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Chester B. Himes
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ABSURDITY-means - a ludicrous folly. Along with 'The Quality of Hurt,' the first part of Himes' two volume memoir, no where in American letters has a writer so captured the life of an expatriate American artist then Mr. Himes

ABSURDITY-means - a ludicrous folly. Himes. From his days serving prison time and learning to write, to his final days in Spain where finally he was able to live as the artist he wished to be, this story is as amazing and 'American' as any yet produced in some 300 odd years of our country's literature. On a personal note, I first read this book while living in.

My Life of Absurdity book. In this the second volume of his autobiography, Chester Himes deals with moving to Paris in the early 1950s, where he developed from an eloquent, influential "black writer" into a writer who was internationally known. Himes takes us to the heart of Paris expatriate cafe society and through the writing of his eighteen books and novels.

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My Life of Absurdity is veteran novelist Chester Himes's 19th book and the second volume of a singularly poignant autobiography. He began writing and publishing fiction while serving eight years for armed robbery at Ohio State Penitentiary

My Life of Absurdity is veteran novelist Chester Himes's 19th book and the second volume of a singularly poignant autobiography. He began writing and publishing fiction while serving eight years for armed robbery at Ohio State Penitentiary. By the time he was paroled in 1936, the 27yearold Himes was publishing short stories in black magazines and contributing rather regularly to Esquire. The Autobiography of Chester Himes. Volume II. Illustrated.

Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American . My life of absurdity : the autobiography of Chester Himes, volume 2.

Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American workplace issues. If He Hollers Let Him Go-which contains many autobiographical elements-is about a black shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II struggling against racism, as well as his own violent reactions to racism. Films based on novels.

CHESTER B. HIMES A BIOGRAPHY Lawrence P. Jackson W. W. NORTON my sister, Lynn S. Jackson; my. . Jackson; my grandmothers, Eleanor Christine Macklin Mitchell and Virginia Jefferson Jackson Rowe; m. Himes resolved the pain and indignation of his life by revealing the humor in it and by acknowledging the absurdity of western humanity and the inextricability of black people from any vision of America. His vernacular tales gained wide appeal and were turned into films.

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Chester Himes: A Life. 370pp, Payback Press. Realism and absurdity are so similar in the lives of American blacks one cannot tell the difference," Himes wrote in the second volume of his autobiography, My Life of Absurdity. ) Or as Ishmael Reed put it: "So this is what we want: to sabotage history. They won't know whether we're serious or whether we are writing fiction. Always keep them guessing.

  • There's a lot of biographical detail here charting Himes's rise to notoriety as a detective writer. Interestingly, he did not set out to have such a career--an editor in France suggested that he write for a series in the editor's publishing company: the advice was something like, make up whatever you want; it doesn't even have to make sense. It will all get straightened out at the end. Integrated into the autobiography is the story of Himes's life with a German woman who became increasingly outrageous and burdensome to him. After they had parted, he worked on a novelistic narrative of their relationship. This section has a particular verve to it. The book could get slow because a lot of amounts to, we went here, we went there; not terribly consequential information, and not much to hang ideas about his books on--except that he was more and more disillusioned with America. One irony of the Harlem novels is that, as he says, he knew so little about Harlem--he had never lived there, and hardly ever visited. The Harlem characters and milieu are figments of his own absurdist imagination, and they read like caricatures. One reads the stories and thinks of surrealists rather than realists. But in that way, the stories are unique approaches to detective fiction.

  • I love chester

    ABSURDITY-means - a ludicrous folly.

    CHESTER HIMES 7/29/09 to 11/12/84
    Died from -Parkinsons (in Spain)...
    wife - LESLIE HIMES.

    This is--the 2nd volume of auto bio. Good personal photos.

    Moves to the heart of Paris-1950's. There he became an
    internationally known author. Himes loved Paris and the
    expatriate cafe society. He was very popular.

    America broke Himes heart--never forgave.

    Wrote-PORTRAITS of lovers-life on 3 continents and friends.

    Became friends with-Oliver Harrington,Richard Wright,James
    Baldwin,Wm Gardner Smith,Ralph Ellison, and Langston Hughes.

    Married Leslie Packard (white) journalist.

    He wrote 18 books and novels.Very sensuous. Life as it is.
    Passion-outrage-loneliness-frivality. Courage.

    Himes was an animal lover and had many sweet dogs and cats.

    ..........Must read-the part 2 bio-
    ..........THE QUALITY OF HURT-THE EARLY YEARS.

    This is the story of a life only Himes could have lived. It is said of
    him
    ....."HE LIVED ON THE EDGE OF REALITY-3 STEPS SHORT OF FANTASY
    AND 3 GENERATIONS OUT OF SLAVERY." .....

    I have most All of Himes's book. I got them here on AMAZON.

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  • I'm a big fan of Chester Himes. These are autobiographies. He's a product of the many writers and artists who fled to Paris.

  • By the time I got about half-way through this volume, I found that I disliked Himes so much, that I could not finish it. His arrogance and distain for women was more than I cared to continue to read about.

  • Chester Himes is a truly remarkable and amazing writer who has largely been forgotten by the reading public. Along with 'The Quality of Hurt,' the first part of Himes' two volume memoir, no where in American letters has a writer so captured the life of an expatriate American artist then Mr. Himes. From his days serving prison time and learning to write, to his final days in Spain where finally he was able to live as the artist he wished to be, this story is as amazing and 'American' as any yet produced in some 300 odd years of our country's literature.On a personal note, I first read this book while living in New York City as a very poor young man myself. It made me laugh on cold nights, at, yes, the absurdity of it all, and I recommend it to anyone who has dared the Gods and tried to make a living by his pen or laptop.