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Pinktoes : a novel

Author: Chester B Himes
Publisher: Jackson, MS : Banner Books, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pinktoes," Chester Himes said, "is a term of indulgent affection applied to white women by Negro men, and sometimes conversely by Negro women to white men, but never adversely by either." In this rowdy work of fiction that debunks self-satisfied do-gooders, Himes satirizes social missionaries who preach uplift and promote specious causes. With Rabelaisian zest he portrays Mamie Mason, Harlem's most influential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester B Himes
ISBN: 0878058869 9780878058860 0878058877 9780878058877
OCLC Number: 34410290
Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Pink toes
Responsibility: by Chester Himes ; with an afterword by Edward Margolies.

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"Pinktoes," Chester Himes said, "is a term of indulgent affection applied to white women by Negro men, and sometimes conversely by Negro women to white men, but never adversely by either." In this rowdy work of fiction that debunks self-satisfied do-gooders, Himes satirizes social missionaries who preach uplift and promote specious causes. With Rabelaisian zest he portrays Mamie Mason, Harlem's most influential society matron, hosting desegregated sexual orgies, all for the advancement of harmony between the races. Just as eager as Mamie to bask in the favorable light of social justice are liberal whites who wish to be seen amid the "right people." Printed in Paris in 1962 because it was perhaps too confrontational for U.S. publishers, this sex farce is regarded as Himes's most daring work of fiction.

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