Title

The Worm Against the Word: The Hermeneutical Challenge in Hurston's "Jonah's Gourd Vine"

Publication Title

African American Review

Publication Date

Spring 2000

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.2307/2901188

Keywords

sermon, preacher, Jonah's Gourd Vine, Zora Neale Hurston

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature

Abstract

Examines the novel "Jonah's Gourd Vine," by Zora Neale Hurston, which became a kind of sermon that explains and expands the scriptural citation. Nature and theme of the novel; Interpretation of signs and symbols used in the novel; Hermaneutical issues associated with the novel.

Publisher

African American Review

Publisher Location

St. Louis, MD


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