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  • Spunk The Selected Stories of Zora Neale Hurston
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 9781569247433

10 thoughts on “Spunk The Selected Stories of Zora Neale Hurston

  1. says:

    I think this collection of eight short stories is a great introduction to Zora Neale Hurston I loved the passion in these stories the rich dialogue between the characters and Hurston’s humour In one story she writes a story ‘Isis’ about a little girl who I suspect to be Hurston herself overcome with pity by the hopelessness she sees on her grandmother’s person and decides to shave off her whiskers I’ve read Zora’s autobiography ‘Dust Tracks on a Road’ so I recognized the locale of her upbringing in some of these stories Also knowing that Hurston was interested in the spiritual world and mythology meant I wasn’t surprised by some of the themes she explored biblical themes and the supernatural in particular Additionally her respect for different dialects is clear by the fact that she wrote the stories using the southern African American vernacular In particular this uote from ‘Dust Tracks on a Road’ exemplifies her feelings about language “It seemed to me that the human beings I met reacted pretty much the same to the same stimuli Different idiomsyes Circumstances and conditions having power to influence yes Inherent difference no”A very enjoyable read


  2. says:

    I'll be reviewing the title story; My introduction to Zora Neale Hurston Very effective use of symbolism and a sort of open ended speculation of supernatural influence I was impressed at the particular symbolism of one of the characters' name Elijah yes the biblical allusion is subtle but I think it is there This story surprisingly reminds me of ancient Greek tragedy in a few ways I definitely think of Sophocles while reading this


  3. says:

    I love how Hurston is able to create such rich believable characters in so few words I can see myself and my neighbors in her characters even when they were only introduced a page ago The dialogue is so down to Earth and realistic The one problem I have with it is that the dialectic writing can be very difficult to understand I found that it helped me to read it out loud Hearing the words instead of just reading them helped the flow of the text and it helped me catch on to what she was trying to convey with certain spellings of words This is a great uick read full of beautiful writing and comments on humanity as a whole


  4. says:

    I was assigned Zora Neal Hurston at some point in high school but I didn’t read her because I didn’t do anything anyone told me to do when I was in high school because I was ? an asshole In any event—this was lots of fun Hurston has a gift for the vernacular I loved her Harlem Bible an idiosyncratic viewpoint and a knowledge of an overlooked at the time aspect of Americana Sorry Ms Cox you were right all along


  5. says:

    A couple of these stories will trundle down the years the title story named for a big character in it and Sweat which can be called a feminist African American story rather like Hurston's Their Eyes In Sweat the female protagonist Delia has the house and makes the money by doing White folks' laundry which her husband Sykes objects to She also has the buckboard and horse which her husband borrows to see his mistress Sykes has had other women since the first year of their mariage when he would go to Orlando and spend all his money Now Sykes objects to Delia's work on racial grounds but also on Sabbatarian grounds a good Christian ought not work on Sunday the day the story begins Delia sorts and soaks the Whites' whites so she can get through all the laundry to deliver them next Saturday Delia tells Sykes My sweat is done paid for this house Neighbor men see Delia go by and tell us all we need to know about Sykes and how they would like to treat him and his girlfriend to an old fashioned skimmington though they don't call it that When Sykes brings a menacing pet into the house Delia threatens court action described as it happens in Their Eyes Ah'm goin' to de white folks 'bout you The least that can be said this story ends in justice not without revenge too It is very satisfying and ironic


  6. says:

    Great short stories The diverse settings from Eatonville to Damascus to Harlem was refreshingly surprising


  7. says:

    It is said that Zora Neale Huston's work sparked one of the major literary revivals of our time especially among women writers Reading this slim volume will show a reader why So much variety of both subject matter and style Some of these stories take place in Eatonville Florida some in Harlem and one is about Herod The author had an interest in the true historical Herod not just our perceptions of him The writing here is splendid unusual some of it wrapped up in black man's lingo from the 1950s Unfortunately Hurston died young about 59 years old and didn't live to grace us with stories from a mind that didn't seem to miss a thing The stories and the writing are unusual I'd recommend this book to those who like literary works and can appreciate a different culture in a different time


  8. says:

    This is a compilation of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching Godfirst short stories If you don't want to read heavy southern dialect and are easily offended don't read this I loved it Her love of language brings you face to face with her characters From Isie Watts who literally dances her way out of trouble to Jelly cause Jam don't shake who is unsuccessfully trying to pimp himself out for his next meal you won't forget her characters


  9. says:

    This is the only collection of Hurstons stories that I've found in stores so far I'd like to someday find her complete published stories because I've seen that it does exist In the mean time this collection is an excellent selection Her writing is so varied and always a treat she was certainly one of the greatest American authors and it's uite a shame she has so little fiction works finished andor published If you've got a craving for of this authors work and see this cheap at the shop then pick it up If you're shopping online and have your pick from the gamut look for something definitive and complete


  10. says:

    A collection of eight of Zora Neale Hurston’s short stories spanning from 1925 1942 In all of the stories I loved her use of language and dialect the glossary towards the end was entertaining; some I knew as are now common some I guessed some I wouldn’t have a clueMy favourite was “Sweat” primarily because it was a good look at revenge and justice I also liked “The Gilded Six Bits” which looks at love betrayal and ultimately forgiveness You can see the biblical influences in a lot of her stories “Book of Harlem” was written as if a biblical chapter


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And insightful pictures of black life in the South were written between 1924 and 1942 The title story won several awards when it was published in 1925 This is the only collection of Hurstons stories that I've found in stores so far I'd like to someday find her complete published stories because I've seen that it does exist In the mean time this collection is an excellent selection Her writing is so varied and always a treat she was certainly one of the greatest American authors and it's uite a shame she has so little fiction works finished andor published If you've got a craving for of this authors work and see this cheap at the shop then pick it up If you're shopping online and have your pick from the gamut look for something definitive and complete

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A delightful collection portraying the energy and dynamism of black culture includes the noted author's early works and follows her evolution into a li I love how Hurston is able to create such rich believable characters in so few words I can see myself and my neighbors in her characters even when they were only introduced a page ago The dialogue is so down to Earth and realistic The one problem I have with it is that the dialectic writing can be very difficult to understand I found that it helped me to read it out loud Hearing the words instead of just reading them helped the flow of the text and it helped me catch on to what she was trying to convey with certain spellings of words This is a great uick read full of beautiful writing and comments on humanity as a whole


About the Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and Selected Stories PDF/EPUB è author In shortly before entering Barnard College Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem producing the short lived literary magazine Fire along with Spunk The eBook Ï Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman This literary movement became the center of the Harlem RenaissanceHurston applied her Barnard ethnographic tr.