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Series: New Americanists
Published: 15 November 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380566-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8056-6
Published: 19 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7388-9
... Chester Himes genre noir ...
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373889-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7388-9
....” Subsequently the chapter considers Chester Himes’s discrepant engagement of America in the language of the hard-boiled tradition and the black absurd toward a reframing of noir. Textual analysis of Bill Duke’s Deep Cover (1992) examines the possibilities of genre function (noir) and the discursivity of race...