Saturday, April 26, 2014

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This was the story of Janie Crawford, a black woman in the south. Janie was married three times. Her second husband took her to Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all black towns to be incorporated in the US. It didn't say when the story was set, but it was published in 1937. It was an interesting story, but the dialog was written in vernacular, which I found difficult to read. This was my American Classic for the Back to the Classics 2014 reading challenge and I rated it 3 out of 5.


Kathy A. Johnson said...

Did you know she wrote this book in only seven weeks? Amazing.

I found the dialect difficult, too, but I did end up liking the story quite well--I would probably give it a 4 out of 5. I thought some of the passages at the beginnings of the chapters were beautifully written.

Are you reading any classics right now? I'm starting Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, which I think I'm going to love.

Brona Joy said...

I'm sorry you didn't get into this one.
I read it for a Classics Club challenge last year and fell in love with it.