Drenched in Light Overview“Drenched in Light” is a short story by Zora Neale Hurston. It was written in the 1920s, and it takes place in rural Florida. The story takes place over the span of less than one day, and it focuses on the tumultuous relationship between an energetic African-American girl named Isis and her strict, short-tempered grandmother. The story explores themes of race, class, family dysfunction, identity, joy, and hardship.
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Zora Neale Hurston Biographies (5)
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Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960), folklorist and novelist, was best known for her collection of African American folklore Mules and Men (1935) and her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), in whic...
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"Zora was funny, irreverent (she was the first to call the Harlem Renaissance literati the 'niggerati'), good-looking and sexy," wrote Alice Walker. Having been one of the most prolific African-Americ...
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From the 1930s through the 1960s, Zora Neale Hurston was the most prolific and accomplished black woman writer in America. During that thirty-year period she published seven books, numerous short st...
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Zora Neale Hurston achieved moderate success during the Harlem Renaissance as a short-story writer and a collector of black-American folklore. Her stories deserve attention beyond the concerns of bla...
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Biography EssayFrom the 1930s through the 1960s, Zora Neale Hurston was the most prolific and accomplished black woman writer in America. During that thirtyyear period she published seven books, many ...