Re: RARA-AVIS: Future readings

Mark Sullivan (
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 00:35:35 -0500 (EST) If we're considering Goines and Slim (I've actually seen his books filed
in bookstores under S, as if Slim were his last name), shouldn't we
consider their ancestor, Chester Himes?

Also, to those who like Iceberg Slim: if you don't already know, the
Infinite Zero label (put out by Rick Rubin and Henry Rollins) has
reissued his album, Reflections, on CD. It's a trip, with Slim talking
in rhyme over some of the lamest pseudo-jazz ever recorded. It's also
strange how much nastier his material seems when spoken, instead of
read, much like The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll.


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