Old School Books Yesterday Will Make You Cry by Chester HimesOld School Books Yesterday Will Make You Cry by Chester Himes

Old School Books Yesterday Will Make You Cry

byChester HimesForeword byMelvin Van Peebles

Paperback | March 26, 1999

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First published in reduced and bowdlerized form in 1952 as Cast the First Stone, Yesterday Will Make You Cry was Chester Himes's first, most powerful, and autobiographical novel. This Old School Books edition presents it for the first time precisely as Himes wrote it, a sardonic masterpiece of debasement and transfiguration in an American penitentiary and one of his most enduring literary achievements.
Author Chester B. Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, but was expelled his freshman year for a prank. He began writing short stories and having them published in national magazines while in prision for armed robbery. He moved to Paris, France in the 1950s and then ...
Title:Old School Books Yesterday Will Make You CryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039331829x

ISBN - 13:9780393318296


From Our Editors

Originally published in a censored form under the title Cast the First Stone, Chester Himes’ 1952 autobiographical tale of prison life is now available exactly as Himes wrote it. Considered his greatest literary achievement, Yesterday Will Make You Cry looks at debasement in an American prison.