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Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : stories from the Harlem Renaissance  Cover Image Book 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.). West, Margaret Genevieve, (editor,, writer of introduction.). Jones, Tayari, (writer of foreword.). Hurston, Zora Neale. John Redding goes to sea. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Conversion of Sam. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Bit of our Harlem. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Drenched in light. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Short stories. Selections. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Magnolia flower. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Black death. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Bone of contention. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Muttsy. (Added Author). Hurston, Zora Neale. Sweat. (Added Author).


In 1925, Zora Neale Hurston was living in New York as a fledgling writer. This collection of stories, found in archives after her death, reveal African American folk culture in Harlem in the 1920s. This book includes eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem gems.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062915795
  • ISBN: 0062915797
  • Physical Description: xliii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250).
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.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
FICTION / African American / Women.
African Americans > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


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