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Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM By Chester Himes

Kaum zu glauben, dass es in Harlem so vertrauensselige und tolpatschige Kerle wie Jackson gibt Er verliert nicht nur einen Koffer voller Gold und seine gro e Liebe Imabelle, sondern auch noch die Leiche seines Bruders Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen Eigentlich geschah alles nur aus Liebe zu Imabelle Zuerst sitzt Jackson einer Band von Geldf lschern auf, dann verschwinKaum zu glauben, dass es in Harlem so vertrauensselige und tolpatschige Kerle wie Jackson gibt Er verliert nicht nur einen Koffer voller Gold und seine gro e Liebe Imabelle, sondern auch noch die Leiche seines Bruders Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen Eigentlich geschah alles nur aus Liebe zu Imabelle Zuerst sitzt Jackson einer Band von Geldf lschern auf, dann verschwindet Imabelle samt Geld und Goldkoffer, und so treibt es Jackson auf der Suche nach ihr wie ein unschuldiges Lamm immer weiter hinein in die H nde einer M rderbande.Mit diesem Roman begann Chester Himes seine Serie von Harlem Thrillern Hier l sst er das erste Mal die schwarzen Cops Grave Digger und Coffin Ed auftreten.
  • Title: Die Geldmacher von Harlem
  • Author: Chester Himes
  • ISBN: 9783866152533
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover

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BillKerwin Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Speaking of rage surprises me that Himes wasn't consumed with rage against America even sooner. Not as a little boy in Arkansas, when he watched his injured older brother refused admittance to an all-white hospital. Not in Cleveland, when he fell down an elevator shaft and was refused by a white hospital too. Not in Columbus, when—in spite of his high I.Q.—he was expelled from Ohio State for one stupid, harmless prank. Not even when, at the age of nineteen, the police suspended him in chains [...]
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Jeffrey Keeten Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
”Looking eastward from the towers of Riverside Church, perched among the university buildings on the high banks of the Hudson River, in a valley far below, waves of gray rooftops distort the perspective like the surface of a sea. Below the surface, in the murky waters of fetid tenements, a city of black people who are convulsed in desperate living, like the voracious churning of millions of hungry cannibal fish. Blind mouths eating their own guts. Stick in a hand and draw back a nub.That is Ha [...]
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Carol. Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Read by Samuel Jackson, this was an absolute auditory treat, keeping me transfixed on the drive from Georgia to Kentucky.Expecting something more of the snoozy literary bent, I discovered a tight little story of the dark comedy-thriller school set in Harlem in the 1950s. Jackson has scraped together every last cent to get his money 'raised up' from $10 bills to $100 bills. Though he has a job in a funeral home, he would like to make a good life for his new girlfriend at least, once she gets divo [...]
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Carol Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Preface: It's taking me a couple of weeks since I finished A Rage in Harlem to decide the tone to take in writing my review. To frame it in a way that calmly, invitingly, properly, in a scholarly fashion, metaphorically, smacks every reader upside the head and, once I've gotten his/her attention, communicate persuasively that this is one of the best, most overlooked, most mis-read American novels. Ever. And it's a masterpiece. And you need to read it. So much for calm, persuasive invitation. I a [...]
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Kemper Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I’ve been wanting to read Chester Himes for a while so when I saw this available as an audio book and that Samuel L. Jackson narrated it, I downloaded it so fast that smoke was coming out of my laptop.Set in Harlem in the 1950s, it features a hard-working church-going man Jackson whose girlfriend Imabelle has hooked him up with shady characters who can ‘raise’ money by taking ten dollar bills and turning them into hundreds. Jackson gathers all the cash he can for the conversion, but when a [...]
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Richard Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
This was the first book I read by Chester Himes and I loved it! It was exciting, well-written, darkly comic, and unexpectedly absurd while still being noir to its core. Because of his love for his sexy lady-friend: the loose, conniving, high-yellow Imabelle (“She smelled of burnt hair-grease, hot-bodied woman, and dime-store perfume.”), simple and square working man Jackson loses all of his money to some con men, setting off a chain reaction that leads to a funeral home robbery, acid throwin [...]
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Ij Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
A Rage in HarlemChester HimesMajor Characters:Jackson - patsyImabelle – Jackson’s womanHank - CrookJodie -CrookBilly - Crook Goldy – Jackson’s brother (Sister Gabriel)H. Exodus Clay – Funeral Director (Jackson’s boss)Coffin Ed Johnson - DetectiveGrave Digger Jones – DetectiveHimes did a great job in describing Harlem and the characters in the book. For example, Jackson is described as “a short, black, fat man with purple-red gums and pearly white teeth…” Imabelle is “a cush [...]
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Nancy Oakes Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
A Rage in Harlem is a novel that should NOT be read just for plot. Let's face it -- the plot in this story is kind of a comical farce that combines humor with violence, a scam that backfires and leads to all sorts of mayhem (complete with requisite crazy chase scene throughout Harlem), a naive central character named Jackson and his brother who tries to protect him from some very bad people who are completely out of his league. Sadly, I'm discovering that few people who read this book care about [...]
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Algernon Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
[9/10] Looking eastward from the towers of Riverside Church, perched among the university buildings on the high banks of the Hudson River, in a valley far bellow, waves of gray rooftops distort the perspective like the surface of the sea. Below the surface, in the murky waters of fetid tenements, a city of black people who are convulsed in desperate living, like the voracious churning of millions of hungry cannibal fish. Blind mouths eating their own guts. Stick in a hand and draw back a nub.Tha [...]
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Alex Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Chester Himes brought noir to Harlem in 1957. This is dark, inner-city Harlem:Below the surface, in the murky waters of fetid tenements, a city of black people who are convulsed in desperate living, like the voracious churning of millions of hungry cannibal fish. Blind mouths eating their own guts. Stick in a hand and draw back a nub.That is Harlem.As you can see, the man can write. His landmark Rage in Harlem combines that writing with a sortof madcap caper story, complete with a gold ore MacGu [...]
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Tfitoby Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Read on the plane from Budapest to LondonAfter finishing both of my books for this trip to Budapest on the flight out thanks to terrible service from Easyjet it became imperitive that I find the English language bookshop. A room with two bookcases it was actually the best collection of secondhand fiction I've ever found. The kind of place that speaks of broken promises and facing up to the stark realism of what a holidaying person is prepared to actually read. Row upon row of highbrow literature [...]
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Lauren Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
"For a man what calls himself a Christian, you've had yourself a night. Now what you goin' to do?"When Jackson, a goodhearted but gullible man, succumbs to a little criminal enterprise in having his ten dollar bills "raised" to hundreds by a counterfeiter, he quickly finds himself embroiled in--and scrambling to get out of--escalating violence and a massive con, while he just wants his girlfriend and money back. He's helped out by his twin brother, Goldy, far savvier, who makes his living masque [...]
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Duane Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Having read novels set in 1950's Harlem like Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, led me to expect something along those lines with A Rage in Harlem. Wow! Was I ever surprised. Early on in the book I thought Himes must be pulling my leg. His description of the place and the characters felt like a comedic caricature of the real Harlem, the one that I have read about and imagined. I have never been there so I have no way of knowing, but Himes version cert [...]
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VaLinda Miller Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
For the love of Imabelle, Jackson loses his life savings to a con man, steals from his boss, and loses the stolen money at the crap table. A true classic black murder mystery by the best.Hines knew crime from the inside. He spent seven years in prison for armed robbery and when in jail that he started to write. Most of his novels are crime/comedy with very offbeat elements and larger than life characters, or maybe life itself was actually larger in his world than in ours. Who knows, I just like [...]
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Still Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Great!Just finished reading it.I'm too awed to write more right now.If you haven't read it, read it.Update:A must-read for Chandler enthusiasts.In certain passages this novel played towards a kind of stereotypical depiction of black people as portrayed in B-movies by beloved character actors but there was an undeniable poignancy to it all d Himes' prose reads like poetry in places.Chester Himes' descriptions of 1950s Harlem rings in perfect rhyme with Chandler's 1940s Los Angeles.Same coin - dif [...]
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Marvin Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
This is the first book of Chester B. Himes' Harlem cycle and I will soon be scavenging the used book stores to find the rest. Himes is often called the Raymond Chandler of Harlem but I think he is more like a godfather to the gritty crime noir now populated by Joe R. Lansdale, Charlie Huston and others. Himes' writing can be funny but he often comes off a bit cynical and mean. There are no "good" characters except for the sweet and dumb Jackson. Yet, this was the Harlem of the 50s that the autho [...]
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FotisK Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Δεν κατανοώ γιατί αυτό το βιβλίο δεν έχει την επιτυχία που του αξίζει. Αδιανόητο χιουμοριστικό νουάρ. Σκηνή ανθολογίας εκείνη της νεκροφόρας.
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Daniel Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Written two years ago: By this passage, I knew that I was holding the good stuff:"There was a billiard table in the center of the room, and a rack holding billiard balls and cue sticks on one wall. The shooters were jammed about the table beneath a glare of light from a green-shaded lamp. The stick man stood on one side of the table, handling dice and bets. Across from him sat the rack man on a high stool, changing greenbacks into silver dollars and banking the cuts. He cut a quarter on all bets [...]
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Johnny Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Fast, funny and always one step from being completely out of control. Anyone that enjoys the current spate of "high-octane" thrillers should take a look at one of the masters of the crime genre.The writing is both terse and descriptive. No fat, only meat. Himes succeeds in accomplishing one of the most difficult feats for any artist or writer: He makes it look easy.A real pleasure. I'm going to run out and get all the "Grave Digger" Jones/"Coffin Ed" Johnson books. I didn't know what I had been [...]
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Paul Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
A Rage in Harlem by Chester HimesThis was my first experience of Chester Himes. So what better place to start than the first book in the 'Harlem Cycle'?What a wild, surreal & at times, grimly hilarious story:Jackson is the 'hero' of this story. Imabelle, Jackson's voluptuous 'high yella' amore, is BIG TROUBLE. "Imabelle was Jackson's woman. She was a cushion-lipped, hot-bodied, banana-skin chick with speckled-brown eyes of a teaser & the high-arched, ball-bearing hips of a natural-born a [...]
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Ctgt Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Great combination of crime story and social commentary from another under appreciated author. The story itself would rank as a solid four stars but when you add the narration by Samuel L. Jackson it vaults into the ranks of favorites. 10/10
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Franky Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I’ll chalk up this one as pure escapism, as it explores the seediness of Harlem as the protagonist, luckless Jackson, and his no-good brother try to track down Jackson’s money in 1950s Harlem after Jackson is scammed by his woman, Imabelle. The biggest problem I had with A Rage in Harlem is that it is not very character driven, but rather plot and action driven, and this ruined many other aspects of the book. The characters are flimsily developed and are easily forgettable, often coming acro [...]
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Adam Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Originally published as For Love of Imabelle, Chester Himes's A Rage in Harlem is a fantastic, Rabelaisian crime novel, and the best book I've read so far in 2008. The plot is the very definition of controlled chaos, with at least one either hilarious or shocking event occurring on each page. The characters all verge on caricatures, and the action is wildly over-the-top, but Himes manages to ground everything just enough so that it never feels too unrealistic.
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PaulPerry Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I've been meaning to read Himes' books since hearing Cotton comes to Harlem on the radio some time ago. I'm not sure if the difference is the way that was dramatised or that A Rage in Harlem is an earlier work, but the style took me a little time to get in to. The novel is written with the breathless intensity of a pulp author writing to a deadline and wordcount - which Himes did - a ferociousness of pace further compounded by the fact that the action takes place over no more than a day or two.I [...]
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Douglas Castagna Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I had never heard of Chester Himes, until, several years ago I read another author of whom I had never heard of either; Charles Willeford. Now is not the place to espouse he virtues of Willeford, save one; his adoration of Chester Himes. Rage,is a brilliant novel that takes its place with greats like Willeford, Thompson, Cain, and others. What is unique, is that this novel takes place in Harlem, and is populated with Black folks, from the low life scammers to police, to lovelorn saps that are du [...]
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Terence Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Chester Himes is not a hack writer, which makes this novel (as well as his other hard-crime books, including the recently read Cotton Comes to Harlem) better than average.Beyond my endorsement, the only other comment I'd make is that I watched the Forest Whitaker/Gregory Hines adaptation of this novel a few months ago. It follows the book quite closely except the book is "meaner." With the exception of the Jackson character, who's a sweet-natured, trusting nebbish in both, the movie goes out of [...]
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Colin Mitchell Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I took this series up as a recommendation in a similar vein to the 87th Precinct novels. Starting out I had a few doubts as to whether this was my sort of book but a couple of chapters in it became evident as to how naive Jackson is both towards his girl,Imabelle, and to the world in general. He then becomes involved in a riot of an adventure which leads him to the world of scams and murder and violence. Cap this with a hair-raising car chase around Harlem and then the forgiveness of his employe [...]
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Allan Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
Picked this up in London last summer and decided to read it before my latest trip to NYC. Didn’t know what to expect, but found it to be an excellent read - of its time, and slightly more tongue in cheek than the cover of my edition would suggest, but it kept me reading and had me smiling on a number of occasions.
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Arlene Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
4 stars Chester Himes gives us the rough mean streets of Harlem, in this sometimes funny, tragic tale of a young man named Jackson who is in love with a woman named Imabelle. In the beginning of the story we open up with Jackson trying to turn his entire life saving of 1500 dollars into 15,000 with this hair brain scheme sold to him by these two swindlers Jodie and Hank, so he can treat his woman Imabelle to all the finer things he believes she deserves. It completely and literally blows up in t [...]
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RandomAnthony Oct 22, 2019 - 17:22 PM
I never heard of Chester Himes until my friend Kirk, in a discussion of Missouri, mentioned Mr. Himes was from J. City. I looked up the author, snagged A Rage in Harlem, and whoo, thanks, Kirk, and thanks, J. City.The novel purports to focus on two detectives (Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones) but, really, although they're cool, they’re not in the book all that much. Jackson, an overweight funeral home employee, and his junky brother Goldy, who impersonates a nun for money (!!!), take [...]
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Die Geldmacher von Harlem By Chester Himes Kaum zu glauben, dass es in Harlem so vertrauensselige und tolpatschige Kerle wie Jackson gibt Er verliert nicht nur einen Koffer voller Gold und seine gro e Liebe Imabelle, sondern auch noch die Leiche seines Bruders Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen Eigentlich geschah alles nur aus Liebe zu Imabelle Zuerst sitzt Jackson einer Band von Geldf lschern auf, dann verschwinKaum zu glauben, dass es in Harlem so vertrauensselige und tolpatschige Kerle wie Jackson gibt Er verliert nicht nur einen Koffer voller Gold und seine gro e Liebe Imabelle, sondern auch noch die Leiche seines Bruders Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen Eigentlich geschah alles nur aus Liebe zu Imabelle Zuerst sitzt Jackson einer Band von Geldf lschern auf, dann verschwindet Imabelle samt Geld und Goldkoffer, und so treibt es Jackson auf der Suche nach ihr wie ein unschuldiges Lamm immer weiter hinein in die H nde einer M rderbande.Mit diesem Roman begann Chester Himes seine Serie von Harlem Thrillern Hier l sst er das erste Mal die schwarzen Cops Grave Digger und Coffin Ed auftreten.

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