The Resource Jump at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy, John Lowe

Jump at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy, John Lowe

Label
Jump at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy
Title
Jump at the sun
Title remainder
Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy
Statement of responsibility
John Lowe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the writer/anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, humor offered "a way out of no way," helping African American culture survive the harsh realities of life. The humor in Hurston's writing was a vehicle for subversive observations on intolerable conditions, yet it also provided a joyous commentary on the paradoxically creative and exuberant folk culture of an oppressed people. John Lowe explores the comic elements of Hurston's fiction in the first book-length critical study to draw on her entire body of work. Tracing connections between Hurston's life and the cultural, historical, and literary events that affected her, Lowe reveals the sources of her humor and its serious purposes by using social science humor theory, American studies, feminist theory, Bakhtin, and close readings of Hurston's fiction, nonfiction, manuscripts, and letters. Lowe also shows how Hurston balanced her levity with a resonant cosmic language drawn largely from African and African American religious imagery
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowe, John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
Z77 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Women and literature
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Literature and folklore
  • African Americans in literature
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • Cosmology in literature
  • Folklore in literature
  • Récits humoristiques américains
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • Littérature et folklore
  • Folklore dans la littérature
  • Comique dans la littérature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • Cosmology in literature
  • Folklore in literature
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Literature and folklore
  • Women and literature
  • Humor (grappigheden)
  • Roman
  • Humor
  • Humoristische Kurzepik
  • Southern States
Label
Jump at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy, John Lowe
Link
https://archive.org/details/jumpatsunzoranea0000lowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Cast in Yo' Nets Right Here": Finding a Comic Voice -- In the Words of Our Father: The Sacred and Sorrowful Humor of Jonah's Gourd Vine -- Laughin' Up a World: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the (Wo)Man of Words -- Signifying on God: Moses, Man of the Mountain -- Cuttin' the Cracker for the White Folks: Seraph on the Suwanee
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780252021107
Lccn
94010586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30318754
  • (OCoLC)ocm30318754
Label
Jump at the sun : Zora Neale Hurston's cosmic comedy, John Lowe
Link
https://archive.org/details/jumpatsunzoranea0000lowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Cast in Yo' Nets Right Here": Finding a Comic Voice -- In the Words of Our Father: The Sacred and Sorrowful Humor of Jonah's Gourd Vine -- Laughin' Up a World: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the (Wo)Man of Words -- Signifying on God: Moses, Man of the Mountain -- Cuttin' the Cracker for the White Folks: Seraph on the Suwanee
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 373 pages
Isbn
9780252021107
Lccn
94010586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30318754
  • (OCoLC)ocm30318754

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