Every Tongue Got to Confess

Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741807
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 376
Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work
Author: Sharon Lynette Jones
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143812693X
Category: African American authors
Page: 288
View: 2721
Zora Neale Hurston, one the first great African-American novelists, was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an inspiration for future generations of writers. Widely studied in high school literature courses, her novels are admired for their depiction of Southern black culture and their strong female characters. Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston is a reliable and up-to-date resource for high school and college-level students, providing reliable information on Hurston's life and work. This new volume covers all her writings, including Their Eyes Were Watching God; her landmark works of folklore and anthropology, such as Mules and Men; and shorter works, such as her story The Gilded Six-Bits.

Enzyklopädie des Märchens: Suchen-Verführung

Author: Kurt Ranke,Hermann Bausinger,Rolf Wilhelm Brednich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110237679
Category: Reference
Page: 736
View: 6340

Suchen - Verführung

Author: Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110237687
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
View: 779
Review text: "Der Band bietet wiederum eine Fülle von Informationen, die nicht nur für Erzählforscher, Philologen und Ethnologen, sondern auch für alle interessierten Laien wertvoll sind."Leander Petzoldt in: Germanistik Redaktion 2011, Band 52, Heft 1-2.

Zora Neale Hurston

Collected Plays
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813542928
Category: Drama
Page: 389
View: 7662
Though she died penniless and forgotten, Zora Neale Hurston is now recognized as a major figure in African American literature. Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she also published numerous short stories and essays, three other novels, and two books on black folklore. Even avid readers of Hurston's prose, however, may be surprised to know that she was also a serious and ambitious playwright throughout her career. Although several of her plays were produced during her lifetime--and some to public acclaim--they have languished in obscurity for years. Even now, most critics and historians gloss over these texts, treating them as supplementary material for understanding her novels. Yet, Hurston's dramatic works stand on their own merits and independently of her fiction. Now, eleven of these forgotten dramatic writings are being published together for the first time in this carefully edited and annotated volume. Filled with lively characters, vibrant images of rural and city life, biblical and folk tales, voodoo, and, most importantly, the blues, readers will discover a "real Negro theater" that embraces all the richness of black life.

Autobiography of a Freedom Rider

My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights
Author: Thomas Armstrong,Natalie Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757391710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
View: 7734
In the segregated Deep South when lynching and Klansmen and Jim Crow laws ruled, there stood a line of foot soldiers ready to sacrifice their lives for the right to vote, to enter rooms marked "White Only," and to live with simple dignity. They were called Freedom Riders and Thomas M. Armstrong was one of them. This is his story as well as a look ahead at the work still to be done. June, 1961. Thomas M. Armstrong, determined to challenge segregated interstate bus travel in Mississippi, courageously walks into a Trailways bus station waiting room in Jackson. He is promptly arrested for his part in a strategic plan to gain national attention. The crime? Daring to share breathing space marked "Whites Only." Being of African-American descent in the Mississippi Deep South was literally a crime if you overstepped legal or even unspoken cultural bounds in 1961. The consequences of defying entrenched societal codes could result in brutal beatings, displacement, even murder with no recourse for justice in a corrupt political machine, thick with the grease of racial bias. The Freedom Rides were carefully orchestrated and included both black-and-white patriots devoted to the cause of de-segregation. Autobiography of a Freedom Rider details the strategies employed behind the scenes that resulted in a national spectacle of violence so stunning in Alabama and Mississippi that Robert Kennedy called in Federal marshals. Armstrong's burning need to create social change for his fellow black citizens provides the backdrop of this richly woven memoir that traces back to his great-grandparents as freed slaves, examines the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the devastating personal repercussions Armstrong endured for being a champion of those rights, the sweet taste of progressive advancement in the past 50 years, and a look ahead at the work still to be done. Hundreds were arrested for their part in the Freedom Rides, Thomas M. Armstrong amongst them. But it is the authors' quest to give homage to "the true heroes of the civil rights movement . . . the everyday black Southerners who confronted the laws of segregation under which they lived . . . the tens of thousands of us who took a chance with our lives when we decided that no longer would we accept the legacy of exclusion that had robbed our ancestors of hope and faith in a just society."

Opening Acts

Performance In/as Communication and Cultural Studies
Author: Judith Hamera
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412905583
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
View: 7531
Opening Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Criticism offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture. offers new, rigorous ways to analyze communication and culture through performance. Editor Judith Hamera, along with a distinguished list of contributors, provides students with cutting-edge readings of everyday life, space, history, and intersections of all three, using a critical performance-based approach. This text makes three significant contributions to the field - it familiarizes readers with the core elements and commitments of performance-based analysis, links performance-based analysis to theoretical and analytical perspectives in communication and cultural studies, and provides engaging examples of how to use performance as a critical tool to open up communication and culture.

Zora Neale Hurston

A Life in Letters
Author: Carla Kaplan, Ph.D.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307430367
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 912
View: 7421
“ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive. Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book. Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection; she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurston’s life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it. From her enrollment at Baltimore’s Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurston’s spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Listening to the Wise Ones

Personal Narrative as a Window Into Traditional Black Neighborhoods in Mobile, AL
Author: Kern Michael Jackson
Publisher: N.A
Page: 616
View: 9705

Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: edition fünf
ISBN: 394237479X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
View: 979
Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

Eine Geschichte von zwei Städten

Buch 1-3
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 3962815848
Category: Fiction
Page: 687
View: 7860
Illustrierte Fassung Schauplatz des Romans sind Paris und London. Erzählt wird die Lebensgeschichte von Dr. Manette, seiner Tochter Lucie und deren Ehemann Charles Darnay in den Wirren der Französischen Revolution. Als Charles von den Revolutionären zum Tode verurteilt wird, rettet ihm der junge Anwalt Sydney Carton, der in Lucie verliebt ist, das Leben: Er will anstelle von Lucies Gatten das Schafott besteigen. Unter den Eindrücken von seinem Aufenthalt in Paris im Winter 1855 und basierend auf den Berichten des Schotten Thomas Carlyle über die Französische Revolution schrieb Dickens ein Buch voller Traurigkeit. Der Bote bahnte sich einen Weg durch die unsaubere Menge, die sich in Gruppen um diesen unheimlichen Platz gesammelt hatte, mit dem Geschick eines Mannes, der sicher zu gehen gewohnt ist, fand bald die Tür, die er suchte, auf und bot sein Billett durch eine Falle hinein. Denn damals mussten die Leute ebenso gut zahlen, wenn sie das Spiel in Old Bailey, wie wenn sie das in Bedlam sehen wollten, nur mit dem Unterschied, dass das erstere viel höher zu stehen kam. Deshalb waren auch alle Türen von Old Bailey wohl gehütet, natürlich die menschenfreundlichen Türen ausgenommen, durch die die Verbrecher hineinkamen, und die immer weit offen standen. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: G-P

Author: Anand Prahlad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780313330377
Category: African Americans
Page: 1557
View: 6336


Author: Banana Yoshimoto
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 325760646X
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 8682
Sechs bitterzarte, komische und tröstliche Geschichten über Menschen, die den Schritt endlich wagen: sich zu einer festen Beziehung bekennen, heiraten wollen und die dabei ihre Unsicherheit und Orientierungslosigkeit nicht verschweigen.

American Folktales

From the Collections of the Library of Congress
Author: Carl Lindahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780765680624
Category: Folklore
Page: 729
View: 8850
Publisher's description: This two-volume collection of folktales represents some of the finest examples of American oral tradition. Drawn from the largest archive of American folk culture, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the first-of-its-kind set includes magic tales, legends, jokes, tall tales, and personal narratives -- over 200 in all, many of which have never been previously transcribed or published. Eminent folklorist and award-winning author Carl Lindahl selected and transcribed over 200 recording sessions -- many from the 1920s and 1930s -- that span the twentieth century, including recent material drawn from the September 11th project. This varied collection is organized in chapters by storyteller, tale type, or region, representing diverse American cultures from Appalachia and the Midwest to Native American and Latino traditions. Each chapter begins by discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions, and then introduces and presents each tale, so that the collection is equally accessible to high school students, general readers, or scholars. Multiple indexes further aid in locating tales by motif and tale type, storyteller, and geographical origin.

Schwarze Haut, weiße Masken

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851326765
Page: 230
View: 7971

Books Out Loud

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Audiobooks
Page: N.A
View: 7530

Tanz der Toten

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN: 9783404156269
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 3106
Anita Blake ist daran gewöhnt, die Jägerin zu sein. Doch plötzlich hat sie einen Auftragskiller im Nacken und alle Hände voll damit zu tun, einfach nur zu überleben. Ein Unbekannter hat einen Preis von einer halben Million Dollar auf ihren Kopf ausgesetzt. Innerhalb von 24 Stunden soll sie aus dem Weg geräumt werden. Anita setzt alles daran, herauszufinden, wer ihr nach dem Leben trachtet. Als ob das nicht Ärger genug wäre, muss sich Anita auch noch zwischen zwei Männern entscheiden. Und wenn es sich bei dem einen um einen Vampir und bei dem anderen um einen Werwolf handelt, ist diese Wahl ein Spiel mit dem Feuer. Horror-Fans aufgepasst: Die Steigerung zu "Buffy" heißt Anita Blake!

In der Tiefe der Nacht

Die Lloyd-Hopkins-Trilogie
Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843718458
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9502
»Ellroy ist der wohl wahnsinnigste unter den lebenden Dichtern und Triebtätern der amerikanischen Literatur.« Süddeutsche Zeitung Lloyd Hopkins, der Sergeant mit den ungewöhnlichen Ermittlungsmethoden, stößt bei seinen Untersuchungen in einem rätselhaften Mordfall auf den Mediziner Dr. John Havilland. Dieser ist nicht nur ein genialer Arzt, sondern auch ein brutaler Mörder …

Verheissene Erde

Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783426011775
Category: South Africa
Page: 1048
View: 2212