It was Hurston's work with the Florida FWP which allowed her to write and publish Jonah's Gourd Vine
, Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Moses, Man of the Mountain.
Having a gourd vine
covering my 10' x 12' greenhouse was
English, literature, Africana studies, and religion scholars from the US outline her editions and anthologies, publication history, and resurgence in the literary scene; ways to teach the novel through its radical politics, use of folk culture, dialect, humor, within the context of reviews, within the context of feminism and bigamy, and as an introduction to deconstruction; and teaching other novels like Jonah's Gourd Vine
, Moses, Man of the Mountain, and Seraph on the Suwanee; her anthropological works Mules and Men and Tell My Horse; her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road; the short story "The Gilded Six Bits"; and plays The First One, Color Struck, and Mule Bone.
The author analyzes Georgia Douglas Johnson's Plums, Blue Blood, Bronze, A Sunday Morning in the South, Blue-Eyed Black Boy, and Safe; Zora Neale Hurston's Color Struck, Dust Tracks on a Road (her autobiography), The First One, Jonah's Gourd Vine
, Their Eyes Were Watching God, "Spunk," some of her research on voodoo and folklore, and some of her revues; Alice Childress's Wedding Band, Wine in the Wilderness, Trouble in Mind, and Florence; Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and her memoirs in To Be Young, Gifted and Black, and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, as well as the unfinished Toussaint; Adrienne Kennedy's Funny House of a Negro, The Owl Answers, A Rat's Mass, A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White, and Sleep Deprivation Chamber.
Under the entry "Joe Clarke," eight works are listed: "The Eatonville Anthology," Mule Bone, Color Struck, "The Bone of Contention," Dust Tracks on a Road, "Sweat," "Uncle Monday," and Jonah's Gourd Vine
Jonah's Gourd Vine
, in many ways a pre-text for Their Eyes, examines many of the same issues of voice and identity with a male protagonist.
attacks on reading," Jonah's Gourd Vine
, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, and Seraph on the Suwanee contribute to our evolving understanding of the "important but unfashionable figure of the superman.
Scholars familiar with Hurston's writing know that representations of washing and cleanliness recur in her work, perhaps most significantly in Jonah's Gourd Vine
(1934), the brilliant "Gilded Six-Bits" (1933), and "Sweat" (1926).
Cronin, is a collection of book reviews and articles which address Hurston's four novels, Jonah's Gourd Vine
(1934), Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939), and Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); her autobiography Dust Tracks On a Road (1942); three collections of folklore, Mules and Men (1935), Tell My Horse (1938), and Sanctified Church (1983); the play Mule Bone (1991); and selected short stories from The Complete Stories (1995).
Hurston the artist regarded such polemics with the same displeasure that a member of the congregation showed in Jonah's Gourd Vine
after she heard a man of God speak on the "race problem": "'Dat wan't no sermon.
A recent search of the MLA database yielded 114 items for Their Eyes, 20 for Dust Tracks on a Road, 15 for Mules and Men, 8 for Jonah's Gourd Vine
, and 4 each for Tell My Horse, Moses, Man of the Mountain, and Seraph on the Suwanee.
In Jonah's Gourd Vine
and Dust Tracks on a Road, Hurston looked to black experience exclusively.
Using Zora Neale Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine
as a starting point, Fox argues that, although the slave master succeeded in suppressing the physical drum, he failed to eradicate the one in the "skins.
New biographical discoveries prove the extent to which this is true, and reveal to an even greater extent than previously suspected the autobiographical content of Jonah's Gourd Vine
Jonah's Gourd Vine
, her first novel, was based on the oral text of what she had been told about the marriage of her parents.