“Old School” October: The Pioneers of Urban Fiction and Street Lit

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to devote all of October to reading the Godfathers (or Grandfathers) of Street Fiction. Authors like Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, and Chester Himes. Street fiction might not exist if these three authors, and a few others, hadn’t paved the way for the street lit explosion today. In the late 90′s, Norton reprinted a number of urban fiction classics and called them Old School Books:

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