The Zora Neale Hurston Syllabus Project

The syllabi below have been generously donated by educators.

“A narrative of great power. Warm with friendly personality and pulsating with…profound eloquence and religious fervor.” —New York Times In the 1939 novel Moses, Man of the Mountain, based on the …

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Zora Neale Hurston journeyed through the American Gulf States for an anthropological study funded by Charlotte Osgood Mason, a wealthy philanthropist. Mules and Men, Hurston’s first major …

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“There is no book more important to me than this one.”—Alice Walker One of the most important works of 20th-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were …

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“Vivid, sometimes lyrical, occasionally strikingly dramatic, yet simple and unrestrained…an unusual and intensely interesting book richly packed with strange information.”—New York Times Book …

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Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explored new territory in her novel Seraph on the Suwanee—a story of two people at once deeply in love and …

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Mules and Men is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by Zora Neale Hurston, the storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings, and tall tales that …

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In 1930, two giants of African-American literature, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, joined forces to create a lively, insightful, often wildly farcical look inside a rural Southern black …

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“A bold and beautiful book, many a page priceless and unforgettable.”—Carl Sandburg Zora Neale Hurston’s first novel Jonah’s Gourd Vine, published in 1934, is based on the story of her parents’ …

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Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent …

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Zora Neale Hurston’s The Complete Stories is a landmark collection of short fiction that showcases the evolution of one of the greatest American authors. Spanning from 1921 to 1955, most of the tales …

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