> Himes's complete stories are also available in English from Thunder's
> Mouth Press;
mt, do you have a title for this collection? Sounds very
interesting and I
will certainly not read it in French - I avoid translations as much as I
> I treasure this collection and reread it
> picking stories at random. Some of these short tales are very moving,
> especially those about jail, justice (!), and the downtrodden in the old
> days. There is also that dark-toned, deadpan humor that I love so much
> in Himes. A superb collection. I don't think the NYT gave it the time of
> day when it came out, but I could be wrong. They rarely miss a book
> about cats, though, which makes me think a bit.
Sounds like the opposite of our critics who will do anything
to skip a cat
(or mystery) or transform them into Literature (capital intended) to justify
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