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Chester Himes (1909–1984)

Teoksen Ei armoa Harlemissa tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Ei armoa Harlemissa (1957) 804 kappaletta
If He Hollers, Let Him Go (1945) 577 kappaletta
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1964) 520 kappaletta
Blind Man with a Pistol (1969) 432 kappaletta
The Real Cool Killers (1959) 424 kappaletta
Hellettä Harlemissa (1961) 287 kappaletta
All Shot Up (1959) 275 kappaletta
Cast the First Stone (1972) 266 kappaletta
The Crazy Kill (1959) 224 kappaletta
The Big Gold Dream (1960) 204 kappaletta
Rusovarpaat (1961) 127 kappaletta
Run Man Run (1966) 124 kappaletta
Lonely Crusade (1947) 118 kappaletta
The End of a Primitive (1955) 105 kappaletta
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 1 (1996) 102 kappaletta
The Quality of Hurt (1972) 81 kappaletta
My Life of Absurdity (1976) 79 kappaletta
The Third Generation (1954) 76 kappaletta
Plan B (1983) 56 kappaletta
A Case of Rape (1980) 55 kappaletta
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 2 (1996) 36 kappaletta
The Harlem Cycle, Volume 3 (1600) 32 kappaletta
A Rage in Harlem [1991 film] (1991) — Novel — 2 kappaletta
Um jeito tranqüilo de matar (2008) 2 kappaletta
Blind mann med pistol (1984) 1 kappale
Ca ne se refuse pas (1963) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s (1997) — Avustaja — 521 kappaletta
The Olympia Reader (1965) — Avustaja — 279 kappaletta
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Avustaja — 206 kappaletta
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Avustaja — 156 kappaletta
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
American Negro Short Stories (1966) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America (1970) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta

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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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 21, 2023 |
Really strong sentences and creation of atmosphere.
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eas7788 | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 15, 2023 |
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hms_ | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2022 |



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