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Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories
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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 contenion.

Muttsy.

Sweat.

Under the bridge.

'Possum or pig?

The Eatonville anthology.

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:
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.-- Publisher.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact discs.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Contents:
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.
Physical Description:
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher:
HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,
Publication Date:
2020
ISBN:
9781094105956

9781094105963
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]

©℗2020
Call Number:
CDB HURSTON
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