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Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick: stories from the Harlem Renaissance

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From "one of the greatest writers of our time" (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.

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In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston—the sole black student at the college—was living in New York, "desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world." During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period.

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.

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From "one of the greatest writers of our time" (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.

New York Times' Books to Watch for
Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books
Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books
Forbes.com's Most Anticipated Books
E!'s Top Books to Read
Glamour's Best Books

Essence's Best Books by Black Authors

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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston's world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer's voice and her contributions to America's literary traditions.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
Electronic books
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Short stories
title_displayHitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance
title_fullHitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance / Zora Neale Hurston ; foreword by Tayari Jones ; edited with an introduction by Genevieve West
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance [electronic resource] Hurston, Zora Neale,
title_shortHitting a straight lick with a crooked stick
title_substories from the Harlem Renaissance
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Electronic books
Fiction
Literary Anthologies
Literature