Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 items

  • Keywords: Chester Himes x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Introduction: The Frivolous Literary

in The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040.001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the reasons why a disparate group of Francophone African authors — Mongo Beti, Bolya, Aïda Diallo, Abasse Ndione, ... More


Consciousness of FBI Ghostreading Fills a Deep and Characteristic Vein of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part argues that Afro-modernist literature “pre-responded” to FBI inspection, internalizing the likelihood of Bureau ghostreading and publicizing its implications with growing bluntness and ... More


A Writer of Revolutionary Potential: Chester Himes and Black Noir

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at Chester Himes, who started publishing short stories while in prison. After his release in 1936, however, it became apparent that short story writing was not enough to make a ... More


Minor Mistranslations: Simon Njami and the Making of a Parisianist Himes

in The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040.003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how Simon Njami's Cercueil & cie underscores the importance of Himes to a generation of young African authors by using parody — his quotational approach ironically comments ... More


Wartime Shipyard

Erin Royston Battat

in Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614021
eISBN:
9781469614045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614021.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter places African American writer Chester Himes's novel If He Hollers Let Him Go (1945) in the context of the crisis of unions and the fracturing of the Left in the 1940s. Himes depicts the ... More


“If I Can Only Get It Funny!”: Chester Himes’s Parodic Protest Novels

Stephanie Brown

in The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Chester Himes, an African American writer who had a contentious relationship with the genre of the African American protest novel. The critical assessment of his first novel ... More


Going out Blazing: Mongo Beti's Last Two Novels

in The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Mongo Beti's the last two crime novels before his untimely death in 2001. Trop de soleil tue l'amour (1999) and Branle-bas en noir et blanc (2001) take the genre to its limit ... More


The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Pim Higginson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book follows the influence of African American author Chester Himes on Francophone African crime fiction. In 1953, Himes emigrated to Paris; he struggled there, just as he had in the United ... More


The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Stephanie Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Americans in the World War II era bought the novels of African American writers in unprecedented numbers. However, the names on the books lining shelves and filling barracks trunks were not the ... More


Crime Pays: Achille Ngoye and the Série Noire

in The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040.004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Achille Ngoye's systematic exploration of one particular feature of Himes' Série noire writing — the place and value of African diasporic vernacular within the literary ... More


Lonely Crusaders, Part I

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on three African American writers of the Depression generation: Chester Himes, Ralph Ellison, and Richard Wright. Their respective Communist autobiographies—The Lonely Crusade ... More


Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Jonathan Munby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What accounts for the persistence of the figure of the black criminal in popular culture created by African Americans? Unearthing the history of art that has often seemed at odds with the politics of ... More


“Pas de littérature”: Abasse Ndione and the Rise of Crime

in The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316906
eISBN:
9781846317040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317040.002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Abasse Ndione' use of the rhetorical system and the tropes of the genre that Himes helped establish with the Série noire. These provide the tools for representing his homeland, ... More


Two Screenplays: Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) Man in a Basket (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Burnett is a complete filmmaker who has not only directed but also photographed, edited, and written many films. This chapter puts emphasis on his talent as a screenwriter, using two very different ... More


Welty’s Moonlighting Detective: Whiteness and Eudora Welty’s Subversion of the American Noir Tradition in “The Demonstrators”

Jacob Agner

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This essay argues that Eudora Welty’s 1966 civil rights story, “The Demonstrators,” casts a spotlight on the “crime” of systemic racism in the U.S. South through the popular crime genre of American ... More


View: