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By John A. Williams,Lori Williams,Gilbert H Muller

ISBN-10: 0814333559

ISBN-13: 9780814333556

Chester Himes and John A. Williams met in 1961, as Himes was once at the cusp of transcontinental megastar and Williams, 16 years his junior, was once simply starting his writing occupation. either males may pass directly to obtain overseas popularity of their paintings, together with Himes’s Harlem detective novels that includes Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson and Williams’s significant novels the fellow Who Cried i'm, Captain Blackman, and Clifford’s Blues. pricey Chester, pricey John is a landmark number of correspondence among those neighbors, proposing approximately 3 a long time worthy of letters approximately their lives and loves, their expert and private demanding situations, and their reflections on society within the usa and abroad.

Prepared by way of John A. Williams and his spouse, Lori, this assortment includes infrequent and private glimpses into the lives of Williams and Himes among 1962 and 1987. because the writers locate expanding specialist luck and popularity, they percentage candid checks of every others’ paintings and in addition speak about the various pitfalls they confronted as African American writers within the publishing international. The letters provide a window into Himes’s and Williams’s personalities, because the elder author unearths his notoriously tough and suspicious streak, and Williams betrays either great affection and frustration in facing his previous buddy. regardless of a number of rifts of their courting, Williams’s hindrance for Himes’s failing healthiness ensured that the 2 stored in contact until eventually Himes’s death.

Dear Chester, pricey John is a heartfelt and informative assortment that enables readers to step backstage of a lifelong friendship among very important literary figures. scholars and lecturers of African American literature will get pleasure from this special volume.

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