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Thier Eyes Were Watching God

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It is difficult to evaluate Waters Turpin's These Low Grounds and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. This is not because there is an esoteric meaning hidden or implied in either of the two novels; but rather because neither of the two novels has a basic idea or theme that lends itself to significant interpretation. Miss Hurston seems to have no desire whatever to move in the direction of serious fiction.... Miss Hurston can write, but her prose is cloaked in that facile sensuality that has dogged Negro expression since the days of Phillis Wheatley.... Miss Hurston voluntarily continues in her novel the tradition which was forced upon the Negro in the theatre, that is, the minstrel technique that makes the "white folks" laugh. Richard Wright



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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1937/00/00 Zora Neale Hurston Author Thier Eyes Were Watching God - published
1937/00/00 J B Lippincott Company Publisher Thier Eyes Were Watching God - published

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Art Type Book
Weather Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons
Narrative Arts Fiction
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose
Art Type Novel
Attribute Stormy Weather

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Original Language: English



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