Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston: The Common Bond (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets No.163)

Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston: The Common Bond (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets No.163)

By: Lillie P. Howard (author)Hardback

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While Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston are often linked together, few scholars have looked critically and systematically at what the two actually have in common. This study documents the many ways that Hurston has influenced Walker and demonstrates how Walker, by taking the best of Hurston and making it live in striking new ways, has accorded Hurston a literary immortality apart from that which Hurston earned in her own right. In so doing, Walker has also laid a solid foundation for her own literary reputation. Eleven African-American scholars have contributed their appraisals of this common bond, concentrating on parallels between Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Walker's The Color Purple; and Walker's tribute to Hurston, Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View, is reprinted.

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About Author

LILLIE P. HOWARD is Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wright State University. The author of Zora Neale Hurston (1980), she is working on a book on Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Contents

"The Call and the Response" Introduction: Alice and Zora: The Call and the Response by Lillie P. Howard Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View by Alice Walker Settling the Dust: Tracking Zora Through Alice Walker's "The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff" by Mary L. Navarro and Mary H. Sims Our People, Our People by Trudier Harris Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple A Sense of Wonder: The Pattern for Psychic Survival in Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple by Alice Fannin "That Which the Soul Lives By": Spirituality in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker by Mary Ann Wilson Redemption Through Redemption of the Self in Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple by Emma Waters Dawson Women and Words: Articulating the Self in Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Color Purple by Valerie Babb "The Humming": Expanding the Connections to Other Works by Walker and Hurston Searching for Zora in Alice's Garden: Rites of Passage in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland by JoAnne Cornwell-Giles Dynamics of Change: Men and Co-Feeling in the Fiction of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker by Anne Folwell Stanford Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker: A Transcendent Relationship--Jonah's Gourd Vine and The Color Purple by Ayana Karanja Benediction Selected Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/11/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780313257902
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780313257902
  • weight: 378
  • ISBN10: 0313257906

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