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The critical response to Chester Himes

Author: Charles L P Silet
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Critical responses in arts and letters, no. 34.
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This collection of reviews and essays traces critical responses to the work of African American author, Chester Himes, between 1946 and 1996. It includes assessments of all his work, and an interview  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Critical response to Chester Himes.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607383391
Named Person: Chester B Himes; Chester Himes; Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L P Silet
ISBN: 0313299412 9780313299414
OCLC Number: 41411910
Description: xxxi, 288 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Reviews --
History as nightmare / James Baldwin --
No thrills in Harlem / Kofi Akainyah --
The crazy kill and If he hollers let him go / Sally Cragin --
The best Black American novelist writing today / Shane Stevens --
Rhythms of Black experience / George E. Kent --
Chester Himes --
"alien" in exile / Loyle Hairston --
A case of rape / Michel Fabre --
The Chester Himes mystique / Gwendoline Lewis Roget --
Policiers noirs / Fred Pfeil --
Chester Himes : the collected stories / James Robert Payne --
The best of Himes, the worst of Himes / Ishmael Reed --
Himes and self-hatred / James Campbell --
Part II. Essays --
Domestic Harlem : the detective fiction of Chester Himes / Raymond Nelson --
Violence real and imagined : the novels of Chester Himes / A. Robert Lee --
Chester Himes : "A Nigger" / Maureen Liston --
The use of the doppelgnager or double in Chester Himes's Lonely crusade / Ralph Reckley --
Chester Himes and the art of fiction / Angus Calder --
Chester Himes and the hard-boiled tradition / Jay R. Berry, Jr. --
In America's Black heartland : the achievement of Chester Himes / James Sallis --
Postscript : a case of rape / Calvin Hernton --
Topographies of violence : Chester Himes' Harlem domestic novels / Michael Denning --
Space and civil rights ideology : the example of Chester Himes's The third generation / Claude Julien --
Toni Morrison's variations on Chester Himes / Aribert Schroeder --
The Black man in the literature of labor : the early novels of Chester Himes / Robert Skinner --
Limited options : strategic maneuverings in Himes's Harlem / Wendy W. Walters --
African American anti-Semitism and Himes's Lonely crusade / Steven J. Rosen --
Slaying the fathers : the autobiography of Chester Himes / Gary Storhoff --
An interview --
Chester Himes --
the ethics of ambiguity : an interview with Joseph Sandy Himes, Jr. / Gwendoline Lewis Roget.
Series Title: Critical responses in arts and letters, no. 34.
Responsibility: edited by Charles L.P. Silet.

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?Silet made a wise selection of the best critiques, analyses, and reviews....Since Himes's work has been adapted for motion pictures, thereby making the author a focal point of contemporary interest, Read more...

 
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