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Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God free pdf Zora Neale Hurston wrote her most famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, while in Haiti on a trip funded by a Guggenheim fellowship to research the region s transatlantic folk and religious culture- this work grounded what would become her ethnography Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. The essays in Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God persuasively demonstrate that Hurston s study of Haitian Voudoun informed the characterization, plotting, symbolism, and theme of her novel. Much in the way that Voudoun and its North American derivative Voodoo are syncretic religions, Hurston s fiction enacts a syncretic, performative practice of reference, freely drawing upon Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and Haitian Voudoun mythologies for its political, aesthetic, and philosophical underpinnings. Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God connects Hurston s work more firmly to the cultural and religious flows of the African diaspora and to the literary practice by twentieth-century American writers of subscripting in their fictional texts symbols and beliefs drawn from West and Central African religions. "

About Professor La Vinia Delois Jennings

La Vinia Delois Jennings is Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Author : Professor La Vinia Delois Jennings
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Data Published : 30 July 2013
ISBN : 0810129086
EAN : 9780810129085
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 276 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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