Chester B. Himes
A BiographyBook - 2017
In this definitive biography of Chester B. Himes (19091984), Lawrence P. Jackson uses exclusive interviews and unrestricted access to Himess full archives to portray a controversial American writer whose novels unflinchingly confront sex, racism, and black identity. Himes brutally rendered racial politics in the best-selling novel If He Hollers Let Him Go, but he became famous for his Harlem detective series, including Cotton Comes to Harlem. A serious literary tastemaker in his day, Himes had friendshipssometimes uneasywith such luminaries as Ralph Ellison, Carl Van Vechten, and Richard Wright.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 813x HIMES JACKS
Characteristics: xv, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm