Warren J. Carson (essay date 1991)
SOURCE: “Hurston as Dramatist: The Florida Connection,” in Zora in Florida, University of Central Florida Press, 1991, pp. 121-29.
[In the following essay, Carson discusses Hurston's early “Florida” plays: Color Struck, The First One, and The Fiery Chariot.]
While a considerable amount of scholarly work exists on the writing career of Zora Neale Hurston, the bulk of it concerns her novels, in particular Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), which is considered by most to be her finest literary achievement. Her other works, including short stories, folklore studies, and the autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road (1942),...
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