The short story collection is a good read. I remember sitting
above Shakespeare & Co. in Paris reading it.
Outside of the Harlem domestics, many writers, like Sallis
and Willeford, suggest that either The Lonely Crusade or The
End of the Primitive are his best work. If He Hollers Let Him
Go, his first published novel, is a personal favourite of
mine. A noir set up in the ship-building yards of Los Angeles
Yesterday Will Make You Cry, the unexpurgated version of Cast
the First Stone and his first novel, is semiautobigraphical
account of his time in prison. It shows how writing became a
way of getting beyond the walls that confined him.
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