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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Product Details

Price
$34.99  $32.19
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
March 17, 2020
Dimensions
5.9 X 5.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781094105963

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About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. An author of four novels (Jonah's Gourd Vine, 1934; Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937; Moses, Man of the Mountain, 1939; and Seraph on the Suwanee, 1948); two books of folklore (Mules and Men, 1935, and Tell My Horse, 1938); an autobiography (Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942); and over fifty short stories, essays, and plays. She attended Howard University, Barnard College and Columbia University, and was a graduate of Barnard College in 1927. She was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, and grew up in Eatonville, Florida. She died in Fort Pierce, in 1960. In 1973, Alice Walker had a headstone placed at her gravesite with this epitaph: "Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South."

Reviews

"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"