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9 edition of Chester Himes found in the catalog.

Chester Himes

by James Lundquist

  • 134 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Ungar in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Subjects:
    • Himes, Chester B., 1909- -- Criticism and interpretation,
    • Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism,
    • African American police in literature,
    • African Americans in literature,
    • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames Lundquist.
      SeriesModern literature monographs
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3515.I713 Z67
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 166 p. ;
      Number of Pages166
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5213374M
      ISBN 100804425612
      LC Control Number75042864

        From my initial reading of Himes, a book called The Real Cool Killers, I was sold. By the end of the term, I had read almost every Chester Himes Author: Courttia Newland. Chester Himes: detective fiction with a unique vision and voice. By the time he was 35 years old, Chester Himes had experienced enough tragedy and hardship for the lives of several people. He had grown up in a middle-class black family that valued books and education, but that family was disrupted by the sudden blinding of a brother who was refused medical treatment because of his race.

      A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds—and then he steals from his boss, only to 4/5(16). Cotton Comes to Harlem is a hardboiled crime fiction novel written by Chester Himes in It is the sixth and best known of the Grave Digger Jones & Coffin Ed Johnson was later adapted into a film of the same name in starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Redd novel plays with thoughts of Blaxploitation and is a monumental novel that started the Author: Chester Himes.

      “I grew to manhood in the Ohio State Penitentiary,” writes Chester Himes in The Quality of Hurt, a book that is less an organized autobiography than a series of poignant sketches, in which he. Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Star Wars films), fresh off the success of his uproarious, Audie-nominated performance of the mock children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep, delivers a swaggering, darkly-humored rendering of Chester Himes’ classic first novel.


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Chester Himes, in full Chester Bomar Himes, (born JJefferson City, Mo., U.S.—died Nov. 12,Moraira, Spain), African-American writer whose novels reflect his encounters with an expatriate in Paris, he published a series of black detective novels. The domination of his dark-skinned father by his light-skinned mother was a source of deep resentment that shaped.

About A Rage in Harlem. A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.

For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds—and then he steals.

Chester Bomar Himes was born Jinto a middle class, well-educated family in Jefferson City, Missouri. He died Nov. 12, in Moraira, Spain. In general, Himes could be called an African American writer whose novels reflect encounters with racism while describing truths his readers were unready to.

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Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. Life Early life. Chester Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on J to Joseph Sandy Himes and Estelle Bomar Himes; his father was a peripatetic black college professor of industrial trades and his mother was a teacher at Scotia Seminary prior to marriage; [1] Chester Himes grew up in a middle-class home in Missouri.

When Himes was about 12 years old, his father took a. Lawrence Jackson recalls the life of author Chester B. Himes during an appearance at the 18th annual National Book Festival. The Best of Himes, the Worst of Himes.

Life in the United States was hard for a man like Chester Himes, a proud, nonconformist rebel and mulatto whose mother, often mistaken for white, demanded Author: Ishmael Reed. Chester Himes. Chester Himes, considered the father of the black American crime novel, wrote stories that mirrored the real-life violence and racism happening in the world around him.

“American violence is public life, it’s a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form,” he once said. Chester Himes -- the complete book list. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.

Chester Bomar Himes (J – Novem ) was an African American writer. He began writing in the early s while serving a prison sentence for armed robbery. From there, he produced short stories for periodicals such as Esquire and Abbott’s Monthly. When released, he focussed on semi-autobiographical protest novels.4/5.Chester Himes was born in Missouri in and grew up in Cleveland.

As a child, he was deeply traumatised when his brother, badly injured in an accident, was refused hospital treatment due to .