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Their Eyes Were Watching God - Mary Helen Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060931414 (0060931418)
Publisher: Perenial
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
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5.0 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Re/Reading the Classics Project
“She had an inside and an outside nowand suddenly she knew how not to mix them.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God There's a reason this is on virtually every "classic" list you can find. I could fill a hundred pages with nothing but gloriously human quotes and still not convey t...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
4.0 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Quick note on language: The phonetic spelling of the accents and dialects was a bit hard to get into at first, though thankfully growing up in the US, I'm at least familiar with the accent and know how it's supposed to sound like. It didn't take long to get into the rhythm of the story. Anyone who t...
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3.0 Review of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Wow was that a depressing book. I always have a hard time reading a narrative that has the characters speak with a thick accent. The characters in this book all speak as uneducated Southerners and while it certainly helped put me into the time period and community, it slows down my reading and reall...
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3.0 Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Is this novel really about Black people?Can a Black person write a novel whose novel about a character who happens to be dark-skinned, and make it about things other than the Experience of Living as an African-American? It’s pretty racist to expect every book written by a Black to be about this. The...
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3.5 Their Eyes Were Watching God
A woman finds her own power after decades of being under others' control. How can anyone not like that plot? Janie was raised by her grandmother—who then married Janie off, at age 16, to a middle-aged man. Because she caught her kissing a "no-good" boy. And because she wanted Janie married before ...
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