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Chester Himes

Author (19-Jul-1909 — 12-Nov-1984)


Ursula Broschke Davis. Paris Without Regret: James Baldwin, Kenny Clarke, Chester Himes and Donald Byrd. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press. 1986. 124pp.

Michael Fabre; Robert E. Skinner (editors). Conversations With Chester Himes. University Press of Mississippi. 1995. 150pp.

Michel Fabre; Robert E. Skinner; Lester Sullivan. Chester Himes: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1992. 248pp.

Chester Himes. Quality of Hurt: The Autobiography of Chester Himes. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1972.

Chester Himes. My Life of Absurdity: The Autobiography of Chester Himes, Volume Two. New York: Doubleday. 1976.

James Lundquist. Chester Himes. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1976. 166pp.

Edward Margolies. Which Way Did He Go? The Private Eye in Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, and Ross MacDonald. Holmes & Meier. 1982. 97pp.

Edward Margolies. The Several Lives of Chester Himes. University Press of Mississippi. 1997. 209pp.

Stephen F. Milliken. Chester Himes: A Critical Appraisal. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. 1976. 312pp.

James Sallis. Chester Himes: A Life. Walker. 2000. 368pp.

James Sallis. Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson, David Goodis, Chester Himes. Gryphon Books. 1993. 99pp.

Charles L. Silet. The Critical Response to Chester Himes. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999. 320pp.

Robert E. Skinner. Two Guns from Harlem: The Detective Fiction of Chester Himes. University of Wisconsin Press. 1989. 190pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.312)

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.98)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.118)

  8. Contemporary Novelists (pp.611-13)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.334)

  10. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.643-45)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.473)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.336)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.236)

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