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My Life of Absurdity Paperback – Import, 1990
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ABSURDITY-means - a ludicrous folly.
CHESTER HIMES 7/29/09 to 11/12/84
Died from -Parkinsons (in Spain)...
wife - LESLIE HIMES.
This is--the 2nd volume of auto bio. Good personal photos.
Moves to the heart of Paris-1950's. There he became an
internationally known author. Himes loved Paris and the
expatriate cafe society. He was very popular.
America broke Himes heart--never forgave.
Wrote-PORTRAITS of lovers-life on 3 continents and friends.
Became friends with-Oliver Harrington,Richard Wright,James
Baldwin,Wm Gardner Smith,Ralph Ellison, and Langston Hughes.
Married Leslie Packard (white) journalist.
He wrote 18 books and novels.Very sensuous. Life as it is.
Himes was an animal lover and had many sweet dogs and cats.
..........Must read-the part 2 bio-
..........THE QUALITY OF HURT-THE EARLY YEARS.
This is the story of a life only Himes could have lived. It is said of
....."HE LIVED ON THE EDGE OF REALITY-3 STEPS SHORT OF FANTASY
AND 3 GENERATIONS OUT OF SLAVERY." .....
I have most All of Himes's book. I got them here on AMAZON.
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