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Two guns from Harlem : the detective fiction of Chester Himes

Author: Robert E Skinner
Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1989.
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Two Guns from Harlem probes Himes's early life and career for the roots of this series and for its heroes, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. Skinner discusses how Himes's experience as a black man, combined with his unique outlook on sociology, politics, violence, sex, and race relations, resulted not only in an unusual portrait of black America but also opened the way for the creation of the ethnic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Skinner, Robert E., 1948-
Two guns from Harlem.
Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)597996265
Named Person: Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Skinner
ISBN: 0879724536 9780879724535 0879724544 9780879724542
OCLC Number: 20580143
Description: 190 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: 2 guns from Harlem.
Responsibility: Robert E. Skinner.
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Two Guns from Harlem probes Himes's early life and career for the roots of this series and for its heroes, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. Skinner discusses how Himes's experience as a black man, combined with his unique outlook on sociology, politics, violence, sex, and race relations, resulted not only in an unusual portrait of black America but also opened the way for the creation of the ethnic and female hard-boiled detectives who followed.

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