Re: RARA-AVIS: Wherefore Art thou, Chester?

James Stephenson (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 13:20:39 -0500 Himes's novels were all written in English, but translated into French
by various translators for Gallimard.
We have all of Himes's first editions in English and French at the
University of Maryland because he fits into our collection of works by
expatriot Americans living in Paris, of which he was one of the last.
At the University of Maryland at least, Himes is part of the same group
which includes Hemingway, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, Louis Paul,
etc. Interesting, non?
James Stephenson
Rare Books & Special Collections Cataloger
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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