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Conversations with Chester Himes

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Collections of interviews with notable modern writers
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by University Press of Mississippi (first published 1995)
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Andrea
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, race, writing
Chester Himes is an author whose work I really love, and this has been sitting on my shelf forever. It starts out a bit disappointing -- a bit gossipy about Dick and Jimmy and others. Complaining of this I was reminded that this was pre-internet in French, and what was the likelihood of it getting any circulation?

There was much less need to be cagey in those days.

Still, it is nice to think of Richard Wright and being so generous -- once giving Himes $1000 when only asked for $500, giving money t
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