Their Eyes Were Watching God

By Zora Neale Hurston
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060916503, 207pp.)

Publication Date: February 1990

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback

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"Belongs in the category ... of enduring American literature." -- Saturday Review Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

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  1. What kind of God are the eyes of Hurston's characters watching? What is the nature of that God and of their watching? Do any of them question God?

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