Saturday, February 17, 2024

Zora Neale Hurston Revisited

"The sun was gone, but he had left his footprints in the sky."

(from Their Eyes Were Watching God)

"She jumped at the sun."

(from the narration of the excellent PBS documentary)

"Woman Looking Up," from 1984, was inspired by having read one of Zora Neale Hurston's books. I'm grateful to have read Their Eyes Were Watching God in the 1980s at a time when I needed a perspective on life that could sustain me for years to come and then to be reacquainted with Zora Neale Hurston through this documentary.

1 comment:

Barbara Rogers said...

Hurston was one of the few women authors who I found without any recommendations, or as part of study. I just heard who she was, and said, I want to know what she wrote. What an author!