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The Several Lives of Chester Himes - Margolies, Edward / Fabre, Michel
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A fascinating blend of hatred and tenderness, of hard-boiled realism and generous idealism colors the writings of Chester Himes. How did this gifted son of the respectable southern black family become a juvenile delinquent? How did he acquire self-esteem and a new sense of identity by writing short stories while in the Ohio state penitentiary? Chester Himes (1909-1984) had literary genius. Yet in his native country, he is recalled more as the author of successful detective novels ("Cotton Comes to Harlem") than as a practitioner of the art of fiction. The genesis of his books is his own autobiography. In "If He Hollers, Let Him Go" and in the fratricidal shootout of his black detectives Grave Digger and Coffin Ed in "Plan B" he was an unsparing witness to our changing times. His painful experiences in American indelibly marked his fiction, which is filled with reflections on his difficult relationships, especially with women--his fair-complexioned mother, his African-American first wife Jean, his many white lovers, and finally his English wife Leslie. His career was beset by controversy, and he left America to live on the Left Bank in the colony of expatriates and as a colleague of Richard Wright. Eventually, he settled in Spain. Drawn from his letters, notebooks, memoirs, and his fiction, this straightforward account of Hime's varied, episodic life attempts to trace the origins of his significant literary gift. It details the socioeconomic, familial, and cultural background which fed his ambivalent views on race in America. Hime's Deep South childhood, his adolescence in the Midwest, his young manhood in prison (1928-1936), his years as a menial laborer, his struggles as an author in California and New York City, and finally his glory days as an expatriate and celebrity in France and Spain are plumbed deeply for their effects upon his works. This is the bittersweet story of a man who found salvation in writing. Edward Margolies is Professor Emeritus, English, and American Studies, College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Michel Fabre is Professor Emeritus, American Studies, Universite de la Sorbonne. The Several Lives of Chester Himes Margolies, Edward / Fabre, Michel, University Press of Mississippi

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University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. New. Paperback. 209 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.A fascinating blend of hatred and tenderness, of hard-boiled realism and generous idealism colors the writings of Chester Himes. How did this gifted son of the respectable southern black family become a juvenile delinquent How did he acquire self-esteem and a new sense of identity by writing short stories while in the Ohio state penitentiary Chester Himes (1909-1984) had literary genius. Yet in his native country, he is recalled more as the author of successful detective novels (Cotton Comes to Harlem) than as a practitioner of the art of fiction. The genesis of his books is his own autobiography. In If He Hollers, Let Him Go and in the fratricidal shootout of his black detectives Grave Digger and Coffin Ed in Plan B he was an unsparing witness to our changing times. His painful experiences in American indelibly marked his fiction, which is filled with reflections on his difficult relationships, especially with women--his fair-complexioned mother, his African-American first wife Jean, his many white lovers, and finally his English wife Leslie. His career was beset by controversy, and he left America to live on the Left Bank in the colony of expatriates and as a colleague of Richard Wright. Eventually, he settled in Spain. Drawn from his letters, notebooks, memoirs, and his fiction, this straightforward account of Himes varied, episodic life attempts to trace the origins of his significant literary gift. It details the socioeconomic, familial, and cultural background which fed his ambivalent views on race in America. Himes Deep South childhood, his adolescence in the Midwest, his young manhood in prison (1928-1936), his years as a menial laborer, his struggles as an author in California and New York City, and finally his glory days as an expatriate and celebrity in France and Spain are plumbed deeply for their effects upon his works. This is the bittersweet story of a man who found salvation in writing. Edward Mar This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., University Press of Mississippi

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The Several Lives of Chester Himes
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Margolies, Edward; Fabre, Michel

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The Several Lives of Chester Himes

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A critical biography that reveals the varied profiles of the expatriate author

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781934110966
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1934110965
Paperback
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI
209 Pages
Weight: 0,340 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1934110965

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1-934110-96-5, 978-1-934110-96-6


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