The greatest find in American crime fiction since Raymond Chandler ( Sunday Times )
A bawdy, brazen rollercoaster of a novel . . . the wildest ( New York Times Book Review )
Himes wrote spectacularly successful entertainments, filled with gems of descriptive writing, plots that barely sidestep chaos, characters surreal, grotesque, comic, hip, Harlem recollected as a place that can make you laugh, cry, shudder. (John Edgar Wideman )
Chester Himes is one of the towering figures of the black literary tradition. His command of nuances of character and dynamics of plot is preeminent among writers of crime fiction. He is a master craftsman. (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. )
A fantasia with a hard brilliant core ( Evening Standard )
A fine crime writer of Chandlerian subtlety though in a vein of sheer toughness very much his own ( The Times )
That he could channel this pain and misery into some of the greatest crime novels ever written is a testament to his skill as a writer and his spirit as a man. If this is the first Chester Himes novel you will read then, believe me, you are in for a treat. (Noel "Razor" Smith )
He belongs with those great demented realists ... whose writing pitilessly exposes the ridiculousness of the human condition (Will Self )
Hieronymus Bosch meets Miles Davis ( The New York Times )
Chester Himes is the great lost crime writer, as well a great American dissident novelist per se, and an essential witness to his times. Every one of his beyond-cool Harlem novels is cherished by every reader who finds it. (Jonathan Lethem )
A classic entry in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives series, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of his hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers.
Flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement, he’s counting on a big Harlem rally to produce a massive collection—for his own private charity. But the take is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece together the complexity of the scheme, we are treated to Himes’s brand of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.
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Description du livre Penguin Books, 1974. Couverture souple. État : bon. In-12. RO60007864: 221 pages. 1er plat illustré en couleur. Novel. Crime. In-12 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. N° de réf. du libraire RO60007864
Description du livre PENGUIN BOOKS, 1974. Couverture souple. État : Moyen. In-12. RO60061479: 221 pages. Premier plat illustré en couleurs par Paul May. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne. N° de réf. du libraire RO60061479