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Zora Neale Hurston

Date de naissance: 7. janvier 1891
Date de décès: 28. janvier 1960
Autres noms:Зора Ніл Герстон,زورا نیل هرستون

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Zora Neale Hurston était une écrivaine d'origine afro-américaine qui participa au mouvement de la Renaissance de Harlem, notamment avec son roman Their Eyes Were Watching God .

Elle est née le 7 janvier 1891 à Notasulga. Elle fit des études à l'université Howard puis au Barnard College où elle fut diplômée d'anthropologie en 1928. Elle participa à la Renaissance de Harlem en produisant le magazine littéraire Fire!! avec Langston Hughes et Wallace Thurman. Elle s'intéressa au folklore noir-américain et au vaudou haïtien.

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Citations Zora Neale Hurston

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„I love myself when I am laughing... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.“

— Zora Neale Hurston, I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

„Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me.“

— Zora Neale Hurston
Context: Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me. But in the main, I feel like a brown bag of miscellany propped against a wall. Against a wall in company with other bags, white, red and yellow. Pour out the contents, and there is discovered a jumble of small things priceless and worthless. A first-water diamond, an empty spool, bits of broken glass, lengths of string, a key to a door long since crumbled away, a rusty knife-blade, old shoes saved for a road that never was and never will be, a nail bent under the weight of things too heavy for any nail, a dried flower or two still a little fragrant. In your hand is the brown bag. On the ground before you is the jumble it held — so much like the jumble in the bags, could they be emptied, that all might be dumped in a single heap and the bags refilled without altering the content of any greatly. A bit of colored glass more or less would not matter. Perhaps that is how the Great Stuffer of Bags filled them in the first place — who knows?

„I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out.“

— Zora Neale Hurston
Context: I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out. It must be a good thing if everybody praises it like that. If our government has been willing to go to war and sacrifice billions of dollars and millions of men for the idea I think that I ought to give the thing a trial. The only thing that keeps me from pitching head long into this thing is the presence of numerous Jim Crow laws on the statute books of the nation. I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels. "Crazy for This Democracy" in Negro Digest (December 1945).

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„I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels.“

— Zora Neale Hurston
Context: I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out. It must be a good thing if everybody praises it like that. If our government has been willing to go to war and sacrifice billions of dollars and millions of men for the idea I think that I ought to give the thing a trial. The only thing that keeps me from pitching head long into this thing is the presence of numerous Jim Crow laws on the statute books of the nation. I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels. "Crazy for This Democracy" in Negro Digest (December 1945).

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„Research is formalized curiosity“

— Zora Neale Hurston
Context: Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein. Ch. 10 : Research, p. 143.

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