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Their Eyes Were Watching God


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ISBN13: 9780060916503
ISBN10: 0060916508
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published — perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.


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Mike Cordle, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by Mike Cordle)
With enrapturing lyricism Their Eyes Were Watching God captures the heart of the human experience. Hurston's use of dialect is so rich and authentic the reader almost feels as if the words lift themselves right off the page, becoming audible and full of life. Whether Hurston is writing about sex, God, hate or love, I found each presentation, indeed, each word, was filled with a sacredness on par with some of the Bible, or the Koran.

Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of the finest examples of why the written word will never perish and why I will read books until the day I die.
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Felicity, July 9, 2009 (view all comments by Felicity)
I found this a quick read, once I'd had a few pages to soak into the dialect. I enjoyed the frame, which placed the narrative firmly in a storytelling tradition, and gave enough clues about Janie's eventful life that the reader could quickly realize it was the life, not the events themselves, that mattered.

The dialogue throughout the book is spritely, marked by inventive habits of wordplay, and the narrative itself is often beautiful, evocative, and skeweringly apt. I love the recurring images that pervade it, like bright threads glinting throughout the fabric.

It's short, and much of its character work is expertly begun early and tied off neatly at the end, although there are some episodes that I still found enigmatic. It raises knotty issues of colorism, beauty, self-esteem and self-definition, and succeeds as a bildungsroman all these years and bildungsromans later.
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(a novel )
Hurston, Zora Neale
Perennial Library
New York :
Psychological fiction
Epic literature
Self-realization -- Fiction.
African-American women
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1st Perennial Library ed.
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xiv, 207 p.

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