Moses, Man of the Mountain
Moses, Man of the Mountain is a 1939 novel by African American novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The novel rewrites the story of the Book of Exodus of Moses and the Israelites from an Afro-American perspective. The novel applies a number of different motifs and themes commonly addressed in African American culture, subverting the Moses story.
Writing in the context of Adolf Hitler's rise to power, critic Mark Christian Thompson describes the novel as critiquing the authoritarian tactics of states, and becomes a metaphor critiquing the premises of National Socialism.
- "Plot Summaries". Zora Neale Hurston Archive. Center for Humanities and Digital Research, University of Central Florida.
- Ewing, Adam (2014-01-01). "Lying Up a Nation: Zora Neale Hurston and the Local Uses of Diaspora". Callaloo. 37 (1): 130–147. doi:10.1353/cal.2014.0015. ISSN 1080-6512.
- Thompson, Mark Christian (2004-01-01). "National Socialism and Blood-Sacrifice in Zora Neale Hurston's "Moses, Man of the Mountain"". African American Review. 38 (3): 395–415. doi:10.2307/1512442. JSTOR 1512442.
- Levecq, Christine (1994-01-01). ""Mighty Strange Threads in Her Loom": Laughter and Subversive Heteroglossia in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain". Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 36 (4): 436–461. JSTOR 40755054.
- Farebrother, Rachel (2007-09-01). "Moses and nation-building Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain and Edward Said's Freud and the Non-European". Comparative American Studies. 5 (3): 333–356. doi:10.1179/147757007X223990. ISSN 1477-5700.
- Vásquez, Sam (2012-01-01). "Stiff Words Frighten Poor Folk: Humor, Orality, and Gender in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain". Stiff Words Frighten Poor Folk: Humor, Orality, and Gender in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain. New Caribbean Studies. Palgrave Macmillan US. pp. 25–53. doi:10.1057/9781137031389_2. ISBN 978-1-349-43632-3.
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