Of zora neale hurston's novel their eyes were watching god, alice walker says it speaks to me as no novel, past or present, has ever done though 45 years separate their eyes were watching god and the color purple, the two novels embody many similar concerns and methods hurston and walker write of the.
The estate of zora neale hurston would like to thank those people who have worked so hard over the years in intro- ducing new generations of readers to the work of zora neale hurston we are indebted to robert hemenway alice walker, and all the modern language association folks who helped usher in zora's. The color purple by alice walker their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston the autobiography of malcolm x by malcolm x beloved by toni in that aspect, the book wasn't so satisfying, but the beauty of the people who come to orbit around meridian, the differences in their arcs, those were satisfying walker.
And so: nearly a decade before walker published the color purple, a sister masterpiece to their eyes were watching god, the contributing editor at ms magazine stood in weeds up to her waist in florida while sand and bugs poured into her shoes, looking for hurston walker had flown from jackson,. Reading “their eyes were watching god“ after 75 years, zora neale hurston's novel, “their eyes were watching god,” still resonates in the hearts and minds of contemporary audiences, but it had particular significance for black women writers and artists who were working at the time of its rediscovery the greene space.
And aesthetics in zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god it focuses on the ethics of postcolonial politics, and with the role aesthetics plays in the conveying of african make the differences visible she did not to was buried in an unmarked grave and forgotten, until alice walker rediscovered her literary. It is followed by meridian (1976), walker's meditation on the modern civil rights movement, as well as her tribute to jean toomer's cane (1923) and zora neale hurston's their eyes were watching god (1937) in 1982 walker published the color purple, an epistolary novel exploring the trials and triumphs of celie,.
In this attempt, hurston was the pioneer in whose path black women writers of the '70s and '80s have followed though 45 years separate their eyes were watching god and the color purple, the two novels embody many similar concerns and methods, ones that characterize the black women's literary tradition -- a. When hurston's novel 'their eyes were watching god' was published in 1937, it wasn't as warmly received nor given the literary gravitas it commands today read on to find out why.