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Chester B. Himes

Lawrence Patrick Jackson

Chester B. Himes

a biography

by Lawrence Patrick Jackson

  • 190 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Novelists,
  • Biography,
  • African American novelists

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLawrence P. Jackson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3515.I713 Z635 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages606
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26928345M
    ISBN 100393063895
    ISBN 109780393063899
    LC Control Number2017013307
    OCLC/WorldCa951070835

    Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work A Washington Post Notable Book The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraord Chester B Himes: A Biography - Read book online.   Chester B. Himes () was the child of teachers, and his mother home-schooled her children as they moved among Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri. She impressed upon her children, especially fair-skinned Chester, that they all had fine white blood.

      In his Chester B. Himes (), Lawrence P. Jackson depicts the improbable life of the controversial writer whose novels confront sexuality, racism, and social injustice. In absorbing detail, Jackson explores Chester Himes's middle-class origins, eight years in prison, painful odyssey as a black World War II-era artist, and escape to. In this definitive biography of Chester B. Himes (), Lawrence P. Jackson uses exclusive interviews and unrestricted access to Himes\'s full archives to portray a controversial American writer whose novels unflinchingly confront sex, racism, and black identity.

    Chester B. Himes A Biography (Book): Jackson, Lawrence Patrick: WW NortonSan Francisco ChronicleIf He Hollers Let Him GoCotton Comes to HarlemJackson’s scholarship and astute commentary illuminates Himes’s improbable life—his middle-class origins, his eight years in prison, his painful odyssey as a black World War II–era artist, and his escape to Europe for . Himes, Chester B.; Edited and Introduced by Michel Fabre and Robert E. Skinner Published by University Press of Mississippi, Jackson () ISBN ISBN


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