Their Eyes Were Watching GodBook - 2006
"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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Ep 10: Inspired by the 80th anniversary of publication and by the KU Black Love Symposium (Sept 2017), the Book Squad Podcast explored the deep emotional aspects of this gorgeous novel. Poetic prose as well as emotive dialect tell the story of a woman learning who she is throughout life's difficu... Read More »
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