Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism (Hardcover)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), the most prominent of the Harlem Renaissance women writers, was unique because her social and professional connections were not limited to literature but encompassed theatre, dance, film, anthropology, folklore, music, politics, high society, academia, and artistic bohemia. Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism consists of reviews of critical interpretations of Hurston's work. In addition to publication information, each selection is carefully crafted to capture the author's thesis in a short, pithy, analytical framework. Also included are original essays by eminent Hurston scholars that contextualize the bibliographic entries. Meticulously researched but accessible, these essays focus on gaps in Hurston criticism and outline new directions for Hurston scholarship in the twenty-first century. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this volume contains analytical summaries of the most important critical writings on Zora Neale Hurston from the 1970s to the present. In addition, entries from difficult-to-locate sources, such as small academic presses or international journals, can be found here.
Cynthia Davis is professor of English and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida). Verner D. Mitchell is professor of English and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Memphis. Davis and Mitchell are coauthors of three books, including Literary Sisters: Dorothy West and Her Circle, A Biography of the Harlem Renaissance (2012).