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

Zora Neale Hurston (Author) Aunjanue Ellis (Read by)

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$34.99  $32.19
Publish Date
March 17, 2020
5.9 X 5.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In addition to new editions of her work being published after a revival of interest in her in 1975, her manuscript Every Tongue Got to Confess, a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives.


"The splendid stories...combine the warmth and affection of an insider with the documentary rigor--and ironic amusement--of a neutral observer...[and] a showcase for a remarkably vital dialect."

-- "Wall Street Journal"

"Helps illuminate Hurston's path to iconic status. Its 21 stories are presented in the order in which she composed them. As a result, readers can note the progression from earnest 'apprentice' works and experiments with form to the polished brilliance of her best-known stories."

-- "New York Times"

"A revelation not just in its celebration of Hurston's lesser-known efforts as a writer of short stories but also in the subjects and settings that it takes on."

-- "Washington Post"