Quality of Hurt The Autobiography of Chester Himes

Quality of Hurt The Autobiography of Chester Himes
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560250937
  • ISBN: 1560250933
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated


Himes, Chester B.


Chester Himes, black American expatriate, author of sixteen books, & active member of the café society of Paris & the French & Spanish rivieras, was brought before the American public by the smash success of the film Cotton Comes to Harlem. Once a convict & an expatriate, Himes advocated Negro revolution in the 40s, & spent seven-and-a-half years behind bars. He has also won prestigious literary awards, & is a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts & Letters. In The Quality of Hurt, the first volume of Himes's autobiography, he writes of black ghetto life & his personal struggle with repressive American ways. The pain of his rejection of & by America is tempered by his own vitality & humor as an artist, making this important work not only a look at Chester Himes, but a sharp look at American itself. Chester Himes (1909-1984) is the renowned author of If He Hollers Let Him Go, Cotton Comes to Harlem, The Heat's On, Come Back Charlestown Blue, & many other novels, short stories, & articles. The second part of his autobiography, My Life of Absurdity: The Later Years, is also published by Thunder's Mouth Press.Himes, Chester B. is the author of 'Quality of Hurt The Autobiography of Chester Himes' with ISBN 9781560250937 and ISBN 1560250933.

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