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Chester Himes (1909–1984)

Autor(a) de A Rage in Harlem

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About the Author

Chester B. Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, but was expelled his freshman year for a prank. He began writing short stories and having them published in national magazines such as Abbott's Monthly Magazine and Esquire while mostrar mais in prison for armed robbery. He was paroled after 8 years and eventually joined the Works Progress Administration, where he served as a writer with the Ohio Writers' Project. His first novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go, is about the fear, anger, and humiliation of a black employee at a racist defense plant during World War II and was published in 1945. He moved to Paris, France in the 1950s and then to Moraira, Spain in 1969. He was more popular in Europe than in the United States and primarily wrote about black protagonists plagued by white racism and self-hate. His other works include Lonely Crusade, Pinktoes, Black on Black, The Quality of Hurt, and My Life As Absurdity. He also wrote detective novels set in Harlem, New York City including Run Man, Run, The Real Cool Killers, and Blind Man with a Pistol. He won the 1958 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and the 1982 Columbus Foundation award. He died on November 12, 1984 from Parkinson's Disease. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem (1957) 824 cópias
If He Hollers, Let Him Go (1945) 589 cópias
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1964) 532 cópias
The Real Cool Killers (1959) 437 cópias
Blind Man with a Pistol (1969) 435 cópias
The Heat's On (1961) 292 cópias
All Shot Up (1959) 285 cópias
Cast the First Stone (1972) 274 cópias
The Crazy Kill (1959) 230 cópias
The Big Gold Dream (1960) 208 cópias
Pinktoes (1961) 130 cópias
Run Man Run (1966) 126 cópias
Lonely Crusade (1947) 126 cópias
The End of a Primitive (1955) 109 cópias
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 1 (1996) 103 cópias
The Quality of Hurt (1972) 82 cópias
My Life of Absurdity (1976) 81 cópias
The Third Generation (1954) 79 cópias
Plan B (1983) 59 cópias
A Case of Rape (1980) 58 cópias
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 2 (1996) 36 cópias
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 3 (1600) 32 cópias
A Rage in Harlem [1991 film] (1991) — Novel — 2 cópias
Un joli coup de lune 1 exemplar(es)
Ca ne se refuse pas (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
algodon en harlem 1 exemplar(es)
Blind mann med pistol (1984) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s (1997) — Contribuinte — 545 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



My second Himes' Coffin Head and Gravedigger novel. Fast paced, almost madcap story. Was it good? Well, I'm waiting on the library to get me the third book in the series, so that should tell you something.
bjkelley | outras 17 resenhas | May 31, 2024 |
Have only recently discovered Himes. His Harlem crime novels are violent, morbid - and hilarious.
pechmerle | outras 29 resenhas | May 28, 2024 |
Heard the name Chester Himes for years, but never got around to reading any of his books. My lost! Great book with great characters and even comical in parts. Look forward to reading more Chester Himes.
bjkelley | outras 29 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |
The Real Cool Killers is a police drama set in Harlem of the 1950s. A white man is found murdered and two of NYC's black detectives set out to solve the crime. The story itself is OK but the whole novel feels too dated to really enjoy in this day and age. it is also very violent.
M_Clark | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 9, 2024 |



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