Their Eyes Were Watching God (Prebound)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God By Hurston Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Cover Image
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This book changed my life when I first read it junior year in high school. The writing style that Hurston uses is breathtaking. The way she sets up the fictional world of an all-black town (based off of her anthropological studies) is so lit (for lack of a better word) because she shows the authencity of black life that is mostly erased from academia. This book serves as a constant reminder for myself to honor who I am and how I want to be in the world-- loved, respected and never apologize for my truth -- Thank you Ms. Zora <3 

— Karl

Hurston illustrates a poignant fictional account of a woman who renounces societal expectations by embarking on a journey to self-discovery with the help of a man ten years her junior. This is a poetic tale that explores identity, grief, class, colorism and love. A stunning body of work that guarantees to make its reader question their own convictions about all five.

— Renata

Description


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780756964337
ISBN-10: 0756964334
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2006
Pages: 219
Language: English