Chester Himes

By: Luc Sante

If CHESTER HIMES (1909-84) hadn’t found himself broke in France in the mid-1950s he might today be remembered only as the author of some acute, painful treatments of racism and prison life — the kind […]

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Hilo Heroes, July 19-25

By: HILOBROW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, this week, to the following high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. Click here for more HiLo Hero birthdays. JULY 19 If CHESTER HIMES (1909-84) hadn’t found himself broke in France in the mid-1950s […]

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Hilobrow Cover Art (4)

By: Joshua Glenn

Our circle of hermenautic friends has conjured up a dozen more highbrow (or at least classic) novels with lowbrow cover art. Here’s a selection — thanks, Luc, for the first two. Check out the entire […]

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