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Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance / Zora Neale Hurston ; foreword by Tayari Jones ; introduction by Genevieve West.

Hurston, Zora Neale, (author.). Jones, Tayari, (writer of foreword.). West, Margaret Genevieve, (writer of introduction.). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): John Redding goes to sea. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The conversion of Sam. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): A bit of our Harlem. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Drenched in light. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Spunk. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Magnolia flower. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Black death. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The bone of contention. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Muttsy. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Sweat. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Under the bridge. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): 'Possum or pig? (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The Eatonville anthology. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Book of Harlem. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The book of Harlem. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The back room. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): Monkey junk. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The country in the woman. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The gilded six-bit. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): She rock. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Container of (work): The fire and the cloud. (Added Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781432879891
  • ISBN: 1432879898
  • Physical Description: 423 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-415).
Formatted Contents Note:
John Redding goes to sea -- The conversion of Sam -- A bit of our Harlem -- Drenched in light -- Spunk -- Magnolia flower -- Black death -- The bone of contention -- Muttsy -- Sweat -- Under the bridge -- 'Possum or pig? -- The Eatonville anthology -- Book of Harlem -- The book of Harlem -- The back room -- Monkey junk -- The country in the woman -- The gilded six-bits -- She rock -- The fire and the cloud.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Large type books.
Short stories.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / African American / Historical.
FICTION / African American / Women.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors.
FICTION / African American / General.
Harlem Renaissance.
African Americans.
New York (State) > New York > Harlem.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.
Short stories.

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