Their Eyes Were Watching GodBook - 2006
"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." --Zadie Smith
One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years--due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist--Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
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Join the discussion on April 20, 2017. Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the 1930s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
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"Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person – no mean feat for a black woman in the 1930's in the black town of Eaton, Florida. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots. Hurst... Read More »
Both realistic and mythic, Hurston's beautiful story is about Janie Crawford, a Southern black woman in the 1930s whose travels from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence.
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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