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    DescriptionTheir 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.


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    Title
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zora Neale Hurston
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 231
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060199494
    ISBN 10: 0060199490
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM, CHRN/1930, CHRN/ERLY20
    DC22: 813/.52
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C26104530
    LC classification: PS3515.U789 T5 2000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004040, FIC019000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ""Their Eyes" belongs in the same category -- with that of William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway -- of enduring American literature."-- "Saturday Review"" . . . thanks to this audiobook, Zora's characters speak to us - through the wonderful voice of Ruby Dee."-"The Heard Word"Dee is marvelous in all roles in this stage-worthy performance."-"AudioFile