Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance (Paperback)

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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.

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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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ISBN 9780062915801
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Amistad Press
Publication Date Jan 5, 2021
Pages (number) 304
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author Zora Neale Hurston
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews
“With biting wit, Hurston gets to the heart of the human condition. . . her rediscovered stories will electrify.” -Booklist, starred review

“An illuminating and delightful study of a canonical writer finding her rhythm.” -Publishers Weekly
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