Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Street Lit

From: Jacques Debierue (
Date: 30 Jun 2005

--- In, "John Williams" <johnwilliams@n...> wrote:
> Graham wrote
> I don't think "street lit" is really a new phenomenon. Just the other day
> I was reading the entries for Donald Goines and "Iceberg Slim" ... and both
> those writers were active beginning in the late sixties. You could probably
> throw Chester Himes in there as well.
> Yeah, you could if you wanted to lump in one of the great writers of the
> past century alongside a couple of sociological curios.

On the other hand, I don't always want to read the great writers. Good ones or merely interesting ones will do. But you've given me the idea to reread Himes. And didn't Himes invent much of "his" Harlem?



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