Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hardcover)

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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

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789389440577
ISBN-10: 9389440572
Publisher: General Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2019
Pages: 194
Language: English