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Suggestions for Further Reading

Awkward, Michael, ed. New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Major Black American Writers Through the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.

———, ed. Zora Neale Hurston: Bloom’s BioCritiques. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003.

Cooper, Jan. “Zora Neale Hurston Was Always a Southerner Too.” In The Female Tradition in Southern Literature, ed. Carol S. Manning. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. Afterword to Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998.

———. “Their Eyes Were Watching God: Hurston and the Speakerly Text.” In Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and K.A. Appiah. New York: Amistad Press, 1993.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, reprint edition 2006.

Walker, Alice. Dedication to I Love Myself When I am Laughing . . . and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, ed. Alice Walker. New York: The Feminist Press, 1979.

Washington, Mary Helen. Foreword to Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neal Hurston. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998.

Dont read this book

by Mike_Halk, September 25, 2012

reading this book will send you into a deep depression because after you finish you will realize you spent hours translating this book into real english in your head and then you gained absolutely nothing from it.


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by coco_woah, October 06, 2012

Theirs also a really good movie adaption of this book, we watched it in school. It's with Halle Berry as Jane Crawford.


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Bad Book

by pina24, March 14, 2013

Can't believe there are still students who are forced into reading this book just to pass a course. I'm just going to get straight to the point: this book is a feministic story (sort-of anti-male) about a black woman who is conflicted with what she really wants in life. So she finds the love of her life, kills him and moves on. What makes this book so hard to read is not only the dialect it is written in, but that there is nothing I can relate to when I read it. This book may be enjoyable for a woman who is on a journey toward self-discovery


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