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Wideman, John Edgar

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Works: 157 works in 543 publications in 6 languages and 27,399 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Filmed interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Internet videos 
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 1,695 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,385 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 )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories by the author covering the past ten years of his writing
Two cities by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 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 )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 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 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 960 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
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 875 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
Reuben by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 870 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)
Damballah by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 765 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 711 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( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 641 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
Hurry home by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The best American short stories, 1996 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 538 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 )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Motion : American sports poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 326 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 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
All stories are true by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
John Edgar Wideman ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 279 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"--Container
John Wideman ( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Wideman candidly discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominatly white, middle class literary audience. He writes because "African Americans have to carry alternative versions of reality in our heads and the model for doing that exists in art."
 
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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-
Wideman, John Edgar
جان ادگار وایدمن نویسنده آمریکایی
ワイドマン, ジョン
Languages
English (332)
French (15)
German (7)
Spanish (7)
Italian (2)
Finnish (1)
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