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So Janie waited a bloom time, and a green time and an orange time. But when the pollen again gilded the sun and sifted down on the world she began to stand around the gate and expect things. What things? She didn't know exactly. Her breath was gusty and short. She knew things that nobody had ever told her. For instance, the words of the trees and the wind. She often spoke to falling seeds and said, 'Ah hope you fall on soft ground,' because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed. She knew the world was a stallion rolling in the blue pasture of ether. She knew that God tore down the old world every evening and built a new one by sun-up. It was wonderful to see it take form with the sun and emerge from the gray dust of its making. The familiar people and things had failed her so she hung over the gate and looked up the road towards way off. She knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie's first dream was dead, so she became a woman.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Her father later became mayor of the town which Hurston would glorify in her stories as a place where African Americans could live as they desired independent of white society. ) (Library of America 1995) ISBN 978-0-940450-84-4
Barracoon (1999)
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States (2001)
Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters collected and edited by Carla Kaplan (2003)
Collected Plays (2008)

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In 1989 PBS aired a drama based on Hurston's life entitled Zora is My Name!. Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness and an attempt to avoid by trickery the rules of the game as laid down.

Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 publiZora Neale Hurstond short stories plays and essays Zora Neale Hurston is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston (January 7 1891 – January 28 1960) was an American folklorist anthropologist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

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