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The Resource Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat

Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat

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Their eyes were watching God
Title
Their eyes were watching God
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Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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! -- this edition of Their Eyes Were Watching God commemorates the singular, inimitable voice in America's literary canon and highlights its unusual publication history. - Publisher
  • An African-American woman searches for a fulfilling relationship through two loveless marriages and finally finds it in the person of Tea Cake, an itinerant laborer and gambler
  • 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
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When Janie Starks returns home, she seeks identity and independence as the small southern black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man
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Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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035508
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hurston, Zora Neale
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
T5 2000
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890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
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Danticat, Edwidge
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True
Series statement
2018 Great American Read
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  • African American women
  • Marriage
  • Romance fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Edwidge Danticat -- Their Eyes Were Watching God -- Note on publication history
Control code
ocm44594071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins hardcover ed.
Extent
xxii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780060199494
Lccn
00058186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44594071
Label
Their eyes were watching God, Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Edwidge Danticat -- Their Eyes Were Watching God -- Note on publication history
Control code
ocm44594071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st HarperCollins hardcover ed.
Extent
xxii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780060199494
Lccn
00058186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44594071

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