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Dear Chester, Dear John : letters between Chester Himes and John A. Williams

Author: Chester B Himes; John Alfred Williams; Lori Williams
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Series: African American life series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chester Himes and John A. Williams met in 1961, as Himes was on the cusp of transcontinental celebrity and Williams, sixteen years his junior, was just beginning his writing career. Both men would go on to receive international acclaim for their work, including Himes's Harlem detective novels featuring Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson and Williams's major novels The Man Who Cried I Am, Captain Blackman, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Chester B Himes; John Alfred Williams; Chester B Himes; John Alfred Williams; Chester B Himes; John Alfred Williams
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester B Himes; John Alfred Williams; Lori Williams
ISBN: 9780814333556 0814333559
OCLC Number: 162126872
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: African American life series.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by John A. and Lori Williams ; with a foreword by Gilbert H. Muller.

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Chester Himes and John A Williams met in 1961, as Himes was on the cusp of transcontinental celebrity and Williams, sixteen years his junior, was just beginning his writing career. This is a  Read more...

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"Reading these letters, one is delighted to be in the company of two friends who truly like each other. One also feels the passionate excitement and richness of their intellect and creativity, their Read more...

 
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