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

Author: Chester B Himes; John A Williams; Lori Williams
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: African American life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : 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: Electronic books
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Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984.
Dear Chester, Dear John.
Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007030927
(OCoLC)162126872
Named Person: Chester B Himes; John A Williams; Chester B Himes; John A Williams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chester B Himes; John A Williams; Lori Williams
ISBN: 9780814338506 081433850X
OCLC Number: 849944914
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 241 pages) : illustrations.
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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