The Collected Stories of Chester Himes (Himes, Chester) ePub download
by Chester Himes
- ISBN: 1560252685
- ISBN13: 978-1560252689
- ePub: 1194 kb | FB2: 1137 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
- Publisher: Da Capo Press; 1 edition (March 22, 2000)
- Pages: 446
- Rating: 4.8/5
- Votes: 209
- Format: docx lrf lit doc
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.
Chester Bomar Himes (July 29, 1909 – November 12, 1984) was a black American writer. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
Chester Himes deserves praise as do those fine writers. But he was born abit too early.
Chester Himes deserves praise as do those fine writers. And born into Harlem. Also disappointing were stories from later in his career, when the racial politics became more heavy-handed, much to the detriment of the literary value, in my view.
In 1953, Himes emigrated to France, where he was approached by Marcel Duhamel of Gallimard to write a detective series for Série Noire, Chester Bomar Himes began writing in the early 1930s while serving a prison sentence for armed robbery. From there, he produced short stories for periodicals such as Esquire and Abbott's Monthly.
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Himes published thirty-four major stories between 1934 and 1948, but he was ignored. In comparison, J. D. Salinger had gained a national reputation by 1953 on the basis of nine stories. The easy explanation for this disregard would be to conclude that it was racially motivated.
The dramatic and explosive hardboiled classic: From murderers to prostitutes, corrupt politicians and racist white detectives, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, Harlem’s toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare. New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is dose to the boiling point. To Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, at times it seems as if the whole world has gone mad.
Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African American workplace issues. The Collected Stories of Chester Himes, 1990. If He Hollers Let Him Go - which contains many autobiographical elements - is about a black shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II struggling against racism, as well as his own violent reactions to racism. Yesterday Will Make You Cry, 1998.
Himes (d. 1984) is well served by this collection of 61 stories (25 never before published): mostly short takes that deal with the black experience, ranging from impoverishment and prison life to the excesses and satisfactions of religion. While there's a good deal of rage here, and the tone of many pieces is sardonic, Himes is at his best when he qualifies such rage with dramatic irony. In & for example, Dick Small (& service for discriminating guests evokes in him a complete satisfaction'') does not so much recognize racism.
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