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by Chester Himes
The lecturer introduced the author, Chester Himes, as an African-American writer who addressed American racism through his detective stories featuring his Harlem detectives Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Himes eventually left America and American racism for France.
A Rage in Harlem book. Chester Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in a middle class family. Both of his parents were teachers. He was accepted and expelled from Ohio State University.
This is my first book by Chester Himes and I loved it! It was exciting, well-written, darkly comic, and unexpectedly absurd while still being hard-boiled to its core
This is my first book by Chester Himes and I loved it! It was exciting, well-written, darkly comic, and unexpectedly absurd while still being hard-boiled to its core. Because of his love for his sexy lady-friend, the loose, conniving, high-yellow Imabelle ( She smelled of burnt hair-grease, hot-bodied woman, and dime-store perfume. simple and square working man Jackson loses all of his money to some con men, setting off a chain reaction that leads to a funeral home robbery, acid throwing, a runaway hearse, and a plot.
A rage in Harlem, Chester Himes. 1st Vintage Books ed. p. c. (Vintage crime, Black Lizard)
A rage in Harlem, Chester Himes. (Vintage crime, Black Lizard). Originally published as: For love of Imabelle.
CHESTER B. HIMES A Biography By Lawrence P. Jackson Illustrated. 606 pp. W. Norton & Company. Seemingly overnight, Himes was reborn as a commercial and critical success in France. Himes attributed European interest in his detective novels to his pivoting away from realism and racial protest and toward a more spectacular and cinematic depiction of black life.
Chester Bomar Himes (July 29, 1909 – November 12, 1984) was a black American writer. His works include If He Hollers Let Him Go and the Harlem Detective series. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Chester Himes was born. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
A RAGE IN HARLEM by Chester Himes.
A RAGE IN HARLEM by Chester Himes. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York. Originally published in Great Britain by Allison & Busby in 1985. First published in the . as For Love of Imabelle.
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He was in a slow sweat from the crown of his burr head to the white soles of his black feet e, hoping nothing would go wrong now that he had rescued it from those thugs. He was steering with one hand, crossing himself with the other. One moment he was praying, Lord, don’t quit me no. .The next he was moaning the lowdown blues: If trouble was moneyI’d be a millionaire. A patrol car passed him, headed toward the precinct station, going like a bat out of hell.
A dark and witty work of hardboiled detective fiction set in the mean streets of New York, Chester Himes's A Rage in Harlem includes an introduction by Luc Sante in Penguin Modern Classics. Jackson's woman has found him a foolproof way to make money - a technique for turning ten dollar bills into hundreds. But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and his loving Imabelle.
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