Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston Goin’ fishin’ 1937.

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  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston Goin fishin 1937
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  • Zora Neale Hurston Fiction, essays, research on Black communities, anthropology Died poor and alone Novel was not originally well received why? Emerged in late 60s new acclaim and widely read why?
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  • Value of the novel Historic example of black fiction Evocation of feminine self-knowledge Great read For me? a moving tribute to true love Homework- Read the Forward to the novel for class Monday.
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  • Anticipate Beautiful American language both description and dialogue which are rhythmic and euphonious Great original characters, especially Janie and Teacake Controversy Is the book relevant to students at Mendham High School? Homework Read Chapter 1 What questions are in your mind after? What comments can you make? What needs to be resolved?


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