Reading the Classics: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Monday, July 17, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Reading the Classics is an opportunity to acquaint oneself with or revisit classic Black literature in an informal yet informative setting.  Moderated by Cultural Historian, Michelle Black-Smith, we will come together quarterly to engage with and celebrate the great canon of African American literature. All titles will be available for in-store purchase at least a month in advance, however, we encourage you to join us whether you have read the book or not. Light refreshments will be served and participants will receive a select bibliography of the author's written works.

About Their Eyes Were Watching God:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." --Zadie Smith

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years--due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist--Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

 

 

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Arcade Mall
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Bridgeport, CT 06604
Books: 
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013