Chester B. Himes

Chester B. Himes

A Biography

Book - 2017
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An account of the improbable life of the controversial writer explores Himes' middle-class origins, imprisonment, creative experiences during World War II and eventual escape to Europe, where he became famous for his Harlem detective series and its themes of sexuality, racism and social injustice.
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393063899
Characteristics: xv, 606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary: An account of the improbable life of the controversial writer explores Himes' middle-class origins, imprisonment, creative experiences during World War II and eventual escape to Europe, where he became famous for his Harlem detective series and its themes of sexuality, racism and social injustice.

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