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by John Edgar Wideman

Category: World
Subcategory: History books
Author: John Edgar Wideman
ISBN: 0850315506
ISBN13: 978-0850315509
Language: English
Publisher: Allison & Busby (March 1984)
Pages: 158
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John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American author of novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and other works

John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American author of novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and other works. Among the most critically acclaimed American writers of his generation, he was the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice. His writing is known for experimental techniques and a focus on the African-American experience.

He was explaining this to me in December, over a lunch of rare steak-frites and Bordeaux at Lucien, a bistro a few blocks from his Lower East Side apartment. I go to a bar, I get to know the bartenders and the manager, he said

Wideman has come into his full powers. Wideman moves into the very heart of the black experience in urban America.

How can I put this in a way you'll understand? John Edgar Wideman can write! Wideman is the male Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison is the female Wideman.

A man lay dead in a parking lot. Tommy didn't kill him, but the police. How can I put this in a way you'll understand? John Edgar Wideman can write! Wideman is the male Toni Morrison. I don't know which came first, and I doubt either one of them can claim preeminence along any chronological lines, but both write in the same distinctively breathtaking way. Wideman's prose is a multiple sensory experience. And not even limited to five.

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A fierce yet loving vision of two characters who are "hiding out" from the failures and fears of their lives. Part of the Homewood trilogy. Format Paperback 158 pages. Dimensions 140 x 222 x 1. 1mm 300g. Publication date 28 Oct 1998. Publisher HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.

In 1985 police bombed a West Philadelphia row house. A philosopher, psychiatrist, and political activist, Frantz Fanon was a fierce, acute critic of racism and oppression. Eleven people died and a fire started that destroyed sixty other houses. John Edgar Wideman brings these events and their repercussions to shocking life in this seminal novel. Born of African descent in Martinique in 1925, Fanon fought in defense of France during World War II but later against France in Algeria's war for independence.

by John Edgar Wideman. Hiding Place is the third book by John Wideman that I read (the first two being Brothers and Keepers, and Damballah), and it's the one that really solidified his place in my mind as one of our best living writers.

Wideman at the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards in 2010. The Homewood Books (includes Damballah, Hiding Place and Sent for You Yesterday); Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992; as The Homewood Trilogy, New York, NY: Avon, 1985. 1941-06-14) June 14, 1941 (age 78) Washington, . A Glance Away, Hurry Home, and The Lynchers: Three Early Novels by John Edgar Wideman, New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1994. Damballah, (short stories), New York, NY: Avon, 1981. London: Allison & Busby, 1984. Fever (short stories), New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1989.

John Edgar Wideman, our Henderson Award recipient, needs no introduction

John Edgar Wideman, our Henderson Award recipient, needs no introduction. From his first novel A Glance Away to his most recent collection American Histories, Wideman’s writing career spans five decades during which he has asserted himself as one of the most singular voices in American literature. Wideman’s works have been widely celebrated: he has notably won the International PEN/Faulkner Award twice for Sent for You Yesterday (1984) and for Philadelphia Fire (1990), which also won the American Book Award

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