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Wideman, John Edgar

Overview
Works: 178 works in 552 publications in 4 languages and 29,631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Interviews  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.I26, 813.54
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Philadelphia fire : a novel by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven people - five of them children - are killed in west Philadelphia when 6221 Osage Avenue is bombed out of existence. One small boy is seen to escape the fire. From his life of self-exile on an island in the Aegean, Cudjoe mourns the child until it becomes an obsession, leading him home, forcing him to face up to his own profound alienation and to the wrenching realities of his native land. He searches for the boy and, as he does so, he searches out his own past. Reconstructing his life plunges him backwards into memories both personal and communal, forwards inch by inch into a city fast becoming a nightmare
My soul has grown deep : classics of early African-American literature ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpts from the writings of African American authors Richard Allen, Phillis Wheatley, Jarena Lee, Olaudah Equiano, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Nat Love, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson and Paul Laurence Dunbar
The stories of John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories by the author covering the past ten years of his writing
Two cities by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on the black ghetto in Pittsburgh featuring Kassima, a woman whose husband died of aids and whose two sons were killed in street-gang violence. Out of loneliness she takes in a man who is a photographer and the novel describes the relationship that develops
Sent for you yesterday by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucy and Carl struggle to prevent the extinction of the Black community of Homewood and to keep alive the musical heritage of the blues piano player, Albert Wilkes
The cattle killing by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surrealistic novel on the black experience. The action is in the form of vignettes and ranges from cattle killing by the Xhosa in Africa, believing this will drive the whites away, to a black bishop in Philadelphia taking his flock out of the white man's church
Fever : twelve stories by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wideman's fascinating new novel weaves together fiction, biography, and memoir to evoke the life and message of Frantz Fanon, the influential author of The Wretched of the Earth. A philosopher, psychiatrist, and political activist, Fanon was a fierce, acute critic of racism and oppression. Born of African descent in Martinique in 1927, Fanon fought to defend France during World War II and then later against France in Algeria's war for independence. The Wretched of the Earth, written in 1961, inspired leaders of liberation movements from Steve Biko in South Africa to Che Guevera to the Black Panthers in the United States
God's gym by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author presents an array of jazzy tales dealing with topics such as relationships, turning points, strength, and faith
Reuben by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Damballah by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties
Hiding place by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Tommy's attempt at burglary fails, he searches for a place to hide from the police and ends up in the house of a crazy old woman
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) fought to free Algeria from French rule and rallied against the oppressive grip of colonialism. In this fictionalized view of the revolutionary's life, an African-American writer travels the world to do research for a biography of Fanon. In a tale that is part love story, mystery, and biography, Fanon examines how a political radical's views apply in a post-9/11 world
A glance away by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddie Lawson returns to Pittsburgh, where his crippled mother's poisonous anger drives him to the streets. With his friend, Brother, Eddie is forced to confront his fears of Bum's Forest and the class alienation which controls his life
The lynchers by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hurry home by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American short stories, 1996 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Mary Gordon, Robert Olen Butler, Alice Adams, and Jamaica Kincaid. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1995
The homewood books by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Edgar Wideman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--VHS container
All stories are true by John Edgar Wideman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wideman, John E. 1941-
ワイドマン, ジョン
Languages
English (343)
French (6)
German (4)
Spanish (1)
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