Zora Neale Hurston 研究:Seraph on the Suwanee -心の自由を求めて-

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Title
Zora Neale Hurston 研究:Seraph on the Suwanee -心の自由を求めて-
Title Alternative
A Study of Zora Neale Hurston: Seraph on the Suwanee-Freedom Is Something Internal-
Author
氏名 前川 裕治
ヨミ マエカワ ユウジ
別名 MAEKAWA Yuji
Subject
Zora Neale Hurston
Seraph on the Suwanee
NDC
930.29
Abstract

Seraph on the Suwanee had trouble being published. Zora Neale Hurston wanted to publish it from the Lippincott, which had published all of her former works but refused to continue to publish it. They were not satisfied with Hurston's original idea about Seraph. With Rawling's help, a white friend of hers, she could finally publish it from the Scribners'. The first printing sold well, but because of her personal affairs, this work gradually disappeared from the shelves of bookstores.
This work has also been negatively evaluated for some reasons. One of them is that it was taken as an assimilationist work to the white culture. Hurston had written her works using black people except Moses, Man of the Mountain. The readers were not satisfied with its white characters and criticized it in the way that she forsook her own black culture. The second reason is that the readers, especially the feminist readers, felt embarrassed with Arvay's last decision, which seemed to them that she accepted the chauvinistic way of life.
The standpoint of my reading Seraph is to probe these negative evaluations, reading Seraph intensively, and checking Hurston's former works and to judge whether Hurston maintains her theme coherently.

Journal Title
広島女学院大学論集
Volume
47
Spage
67
Epage
100
Published Date
1997-12
Publisher
広島女学院大学
ISSN
03748057
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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hju