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The End of a Primitive (Old School Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Shortly before his death, Chester Himes gave an interviewer this remarkable plot summary of The End of a Primitive. "I put a sexually frustrated American woman and a racially frustrated black American male together for a weekend in a New York apartment, and allowed them to soak in American bourbon. I got the result I was looking for: a nightmare of drunkenness, unbridled sexuality, and in the end, tragedy". This new edition of Himes's most searing and controversial novel restores the cuts he was forced to make in 1955 in order to get the novel published and includes a never-before-printed foreword by Himes himself.

Synopsis:

Jesse Robinson wakes from his nightmare to dirty, fitful real life in a Harlem slum.

Synopsis:

Kriss wakes up alone divorced, disillusioned, in her plush Manhattan apartment. They have nothing in common. Just one amazing, passionate weekend in Chicago and a desire to meet again.

About the Author

After arriving on the American literary scene with novels of scathing social protest like If He Hollers Let Him Go and The Lonely Crusade, Chester Himes created a pioneering pair of dangerously charming African-American sleuths, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, who attempt to maintain some kind of order in a series of violent and funny page-turners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393315400
Author:
Himes, Chester B.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Himes, Chester B.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Interracial dating
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
United States Race relations Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Old school books
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.29x5.55x.61 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393315400 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jesse Robinson wakes from his nightmare to dirty, fitful real life in a Harlem slum.
"Synopsis" by , Kriss wakes up alone divorced, disillusioned, in her plush Manhattan apartment. They have nothing in common. Just one amazing, passionate weekend in Chicago and a desire to meet again.
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