Curl Up WIth Zora Neale Hurston On Her Birthday


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Who has the job at Google where you choose and build the customized search headers for special days? Because it seems like maybe the best job in the world. Today, Google is highlighting Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd birthday. Get Their Eyes Were Watching God off the shelf right now to read tonight. Hurston’s use of dialect particular to the African American residents of central Florida who populate the book was controversial and unloved when it was published in 1937, and the dialogue-heavy text can be challenging to get into, but once you relax and just listen to the words on the page, it’s just so vital and alive–and warm in every way imaginable. Ideal reading on this frigid New York afternoon.

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