In this major literary biography, acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist James Sallis has drawn a definitive and deeply affecting portrait of a major African-American man of letters, who has been too often misunderstood and neglected. Chester Himes's novels and memoirs represent one of the most important bodies of work by any American writer, but he is best known for The Harlem Cycle, the crime stories featuring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. His writing made him a major figure in Europe but only recently have his talents been acknowledged in the country that spurned him for most of his life. Chester Himes: A Life is a work of penetrating and passionate insight, a rare conjoining of two fine writers -- and as much a work of literature as any of their novels.
Chester Himes: A Life
by James Sallis
ISBN: 9780802776396 ISBN-10: 0802776396 Publisher: Walker and Company Publication Date: September 2002 Format: Trade Paperback, 350 pages, 6" x 9" Book Type: New Bargain Book Condition: New, no remainder mark or shelf wear.
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