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The Writers of the Harlem RenaissanceThroughout my research of the Harlem Renaissance I learned many things I previously didnt know One aspect of the Harlem RENAISSANCE that I researched was the author Zora Neale Hurston and her contributions to the period I learned much about the black influence on writing while doing this projectThe Harlem Renaissance took place between the years of 1916 and 1940 During this time there occurred to be an artistic and intellectual revolution in Back America It said to be driven by political and economic circumstances in the United States That what the Harlem Renissance was based on many influential blacks showing their talents and speaking out about how they feel Zora Hurston had a very interesting and unique style of writing Her style of writing was called vernacular Which means that she wrote how people spoke not how words were support to be spelled Hurston based most of her writing on folklore Many people during this period considered Hustons writings to be works of the devil Hurston based most of her writing on folklore Hurston based most of her writing on folklore Throughout Hurstons career she wrote many short stories Her first writing was published in 1921 in Stylus Magazine Hurston is the only other writer to ever received as many awards as the very famous writer Langston HughesA few of Hurstons works are Drenched in Light which was her second story to be published She had an autobiography called Dust Tracks on a Roadand many other short stories entitled sweat and How it Feels to be Colored MeI was lucky enough to have read one of those stories I read Sweat It was about a black family living in the south and how they got through life Now this was interesting because much of the language she used was vernacular so at times it was difficult to understand because they way she wrote words wasnt the way
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