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A writer of varied talents, James Sallis is a published poet, critic, translator, and novelist. He has been praised as “a fine talent, introspective, sardonic, a master of quick characterization and narrative compression” (Buffalo News) and as “a rare find…a fine prose stylist with an interest in moral struggle and a gift for the lacerating evocation of loss” (Newsday).



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Himes, Chester B., -- 1909-
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American novelists -- Biography.