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 and long out of print, the book was reissued in 1975 and nearly three decades later Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered a seminal novel in American fiction.
©1937 Zora Neale Hurston, Renewed 1965 John C. Hurston and Joel Hurston; (P)1997, 2000, 2004 HarperCollins Publishers
"For readers who know Hurston's work, this program will be a joy; for those who are lucky and wise enough to discover her here, it will be an exceptional experience." (AudioFile)
Just Me..Dee.. A day without reading or laughter is grey...
What a wonderful treat to myself. Zora being read to me by Ruby Dee. Simply amazing performance. I will be listening to this again.
Not as engaging as one would hope, for an ALL TIME 100 books listee, however, Ruby Dee does an excellent job of giving the characters color.
The voice actor brought this story to life for me. If I read this on my own I would not have enjoyed the story out understood the attitudes, emotions, or nuances of the characters.
Deep sigh of awe and anguish. Zora Neale Hurston chose the most luminous words to string together with her Master's hands into a necklace worn with grace and transcendent power by Ruby Dee. I didn't think it was possible to improve on these words, but hearing them spoken with such fierce, gravelly surrender byRuby Dee took my experience of re-reading my favorite book to a whole new level. My hope is that by now you've abandoned this review and are halfway through the first chapter.... If not, get on it!
The story of growing up in Florida during slavery and after slavery. Life for black women were tough and freedom from slavery of all kinds. The three marriage reveal the struggle for freedom and respect from bondage of all types relationships. True love is hard to achieve but can be found through persistence and struggle.
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