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Spunk has 45 ratings and 5 reviews. Chrissie said: Here follows a free online link to the story Spunk: Spunk: Selected Short Stories [Hurston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A delightful collection portraying the energy and dynamism of. A group of men, Walter, Elijah, Lige, and unnamed others; are gossiping about the man, Spunk and the lady, Lena. Joe, who is Lena’s husband.

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African-American dialect the heart of Penumbra’s ‘Spunk’ | MPR News

Now Joe knew his wife had passed that way. To the men of the village, he is courage personified. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,pp. Growing up in Eatonville, Florida, north of Orlando — the country’s first city incorporated by African Americans — and then as an adult living in Harlem, Hurston was surrounded by the wordplay of neighbors.

Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston

During the s she produced dozens of short stories, three novels, including the much-admired Their Eyes Were Watching Godand two important collections of folklore, all of which have attracted critical and popular praise. As the story opens, a man and a woman walk arm-in-arm down the street of the village and into the brush.

One word for this kind of behavior is brave, but another is crazy, and Elijah uses this word for Spunk: Greenwood Press,pp.

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Beverly rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Even when Spunk claimed Lena as his own, Joe could only mumble in reply, refusing to fight. Her style of third person narration is also unique; As hurxton story goes on, the narration shifted to the townspeople in which they gossip to one another, which lead to the detailed descriptions of the main characters of the short story.

African-American dialect the heart of Penumbra’s ‘Spunk’

Karen rated it liked it Dec 03, About Zora Neale Hurston. Michael Miller rated it it was amazing Aug 02, He was free to roam the woods again; he was hurstno to return to Lena. Towards the spunm of the story, Hurston included several more thematic of betrayal.

Many of the expressions are gone, but they have a new life on stage at the Penumbra Theater’s production of “Spunk,” a stage version of three Hurston stories. Hemenway is frank about gaps in his research and questions that still need definitive answers.

But unlike the third-person narrator, Elijah-as-narrator is unreliable. However, in her lifetime she struggled to make ends meet.

Elijah tells a good story, but he is not interested in being hurxton good judge of character or, to put it another way, of his characters. She died in poverty in a Florida nursing home in and was buried in an unmarked grave. Later that year, the story was included in The New Negro: He set the bottle down upon the counter.

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See our Privacy Policy. Perhaps it is quite simply that most are too lackadaisical. They found the characters too unsophisticated, and associated folklore with the slavery and oppression they hoped to overcome.

She did not write about urban or ghetto life, but returned again and again in her writing to the rural life she had known in Eatonville, Florida. By doing so, Hurston can display the significance of identity and therefore a true representation of language is a true representation of the person.

Spunk, the man who is known for his fearlessness, is convinced that the bobcat is Joe, come back from Hell to keep him from marrying Lena. The narrator, however, speaks in an educated, detached voice that could come from anywhere in the country. The fust thing he said wuz: Ah felt him shove me.

Yet it has attracted little critical attention of its own. One could actually see the pain he was suffering, his eyes, his face, his hands hurton the dejected slump in his shoulders.

A good marriage for her still remains a distinct possibility.