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Chester Himes (1909–1984)

Chester Himes was born on July 29, 1909 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Bomar Himes. He was a writer, known for Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), Come Back Charleston Blue (1972) and A Rage in Harlem (1991). He was married to Lesley Packard and Jean Johnson. He died on November 12, 1984 in Moravia, Costa Blanca, Spain. See full bio »

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(1991)
Cosmic Slop Writer
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 2006 Three and a Half Thoughts (Short) (short story)
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie) (story "Tang")
 1991 A Rage in Harlem (novel "A Rage in Harlem")
 1972 Come Back Charleston Blue (based on a novel by)
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem (based upon the novel by)
 1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (novel - uncredited)
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 1972 Chester Himes, Reflections (TV Movie documentary)
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Story: "Tang" (filmed as Cosmic Slop (1994) See more »
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The Harlem of my books was never meant to be real; I never called it real; I just wanted to take it away from the white man if only in my books.

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Himes was arrested in September 1928 on the charge of armed robbery and was sentenced to 20 to 25 years of hard labor at Ohio State Penitentiary. He began writing seriously in prison. By the time of his parole in 1937, Himes had published many stories about prison life in Esquire magazine and elsewhere. Upon release, he married his long-time girlfriend Jean Johnson and found work as a research ... See more »

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