Themes of racial conflict in A Rage in Harlem and Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
In literary Noir post World War II America, one of the most famous male heroes is a "displaced persons" runaway, victims of the past which has left him scars or cut off an from stable domestic existence and of society that it didn't seem to go back. Unlike marginalization in Interwar narrative, the plight of such heroes is not so much to the desperate search for a way out of economic impasse, than with irreparable sense exceptions. The movement of the narrative is almost always something. If positive, they soon gleam of going away (Lipsitz 15). "The wrong man" (Sallis 13)had in many areas, often victims of misconceptions and prejudice, is not able to do in a society that finds it with suspicion and hostility. It the scapegoat figure which functions to expose corruption or because he has done for the communal fault or because they are driven by the criminal proceedings to investigate the secrets of antagonistic community Himes writes several other than genre novels, including Lonely crusade (1947) and Pinktoes (1965) (Sallis 13).
Last completed novel, his Harlem cycle, blind pistol (1969), was also in some sense, placed in another category, when it was constructed from a series of Noir and instead issued a series of more prestigious "Du Monde entire. This reflects the process goes beyond borders, which begins with the blind and went much further in an incomplete Plan B in which the trajectory of a plot to civil war with the apocalyptic massacre in the escalation of violence on this scale is sometimes invited Himes left unfinished novel, because it does not see a logical response to the problem, which he wrote about in the main part of Harlem, Himes uses a range of devices noir thriller that features a fragment of any secure point of view, to destabilize the personality and challenge the ordinary judicial decisions (Franklin 31).
Multiple points of view and deviations from the linear time undermine the sense of orderly progress. Several analysis works portrayed as Himes "violations forcefully with existing forms of American hard-boiled writing, but the difference is based on too narrow a definition of traditions which Himes is.
Hajms impact, especially on other black writers, remains significant, according to Butler. Thanks to the intense and angry protest novels, absurdity and black humor image racial inequalities their detective novels, and visible treatment interracial sex and homosexuality in his novels the 1950s, Hajms inspired and helped pave the way for writers to Alice Walker Amiri Baraka. In addition, two volumes of autobiography, quality, Gert and my life is absurd, chronicles the evolution of race relations in the United States as he tried it out at the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s. Their documentary, as well as literary value, according to Butler, comparable to such classics of the genre as the autobiography of Malcolm x and Richard Wright's black boy.