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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
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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. New York Times' Books to Watch forBuzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2020Newsweek's Most Anticipated BooksForbes.com's Most Anticipated Books of 2020E!'s Top 2020 Books to ReadGlamour's Best Books 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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Hurston, Zora Neale
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Literary Anthologies
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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780062915818
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optical disk
Label
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c658ffca-dabe-449d-ab46-7c20b494adcd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062915818
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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