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Collected Stories of Chester Himes

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ISBN-10: 1560252685

ISBN-13: 9781560252689

Edition: 2000

Authors: Chester B. Himes

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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 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…