Their Eyes Were Watching God

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EMC/Paradigm Pub., Jul 1, 2004 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Meet the unforgettable Janie Crawford, an articulate African-American woman in the 1930s. Traces Janie's quest for identity, through three marriages, on a journey to her roots. When Janie Starks returns to her rural Florida home, her small black community is overwhelmed with curiosity about her relationship with a younger man.

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

For a short book, this was a much more difficult read than I bargained for. I found the dialogue incredibly difficult to follow, as through my brain had to work to constant translate what the ... Read full review

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Maybe more of a 3.5 actually, I'm not sure. It is beautifully written, certain scenes in particular—the last few sentences of the book, the scene the title comes from, the scenes where Janie realizes ... Read full review

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Zora Neale Hurston was born in 1901 in Eatonville, Fla. She left home at the age of 17, finished high school in Baltimore, and went on to study at Howard University, Barnard College, and Columbia University before becoming one of the most prolific writers in the Harlem Renaissance. Her works included novels, essays, plays, and studies in folklore and anthropology. Her most productive years were the 1930s and early 1940s. It was during those years that she wrote her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road, worked with the Federal Writers Project in Florida, received a Guggenheim fellowship, and wrote four novels. She is most remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937. She died penniless and in obscurity in 1960 and was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1973, her grave was rediscovered and marked and her novels and autobiography have since been reprinted.

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