Their Eyes Were Watching GodBook - 2006
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.
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While A RAISIN IN THE SUN follows an African American family confronting racial segregation and discrimination in a white world, Hurston’s novel foregrounds the self-discovery of its black female protagonist Janie as she learns about love, self-reliance and the bravery it takes to defy the expect... Read More »
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