Zora Neale Hurston | Critical Essay by Lisa Boyd

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Zora Neale Hurston.
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Critical Essay by Lisa Boyd

SOURCE: “The Folk, the Blues, and the Problems of Mule Bone,” in The Langston Hughes Review, Vol. XIII, No. 1, Fall-Spring, 1994-1995, pp. 33-44.

In the following essay, Boyd offers an initial evaluation of Mule Bone, a plays she suggests requires further critical study. She examines the famous literary quarrel of its authors, Hurston and Langston Hughes, and maintains that although the play presents stereotyped characters and a weak plot, it features a tragic sensibility beneath its comic surface.

Dream-singers Story-tellers Dancers Loud laughters in the hands of Fate—My people 

Langston Hughes, “My People”

“big picture talkers were using a side of the world for a canvas” 

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

We Who have nothing to lose Must laugh and dance Lest our...

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