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Wideman, John Edgar

Overview
Works: 180 works in 670 publications in 7 languages and 34,381 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biography  History  True crime stories  Biographies  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.I26, 813.54
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Publications about John Edgar Wideman
Publications by John Edgar Wideman
Most widely held works by John Edgar Wideman
Philadelphia fire : a novel by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,660 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 )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,372 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 1,055 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 )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 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
Two cities by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,036 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 cattle killing by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 997 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 )
19 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 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 )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 858 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 845 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)
God's gym by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 843 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
Damballah by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties
The best American short stories, 2004 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2003 and January 2004, selected for inclusion by guest editor Lorrie Moore
Hiding place by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and French and held by 700 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
The best American short stories 2016 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
From a Nigerian boy's friendship with his family's former houseboy to a sweatshop girl's experience as a sister wife, from love and murder on the frontier to a meltdown in academe, these stories have the economy and power to "break hearts bones vanities and cages
A glance away by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 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
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman( file )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 616 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
The lynchers by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 534 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 )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 libraries worldwide
20 : the best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize by John Edgar Wideman( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 296 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
 
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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 ادقار وایدمن
جان ادگار وایدمن نویسنده آمریکایی
ワイドマン, ジョン
Languages
English (368)
French (20)
Spanish (8)
German (6)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
Finnish (1)
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