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“Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston: An Ecofeminist Master Class in Dialect and Symbolism

Though “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston is a short story of only 4743 words long (about 15 pages), the scope of the work reaches farther than most novels. Within this small space, Hurston addresses a number of themes, such as the trials of femininity, which she explores with compelling and efficient symbolism.

Originally published in 1926, it is nuanced and eloquently compact, with Hurston maximizing each word, object, character, and plot point to create an impassioned and enlightening narrative. Read More→


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