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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780060199494
Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions: 145 x 217 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256
Pages: 14-18

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"Their Eyes Were Watching God, " an American classic, is a luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern black woman in the 1930s whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to seventy years.

This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates, boldly and brilliantly, African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a black woman, who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.

Originally published in 1937, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" met significant commercial but divided critical acclaim. Somewhat forgotten after her death, Zora Neale Hurston was rediscovered by a number of black authors in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and reintroduced to a greater readership by Alice Walker in her 1972 essay "In Search of Zora Neale Hurston," written for Ms. magazine. Long out of print, the book was reissued after a petition was circulated at the Modern Language Association Convention in 1975, and nearly three decades later Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered a seminal novel of American fiction.

With a new foreword by the celebrated novelist Edwidge Danticat — author of "Eyes, Breath, Memory; The Farming of Bones;" and "Krik?Krak &quot
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