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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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The Dew Drop Inn, at the corner of 129th Street and Lennox Avenue, in Harlem, New York City, is where our story begins. In this brilliant invention by the young black French writer Njami Simon, two obscure black Harlem detectives, W. Jones Dubois and Ed Smith, have convinced their cohorts that the adventures of novelist Chester Himes's characters, Coffin and Gravedigger, the Harlem cop heroes of Cotton Comes to Harlem, Come Back, Charleston Blues and other novels, are based on the exploits of Dubois and Smith. When they discover that Himes intends to do away with the two characters, Dubois and Smith take off for Europe to find the expatriate author and convince him to continue wrting novels about Coffin and Gravedigger. Dubois and Smith wind up in Paris involved in more mayhem and murder than they've ever seen in New York.


"Perfectly accomplished." Le Monde


"A novel that has the rhythm, the ambience, the punch of the American série noire." La Quinzaine Litteraire

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Marlene Raderman
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