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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hurston, Zora Neale (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Hurston, Zora Neale
Title: Their eyes were watching God
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed
Characteristics: xviii, 219, 16 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Notes: "A novel"--Cover
ISBN: 0061120065
9780061120060
Branch Call Number: FICTION HURSTON
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210)
Subject Headings: African American women Psychology Fiction Self-realization Fiction
Topical Term: African American women
Self-realization
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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.


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Excellent book about the lives of African-Americans in early 20th-century Florida. Hurston's use of dialect and descriptive style really took me into that world of Junie and Tea Cake (rarely does a book transport me in such a way). Highly recommended!

Dec 09, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As a white male, I don't have anything valuable to see about this except that it's a landmark in both African-American fiction and in feminist (or proto-feminist) literature. Foreword by Edwidge Danticat and afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

May 06, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Simple and poetic, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a beautifully written love story.

Aug 15, 2012
  • SummerNightGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I didn't like this book -_- so no comment

Jun 14, 2012
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This 1937 black, feminist classic deserves to be read. It tells the story of a young woman finding her voice through three marriages and as part of the black community. Unfortunately, Hurston became very conservative later in her life.

Sep 24, 2011
  • rpawlick rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The slang is challenging to read at first, but it gets easier the more you read. It is refreshing to read how a black woman depicts another black woman's thoughts and ideas and life at this time in history...who better to know. Amazing to realize this book was written in 7 weeks.

Aug 17, 2011
  • vitareader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. It was groundbreaking for its time but the story still holds up in our time.The search for self and love is universal.
The language was a bit tough at first but once I got into it I found it lyrical. Hurston has such a way with words and description and she gives the skill to her characters.There is so much sorrow in their lives yet they make the everyday events into a tale of colour and vibrancy. I wanted to sit on the stoop and listen to them talk all day.
There is tragedy, poverty,racism (even among themselves) and death all mixed in with the indomitable will of one woman to do more than survive.
It is a small book but it is many layered and many should read it. Hurry up though the library only has one copy .

Mar 14, 2011
  • Algonquin_Lisa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The story follows the life of Janie Crawford, and how the impulsive decisions she makes influence the course of her life. Her beauty and light skin attract the interest of men, but also ignites their jealousy. Her looks are both an asset and a curse. Makes the reader question how physical appearance matters in society.

Mar 04, 2011
  • Natillez rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Oprah Book Club

Dec 31, 2010
  • Renada_B rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book. Book was written in 1930's Black dialect and I found it difficult at times to understand what they were saying or doing. I recently listened to it on audio and it made more sense to me.

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Jun 21, 2014
  • ianwilliams_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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