Zora Neale HurstonのJonah's Gourd Vineについて-分裂するidentity-をめぐって-

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Title
Zora Neale HurstonのJonah's Gourd Vineについて-分裂するidentity-をめぐって-
Title Alternative
Split Identity: A Study of Zora Neale Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine
Author
氏名 前川 裕治
ヨミ マエカワ ユウジ
別名 MAEKAWA Yuji
Subject
Zora Neale Hurston
Jonah's Gourd Vine
NDC
930.29
Abstract

Zora Neale Hurston published her first novel, Jonah's Gourd Vine, in 1934. What first catches our attention is that the protagonist of this novel, John Buddy Pearson, was born in Notasulga, Alabama. What is said about John in this novel is very similar to Hurston's father's personal history. From this novel, we can conjecture that Hurston was born in Notasulga, not in Eatonville. In addition to this kind of autobiographical aspect, this novel tells us how black people were split in terms of identitiy. For example, they were split between Northern and Southern values, the white and the black people's ways of thinking. Christian and African or voodoo concepts, etc. They were also dangling between weakness, which is represented by poverty, and strength, which is symbolized by masculinity. What Hurston tries to exemplify is that they have to transcend this split and dichotomized condition.

Journal Title
広島女学院大学論集
Volume
43
Spage
41
Epage
71
Published Date
1993-12
ISSN
03748057
Language
jpn
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
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hju