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xxx, 203p., first printing, very good condition in like dj. Fabre and Skinner completed Himes' final manuscript after his death. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Tomsson Black, political visionary, business genius, and underground revolutionary, plots to avenge injustice by instigating racial turmoil. The roots of racism extend far back into his ancestry, and persecution and suffering have affected many generations of his family. Tomsson's own misfortunes are the impetus for him to found a criminal underworld whose ultimate purpose is the overflow of white society. This novel, the history of Tomsson Black and an indictment of racism in America, ends in apocalypse. It is Chester Himes's ultimate statement about the destructive power of racism and his own personal fantasy of how the American Negro, through calculated acts of violence and martyrdom, could destroy the unequal system pervading American life. However, after reaching an ideological impasse, Himes, one of the angriest writers in the black protest movement, left this novel unfinished. After his death in Spain in 1984, a rumor persisted that he had left a final, unfinished Harlem story, in which he literally destroys both his Harlem backdrop and his heroes in a violent racial cataclysm. The manuscript, entitled Plan B, is that novel. It was edited and published in France, where it was widely hailed as an unfinished masterpiece by readers and critics alike. This new edition, appearing for the first time in the United States, includes an introduction by Michel Fabre (The Sorbonne) and Robert E. Skinner (Xavier University), who have prepared Plan B for publication.
From Publishers Weekly:
Renowned for his searing protest literature about postwar America, Himes ( If He Hollers Let Him Go ) left this apocalyptic vision of the destructive effects of racism unfinished at his death in 1984. Initially it resembles the gritty detective novels which Himes used to express his political and moral views: the setting is Harlem, and the protagonists are black policemen Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, seen in previous narratives. But in this most outspoken of Himes's books, he gives open expression to his conviction that the violent overthrow of American society is the only solution to racism. Here the detectives stumble upon the beginnings of an armed uprising in Harlem. As lone gunmen target white policemen and random racial strife spreads to other areas, the search for the source of the arms leads to mysterious entrepreneur Tomsson Black, and then back to his family's history in Alabama. With unflinching clarity, Himes examines the tormented lives of blacks, the ruthless, depraved behavior of Southern whites and their ambivalent attitude toward interracial sex. His writing is vivid and passionate, reflecting not only his own ambitions and frustrations, but also the repression, fear and buried rage felt by both blacks and whites in the grip of racism. Fabre and Skinner have skillfully reconstructed this provocative work, retaining the raw anger of the original and incorporating revisions that Himes had projected. Many readers will find Himes's extremist views frightening; the fact that he put the novel aside suggests that he was himself uncertain about his revolutionary vision.
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Título: Plan B; edited, with an introduction, by ...
Editorial: University Press of Mississippi
Año de publicación: 1993
Descripción University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, 1993. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. A posthumously published novel that like much of his other fiction is set in Harlem. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 142607
Descripción University Press of Mississipp, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020878056459
Descripción Mississippi University Press, Jackson, MI, 1993. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Red and black spine with black and white lettering; Jacket has some wear, mainly at the upper spine, some light age-toning near the lower front edge of the jacket; Boards have minimal wear; Binding is tight; Text block is bright and clean; 203 pp. Shelve with Hardcover Fiction. Dupont. Nº de ref. de la librería 9-3-1210808
Descripción University Press of Mississipp, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010878056459
Descripción University Press of Mississippi. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: LIKE NEW. Gift giving condition with very light shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 2808735285
Descripción University Press of Mississipp, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110878056459
Descripción University Press of Mississippi, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0878056459
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Descripción Univerity Press of Mississippi (1993), Jackson MS, 1993. First printing.. Small 8vo, pp. xxx, 203. Red cloth. About as new in dj. The unfinished novel in which Himes depicts a cataclysm that is the consequence of racism in America. Nº de ref. de la librería 53226
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