Reading Zora Neale Hurston's Short Stories

I began my fascination with Zora Neale Hurston when I read “There Eyes Were Watching God” in my first African American Literature class in the early eighties. I enjoyed reading and talking about that book and became a lifelong fan of Hurston. With the recent publishing of “Hitting a Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick”, I developed a strong desire to read all of Hurston's short stories. This reading trek will allow me to see how Hurston's writing and views changed as her life progressed. So, I am using the stories collected in “The Complete Stories” (TCS) and “Hitting a Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick” (HSLCS) to complete this trek.

Stories Discussed

Remaining Stories to Read

  • Escape the Pharaoh (TCS)
  • The Tablet of Law (TCS)
  • The Seventh Veil (TCS)
  • The Woman in Gaul (TCS)