Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Book DescriptionCover design by Harlem renaissance artist Lois Mailou Jones When Janie, at sixteen, is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries her off to an old man with sixty acres. Janie endures two stifling marriages before meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of flowering seeds ...'For me, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is one of the very greatest American novels of the 20th century. It is so lyrical it should be sentimental; it is so passionate it should be overwrought, but it is instead a rigorous, convincing and dazzling piece of prose, as emotionally satisfying as it is impressive. There is no novel I love more' Zadie Smith 'One of the greatest writers of our time' Toni Morrison
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844085286
(204mm x 132mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Zora Neale Hurston
Lies and Other Tall Tales, Paperback (February 2015)
While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s, Hurston collected and recorded some real whoppers. Young readers can enjoy these far-fetched fibs enhanced with bold, expressive collages. Full color.
Moses, Man of the Mountain, Paperback / softback (December 2008)View all books by Zora Neale Hurston
Based on the familiar story of the Exodus, here is a new edition of a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Mioses of black folklore and song to create a powerful novel of the persecution of slavery, the dream of freedom, and the redemption of the faithful.
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Author Biography - Zora Neale Hurston
In the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston was the preeminent black woman writer in the United States. She died in 1960 in a Welfare home, was buried in an unmarked grave, and quickly faded from literary consciousness until 1975 when Alice Walker almost single-handedly revived interest in her work. Nearly every black woman writer of significance - including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker - acknowledges Zora Neale Hurston as their literary foremother.
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