their eyes were watching god

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
ISBN_10 : 9780735253629
Copyright Year : 2019-02-12
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DESCRIPTION : One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God illuminates a Southern love story unlike any other. Initially rejected by audiences for its portrayal of its strong black female protagonist, the work has since been epitomized in the canon of African-American literature, solidifying Zora Neale Hurston as one of our most influential voices. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9780061758126
Copyright Year : 2009-03-17
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DESCRIPTION : A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick “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.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9780060838676
Copyright Year : 2006-01-03
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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.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN_10 : 0252017781
Copyright Year : 1991
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DESCRIPTION : When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN_10 : 9780195121735
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : The rediscovery of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, first published in 1937 but subsequently out-of-print for decades, marks one of the most dramatic chapters in African-American literature and Women's Studies. Its popularity owes much to the lyricism of the prose, the pitch-perfect rendition of black vernacular English, and the memorable characters--most notably, Janie Crawford. Collecting the most widely cited and influential essays published on Hurston's classic novel over the last quarter century, this Casebook presents contesting viewpoints by Hazel Carby, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Barbara Johnson, Carla Kaplan, Daphne Lamothe, Mary Helen Washington, and Sherley Anne Williams. The volume also includes a statement Hurston submitted to a reference book on twentieth-century authors in 1942. As it records the major debates the novel has sparked on issues of language and identity, feminism and racial politics, A Casebook charts new directions for future critics and affirms the classic status of the novel.

Genre : African American women in literature
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781438128689
Copyright Year : 2009
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DESCRIPTION : An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the African American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780810166585
Copyright Year : 2013-08-31
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DESCRIPTION : Zora Neale Hurston wrote her most famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, while in Haiti on a trip funded by a Guggenheim fellowship to research the region’s transatlantic folk and religious culture; this work grounded what would become her ethnography Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. The essays in Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” persuasively demonstrate that Hurston’s study of Haitian Voudoun informed the characterization, plotting, symbolism, and theme of her novel. Much in the way that Voudoun and its North American derivative Voodoo are syncretic religions, Hurston’s fiction enacts a syncretic, performative practice of reference, freely drawing upon Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, and Haitian Voudoun mythologies for its political, aesthetic, and philosophical underpinnings. Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” connects Hurston’s work more firmly to the cultural and religious flows of the African diaspora and to the literary practice by twentieth-century American writers of subscripting in their fictional texts symbols and beliefs drawn from West and Central African religions.

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521387752
Copyright Year : 1990
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DESCRIPTION : An analysis of the literary values of Hurston's novel, as well as its reception--from largely dismissive reviews in 1937, through a revival of interest in the 1960s and its recent establishment as a major American novel.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 0060931418
Copyright Year : 1998-12
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DESCRIPTION : When Janie Starks returns to her rural Florida home, her small black community is overwhelmed with curiosity about her relationship with a younger man.

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9780791097885
Copyright Year : 2008-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : Presents a collection of essays by leading academic critics on the structure, characters, and themes of the novel, an early classic work on the lives of African American women written in the 1930s.