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Their eyes were watching God : a novel /
by Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Sherley Anne Williams.
imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1937, 1978 printing.
description
xv, 286 p. ; 21 cm. --
ISBN
0252006860
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1937, 1978 printing.
isbn
0252006860
catalogue key
3875929
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1994-08:
Nearly 60 years after its publication during the Harlem Renaissance and about 20 years since Alice Walker reclaimed it, Hurston's lost classic comes alive in this audio production. In depicting one of the first strong black women of 20th-century literature, Hurston's story of Janie Crawford pulls the listener into a timeless world of love, struggle, and self-exploration. Janie's quest for both love and fulfillment may be more powerful for modern audiences than its original readership; indeed, the novel was widely denounced by Hurston's male contemporaries and critics. Reader Michele-Denise Woods capably narrates the story. The novel has served as inspiration for a host of current writers, including Walker and Gloria Naylor. Highly recommended.-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summaries
Authored Title
A novel about black Americans in Florida that centers on the life of Janie and her 3 marriages. First published in 1937.
Main Description
Initially published in 1937, this novel about a proud, independent black woman has, since its reissue in trade paper in 1978, been the most widely readand highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. With this richly illustrated new edition, the novel is finally accorded the treatment it deserves as a classic.
Table of Contents
Contextp. 1
Plot Overviewp. 5
Character Listp. 7
Analysis of Major Charactersp. 11
Janiep. 11
Tea Cakep. 12
Jody Starksp. 13
Themes, Motifs & Symbolsp. 15
Language: Speech and Silencep. 15
Power and Conquest as Means to Fulfillmentp. 16
Love and Relationships Versus Independencep. 16
Communityp. 17
Race and Racismp. 17
The Folklore Quality of Religionp. 18
Hairp. 19
The Pear Tree and the Horizonp. 19
The Hurricanep. 19
Summary & Analysisp. 21
Chapters 1-2p. 21
Chapters 3-4p. 24
Chapter 5p. 26
Chapter 6p. 29
Chapters 7-8p. 32
Chapters 9-10p. 35
Chapters 11-12p. 37
Chapters 13-14p. 40
Chapters 15-16p. 43
Chapters 17-18p. 46
Chapter 19p. 49
Chapter 20p. 51
Important Quotations Explainedp. 55
Key Factsp. 61
Study Questions & Essay Topicsp. 65
Study Questionsp. 65
Suggested Essay Topicsp. 68
Review & Resourcesp. 69
Quizp. 69
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 74
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