other Division of the Library of Congress. American Folklife Center.

In American Memory

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942. This collection includes material recorded by Zora Neale Hurston.

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. This collection includes several photographs of Hurston, most if not all taken during her 1935 field trip to Florida with John Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax.

Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964. This collection includes a photographic portrait of Hurston.