I was curious about the reading of Hurston and comparing her to Synge. Is she an insider or an outsider in the communities she’s writing about? And how does she characterize herself within these interactions, particularly in regards to how her speech differs from the tone of her writing ?
Do either of these categories make her distinctly different than Synge?
My other question was about the significance of the word lie to storytelling. When Hurston seems to be performing similar preservative work to Synge, finding and capturing folk culture, something predicated on authenticity, what is suggested by those telling the tales calling them lies?