[ Pdf Their Eyes Were Watching God ☆ computer-reference PDF ] by Zora Neale Hurston Ý pamyatnik.pro
[ Pdf Their Eyes Were Watching God ☆ computer-reference PDF ] by Zora Neale Hurston Ý Love is like the sea It s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it s different with every shore In the beginning, there was Nanny Nanny knew what it meant to be a slave to men And Nanny had a daughter She saw what happened to her, how she chose to escape pain in oblivion And Nanny was scared She was so scared that she wanted to prevent the same thing from happening to her daughter s daughter, even if it meant that she had to force her grandchild to be unhappy As long as she was unhappy in a different, secure way, with an old and stable man by her side.
That is the background of Janie Crawford s story She is in her early forties, and starts telling a friend her life story in beautiful, colloquial language And what a life it is So common and typi A story as melancholic for its relationship to the writer s own life destiny as another Southern masterpiece Confederacy of Dunces I cannot imagine that this isn t Toni Morrison s true foundations of prose the beauty of which borders on the sublime The modernism of Their Eyes lies in the intermixing of 1930 s black vernacular with poetic lines which themselves carry astute and precise craft this is outstanding Lightning in a bottle that s what this book reads like.
I love to choose sides in literary battles most of which are absurd but still funny to reminisce about as if the reader himself was actually there Richard Wright versus Hurston A 500 page discourse on the unfairness of being black Native Son , vs this, a behemoth underdog, a rediscovered gem of a novel which sings and never underwhelms Their Eyes is better, Hurston I read this masterpiece for the first time in high school The love story of Janie and Tea Cake is one of stupendous beauty Zora Neal Hurston s text is a treasureSo she went on thinking in soft, easy phrases while all around the house, the night time put on flesh and blackness Early in life, Janie is taken care of by her grandmother Nanny,Every tear you drop squeezes a cup uh blood outa mah heart As she grew,Janie waited for a bloom time, a green time and an orange time She is married off to an old, rich man, but grows restless,There are years that ask questions and years that answer Ultimately , she gets an answer takes off with the ambitious Jody Starks But, her hopes are shattered as Jody s ambitions in Eatonville, FL coincidentally Hurston s hometown where she feels,Four walls squeezing her breath outas Jody ignores her and builds his empi Dey gointuh make miration cause mah love didn t work lak they love, if dey ever had any Then you must tell em dat love ain t somethin lak uh grindstone dat s de same thing everywhere and do de same thing tuh everything it touch Love is lak de sea It s uh movin thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it s different with every shore Janie Crawford knows about love She knows how life is with it and she knows how life is without it She had three marriages with varying degrees of success The first was a marriage with a much older man when she was on the verge of womanhood Her Grandmother, fearing her own death, and wanting to make sure that Janie had some security in her life made arrangements with a man of me Written in lush prose that blossoms around lines of vernacular dialogue, Their Eyes Were Watching God follows Janie Crawford as she wades through three turbulent marriages toward a state of financial and emotional independence The story begins at its end, with a forty something Janie returning to her old town after years spent elsewhere her best friend Pheoby calls upon her, and Janie begins to recount her many travels and experiences to Pheoby But, despite the frame s promise that Janie will be the one to narrate most of the novel, the narrative is in fact split between long stretches of dialogue and the voice of an omniscient narrator From the start, then, the novel is interested in problematizing the ownership and interpretation of Janie s life story, a story of one Black woman s endurance in the face of vitrio
Here is a woman who led a wretched life for years, doomed to stagnate in the drab depths of oblivion even after her death which had gone under the radar and generated no nostalgia soaked, emotional obituaries She lay in an unmarked grave in the Garden of Heavenly Rest, Florida, treated by her own contemporaries like an outcast because of a difference in perspectives, to be resuscitated and acknowledged as one of the foremost powerful voices that ever reverberated across the African American literary landscape years later And here is her creation, a coffee and cream skinned Janie Crawford, a child born out of a possible rape, a sure forerunner to Toni Morrison s Sethe, Denver and Beloved or Alice Walker s Celie and Nettie A mulatto woman in a white man s world, who grew aware of an identity not shackled by notions o Another I don t remember it very well, but I know I liked it story Here s what I do recall A The main character was a woman, and she had something like 3 lovers throughout the book Saucy.
B One of these dudes was named either Teabag, Cornbread, Teabread, or Breadbag Or something C There was some issue with the weather towards the end.
D Zora Neal Hurston got arrested for fucking a kid, or something I guess that wasn t really in the book, but whatever.
Somehow I managed to get through this before my oh, I should think about black people phase, without even batting an eyelid of thought at it I must have been busy.
I was prepared, based on the many five star reviews for this novel by many of my esteemed Goodreads friends, for a worthy book I was prepared, based on its 1937 publishing date and its setting of Eatonville, Florida and then the Everglades, that important racial themes would be present What I wasn t prepared for, however, was to be knocked over completely by the shimmering, feathery fine, poetic prose I wasn t prepared to be told a courageous, all in, love story.
Zora Neale Hurston s incredible book is the story of Janie Crawford, a middle aged black woman who has had three marriages Her grandmother Nanny was a slave who had been abused by her white master Her mother Leafy was also a victim of rape She started drinking and disappeared, leaving Nanny to raise Janie After seeing Janie kiss a boy as a teenager, Nanny insists