Zora Neale Hurston | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Myles Raymond Hurd

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Zora Neale Hurston.
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Critical Essay by Myles Raymond Hurd

SOURCE: Hurd, Myles Raymond. “What Goes Around Comes Around: Characterization, Climax, and Closure in Hurston's ‘Sweat’.” Langston Hughes Review 12, no. 2 (fall 1993): 7-15.

In the following essay, Hurd offers a thematic and stylistic analysis of “Sweat.”

Shortly after her 1925 arrival in New York City from Washington, D.C., and her native Eatonville, Florida, Zora Neale Hurston sought to make her literary presence known by entering a contest in creative writing sponsored by Charles S. Johnson, editor of Opportunity, and by having one of her prize-winning fictions reprinted in Alain Locke's The New Negro (1925). Inspired by the encouragement of these well-known Black editors, Hurston felt confident enough in 1926 to join forces with Wallace Thurman and Langston Hughes in coediting Fire!!, a journal designed to “epater le bourgeois...

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