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Chester Himes (1909–1984)

Autor(a) de A Rage in Harlem

47+ Works 5,354 Membros 108 Críticas 17 Favorited

About the Author

Chester B. Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, but was expelled his freshman year for a prank. He began writing short stories and having them published in national magazines such as Abbott's Monthly Magazine and Esquire while mostrar mais in prison for armed robbery. He was paroled after 8 years and eventually joined the Works Progress Administration, where he served as a writer with the Ohio Writers' Project. His first novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go, is about the fear, anger, and humiliation of a black employee at a racist defense plant during World War II and was published in 1945. He moved to Paris, France in the 1950s and then to Moraira, Spain in 1969. He was more popular in Europe than in the United States and primarily wrote about black protagonists plagued by white racism and self-hate. His other works include Lonely Crusade, Pinktoes, Black on Black, The Quality of Hurt, and My Life As Absurdity. He also wrote detective novels set in Harlem, New York City including Run Man, Run, The Real Cool Killers, and Blind Man with a Pistol. He won the 1958 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and the 1982 Columbus Foundation award. He died on November 12, 1984 from Parkinson's Disease. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Chester Himes

A Rage in Harlem (1957) 820 exemplares
If He Hollers, Let Him Go (1945) 585 exemplares
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1964) 530 exemplares
Blind Man with a Pistol (1969) 435 exemplares
The Real Cool Killers (1959) 433 exemplares
The Heat's On (1961) 291 exemplares
All Shot Up (1959) 283 exemplares
Cast the First Stone (1972) 273 exemplares
The Crazy Kill (1959) 229 exemplares
The Big Gold Dream (1960) 207 exemplares
Pinktoes (1961) 129 exemplares
Run Man Run (1966) 125 exemplares
Lonely Crusade (1947) 124 exemplares
The End of a Primitive (1955) 106 exemplares
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 1 (1996) 103 exemplares
The Quality of Hurt (1972) 81 exemplares
My Life of Absurdity (1976) 79 exemplares
The Third Generation (1954) 77 exemplares
Plan B (1983) 58 exemplares
A Case of Rape (1980) 56 exemplares
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 2 (1996) 36 exemplares
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 3 (1600) 32 exemplares
A Rage in Harlem [1991 film] (1991) — Novel — 2 exemplares
Um jeito tranqüilo de matar (2008) 2 exemplares
Blind mann med pistol (1984) 1 exemplar
algodon en harlem 1 exemplar
Ca ne se refuse pas (1963) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s (1997) — Contribuidor — 544 exemplares
The Olympia Reader (1965) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Heard the name Chester Himes for years, but never got around to reading any of his books. My lost! Great book with great characters and even comical in parts. Look forward to reading more Chester Himes.
bjkelley | 28 outras críticas | May 2, 2024 |
The Real Cool Killers is a police drama set in Harlem of the 1950s. A white man is found murdered and two of NYC's black detectives set out to solve the crime. The story itself is OK but the whole novel feels too dated to really enjoy in this day and age. it is also very violent.
M_Clark | 16 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2024 |
Chester Himes created the perfect little world of 1960s Harlem in this book. Two black NYPD detectives with the nicknames of Coffin Ed and Gravedigger, which tells you a lot you need to know, investigate a reverend/swindler who’s taken $87k from people as part of a back-to-Africa scam.

Ed and Gravedigger are regular guys, family men, very brutal and very effective detectives. None of this seems contradictory. Although they work under white men they do it their way and are given allowances because white cops can’t do what they do in Harlem.

This is a well-written, fast-paced story with intricate plotting and great characters. I’ll look for others by Himes.
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Hagelstein | 12 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
“Every time he struggled to get out, he went in deeper.”

Good first chapter, even though I have no idea how that counterfeiting process (The Blow) works! Neither does Jackson, who the story is about. He gets taken by that con, and then gets bounced about the city, trying to get his money back.

Grave Digger and Coffin Ed enter the story on page 44 (of the copy I read). They “…weren’t crooked detectives, but they were tough. They had to be to work in Harlem.”

The “Sisters of Mercy” are humorous throughout! As is Imabelle’s “trunk full of gold ore”! It's a really enjoyable read, very well written! I definitely will check out the next one in the series! Now, to get MY ashes hauled…!

“Don’t make graves.”
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Stahl-Ricco | 28 outras críticas | Jul 21, 2023 |



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