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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published -- perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2006-01-03
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780060838676

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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published -- perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2006-01-03
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780060838676

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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the African American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

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Genre: African American women in literature
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2009
File: 110 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438128689

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This compelling volume examines Zora Neale Hurston's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to Their Eyes Were Watching God. Essays discuss a variety of topics, including whether the novel can be viewed as an example for all women, whether it still relevant today, and whether it proves that romantic fantasies cannot last. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on women's issues, such as the idea of women creating their own model of a female hero and the impact of white stereotypes on modern black women.

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Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Author: Gary Wiener
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release: 2012-05-03
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780737766271

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The rediscovery of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, first published in 1937 but subsequently out-of-print for decades, marks one of the most dramatic chapters in African-American literature and Women's Studies. Its popularity owes much to the lyricism of the prose, the pitch-perfect rendition of black vernacular English, and the memorable characters--most notably, Janie Crawford. Collecting the most widely cited and influential essays published on Hurston's classic novel over the last quarter century, this Casebook presents contesting viewpoints by Hazel Carby, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Barbara Johnson, Carla Kaplan, Daphne Lamothe, Mary Helen Washington, and Sherley Anne Williams. The volume also includes a statement Hurston submitted to a reference book on twentieth-century authors in 1942. As it records the major debates the novel has sparked on issues of language and identity, feminism and racial politics, A Casebook charts new directions for future critics and affirms the classic status of the novel.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Cheryl A. Wall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2000
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195121735

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An analysis of the literary values of Hurston's novel, as well as its reception--from largely dismissive reviews in 1937, through a revival of interest in the 1960s and its recent establishment as a major American novel.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Michael Awkward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1990
File: 129 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521387752

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A rich sourcebook of materials on African-American folk culture, history, and society that illuminates the novel.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Neal A. Lester
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 1999
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313302103

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This instructional guide encourages students to explore and analyze this classic novel through lessons that are fun and challenging. With various methods for assessing comprehension, this invaluable classroom resource offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build an in-depth understanding of complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the book by using higher-order thinking skills, and activities require students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages for deeper critical analysis. Through close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, this tool will guide teachers in a rich and deep exploration of the text with ways to add rigor with complex literature.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jennifer Kroll
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 72 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781425889975

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A Study Guide for Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-24
File: 15 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410336606

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Hawai'i Pacific University, course: 20th Century Women Writers of Color, language: English, comment: 31 Seiten mit doppeltem Zeilenabstand., abstract: Nora Zeale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" can be considered "one of the sexiest, most 'healthily' rendered heterosexual love stories in our literature" (Walker, "Zora Neale Hurston" 88). This paper provides information about the outer contexts of the novel, as well as inductive analyses of the novel. The first part of the paper (Ch. 2-5) reveals information about the author and the historical and literary context of the time in which Hurston's novel was published. The second part of the paper (Ch. 6-7) starts off with an analysis of the plot and characters of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and then focuses on the theme of Otherness as it occurs in Huston's novel. The examinations of the concept of "Otherness," alongside with other terms such as "Dichotomization" and "Stigma," will be based on the concepts that Rosenblum and Travis describe in their work The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class and Sexual Orientation.

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Author: Christina Gieseler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release: 2010-04
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783640600007

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