Item #64080 Blind Man with a Pistol. Chester Himes.

Blind Man with a Pistol

New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. 240 pp. Octavo. [21.5 cm]. Red cloth over boards with black stamped title on spine. Near fine save bumped head of spine and tail of spine's slight abrasion with boards peeking through. Very subtle sunning to pages. Very mild scuffing and creasing to front panel of dust jacket, which is in very good + condition. Interior of jacket toned. Very good +. Item #64080

The third novel from the iconic Chester Himes, whose literature both rivets and educates.
"A friend of mine, Phil Lomax, told me this story about a blind man with a pistol shooting at a man who had slapped him on a subway train and killing an innocent bystander peacefully reading his newspaper across the aisle and I thought, damn right, sounds just like today's news, riots in the ghettos, war in Vietnam, masochistic doings in the Middle East. And then I thought of some of our loudmouthed leaders urging our vulnerable soul brothers on to getting themselves killed, and thought further that all unorganized violence is like a blind man with a pistol" --Chester Himes, from the front flap of the dust jacket.

Price: $75.00

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