Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Critics have suggested that Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God has helped revise a male-dominated literary canon. This collection of critical essays on the novel touches on subjects such as applying Freud's theory of humor to the text, ...Continua

Great, passionate story written by a powerful author.

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The language of this book is beautiful, frequently breaking out into poetic passages. The author will frequently describe something by a thought-provoking parallel (admittedly, I never got some of them). The dialect takes some getting used to and for...Continua
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The main character, an African American woman in her early forties named Janie Crawford, tells the story of her life and journey via an extended flashback to her best friend, Pheoby, so that Pheoby can tell Janie's story to the nosy community on her...Continua

might pick up again but the language was just to difficult for this to flow for me.

Timi
Wrote 7/30/11
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Given the fact that I'm not an english mother tongue, at the beginning it was a bit tiring to read the dialogues, but engaging as well. Besides the love story, I appreciated Hurston's clear-headed portrait of the afro-american culture and of the afro...Continua

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