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Wideman, John Edgar

Overview
Works: 160 works in 491 publications in 5 languages and 23,972 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Interviews  Biography  Domestic fiction  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Short films  Poetry  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.I26, 813.54
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Philadelphia fire : a novel by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 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 1,383 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
Two cities by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,091 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
The stories of John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories by the author covering the past ten years of his writing
Sent for you yesterday by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories follows a young woman jogger into an erotic fantasy, recounts an English professor's attempt to deconstruct his life, and records a Black musician's remembrances of his grandmother
God's gym by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 880 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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuben is an aging, wizened, slightly humpbacked black man. He lives in an abandoned trailer so cluttered with the detritus of his sixty years that visitors can scarcely find him amid the litter. Yet Reuben is also intelligent-street smart and plain smart-kind, thoughtful and possessed of an extraordinarily sharp legal mind. As a lawyer, he is the go between for the poor black of Homewood who must deal with the authorities' downtown. (Taken from inside front jacket)
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 841 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
Damballah by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 763 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 )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and French and held by 710 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 642 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 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 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 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1996 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 538 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
Hurry home by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion : American sports poems( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by American authors about sports
20 : the best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction. Over the past twenty years judges such as Robert Penn Warren, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Alice McDermott, and Frank Conroy have selected the best collections from the hundreds submitted annually by up-and-coming writers.20 represents the best of the best-one story from each of the prize-winning volumes. Chosen by acclaimed author John Edgar Wideman, the selections cover a broad range of inventive and original characters, settings, an
John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 286 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
 
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Philadelphia fire : a novel
Alternative Names
John Edgar Wideman Amerikaans schrijver

John Edgar Wideman amerikansk författare

John Edgar Wideman amerikansk skribent

John Edgar Wideman écrivain américain

John Edgar Wideman scrittore e insegnante statunitense

John Edgar Wideman US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Wideman, John E. 1941-

جان ادگار وایدمن نویسنده آمریکایی

ワイドマン, ジョン

Languages
English (290)

French (11)

German (4)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

Covers
My soul has grown deep : classics of early African-American literatureTwo citiesSent for you yesterdayThe cattle killingFever : twelve storiesGod's gymFanonDamballah