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The Eatonville Anthology Essay | Critical Essay #4

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Critical Essay #4

In the following essay, Bus discusses "The Eatonville Anthology" as an example of a presentation of a stable community in which change is not desirable. Such a work is more correctly read as an example of storytelling, not drama.

... In his Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography Robert E. Hemenway highly praises "The Eatonville Anthology":

It is pure Zora Neale Hurston. part fiction, part folklore, part biography, all told with great economy, an eye for authentic detail, and a perfect ear for dialect ... It is Hurston's most effective attempt at representing the original tale-telling context .. the best written representation of her oral art

"The Eatonville Anthology" consists of fourteen individual pieces. In contrast to Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology (1915) the titles of the sections do not disclose an apparent ordering device, although the combination of place name and "anthology" implies a deeper kinship between the two works...

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