Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Memory--Zora Neale Hurston

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"No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you."
Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960

January 7 is the birthday of southern-born Zora Neale Hurston, an influential African-American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and poet.   An author closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston is well known for Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).

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Information about the author's life and work is available at the Zora Neale Hurston official website.  Extensive biographical sketches of the author can be found on and Gale Cengage.  Hurston's contributions to American literature are significant, and her plays are included in the Library of Congress American Memory Project.  Fans of the author will also be interested in the Zora Neale Hurston Museum website.

Read more about the Harlem Renaissance at this link from Encyclopaedia Britannica online.


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