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Chester Himes - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Chester Himes

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Chester Himes, author of 'Cotton Comes to Harlem' and the 'Harlem Domestic' detective novels
Chester Himes   (1909 - 1984)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  July 29, 1909
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
 
Died:  November 12, 1984
Moraira, Spain
 
Related authors:
Jim Thompson, Raymond Chandler
 
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Chester Himes - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/29/1909     Chester Himes, Hard Times
On this day in 1909 Chester Himes was born. Until recently, Himes was known primarily for his contributions to the noir-hardboiled genre -- Cotton Comes to Harlem, and his other "Harlem Domestic" detective novels. Recent, restored editions of some of his other books and several recent biographies make the case for regarding Himes, rather than such contemporaries as Wright and Baldwin, as "America's central black writer."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Rage in Harlem
fiction
 
All Shot Up
fiction
 
Conversations With Chester Himes
by Chester Himes, Robert E. Skinner, Michel Fabre
criticism and analysis
 
Cotton Comes to Harlem
fiction
 
If He Hollers Let Him Go
fiction
 
Lonely Crusade
fiction
 
My Life of Absurdity: The Autobiography of Chester Himes
memoirs
 
Plan B: A Novel
by Chester Himes, Michel Fabre, Robert E. Skinner
fiction
 
The Big Gold Dream
fiction
 
The Collected Stories of Chester Himes
anthology, fiction
 
The End of the Primitive
fiction
 
The Heat's On
fiction
 
The Quality of Hurt: The Autobiography of Chester Himes
memoirs
 
The Real Cool Killers
fiction
 
The Third Generation
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Chester Himes: A Life
by James Sallis
biography
 
Chester Himes: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography
by Michel Fabre, Robert E. Skinner, Lester Sullivan
bibliography
 
Paris Without Regret: James Baldwin, Chester Himes, Kenny Clarke, and Donald Byrd
by Ursula Broschke Davis
literary history
 
The Critical Response to Chester Himes
by Charles L.P. Silet (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
The Several Lives of Chester Himes
by Edward Margolies, Michel Fabre
biography
 
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