"The Kiss of Memory": The Problem of Love in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

  title={"The Kiss of Memory": The Problem of Love in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God},
  author={T. Bealer},
  journal={African American Review},
  pages={311 - 327}
  • T. Bealer
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • African American Review
It is well known that there must be a body of waived matter, let us say, things accepted and taken for granted by all in a community before there can be that commonality of feeling. The usual phrase is having things in common. Until this is thoroughly established in respect to Negroes in America, as well as of other minorities, it will remain impossible for the majority to conceive of a Negro experiencing a deep and abiding love and not just the passion of sex.... [T]hey can and do experience… Expand
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