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If He Hollers Let Him Go

If He Hollers Let Him Go

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If He Hollers Let Him Go [6], [1] 249 pp. 8vo - 1945

by Himes, Chester

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Used - Black cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine; near fine in repaired unclipped dust jacket with loss at spine, rubbed on low

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1945. First Edition of the author's first book. [6], [1]-249 pp. 8vo. Black cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine; near fine in repaired unclipped dust jacket with loss at spine, rubbed on lower front cover with some small tears along upper and lower edges, bumped upper corner and light soiling; overall a very good copy. First Edition of the author's first book. [6], [1]-249 pp. 8vo. Himes' first novel, a sexually-charged exploration of the alienated consciousness of an African-American worker in an armaments plant in Los Angeles during World War Two, it earned him critical praise, favorable comparison to the works of Richard Wright, and significant analysis in Franz Fanon's seminal study of racism, Black Skin, White Masks (Peau noire, masques blancs, 1952).
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  • Title If He Hollers Let Him Go
  • Author Himes, Chester
  • Binding [6], [1]-249 pp. 8vo
  • Edition First Edition of the author's first book
  • Condition Used - Black cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine; near fine in repaired unclipped dust jacket with loss at spine, rubbed on low
  • Publisher Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York
  • Date 1945
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 333561

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About this book

If He Hollers Let Him Go is the first novel by Chester Himes, published in 1945. It is about an African American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. A 1968 film adaptation with Raymond St. Jacques, Barbara McNair, Kevin McCarthy, and Arthur O'Connell bore little resemblance to the book. The story spans four days in the life of Bob Jones, a newcomer to L.A. from Ohio, who has some college education and works as a crew leader in a naval shipyard. It is considered a protest novel, in the same vein as Richard Wright's book Native Son, published 5 years earlier. 

First Edition Identification

The first edition of If He Hollers, Let Him Go was published by Doubleday Douran in 1945.


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