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Wideman, John Edgar

Overview
Works: 195 works in 719 publications in 7 languages and 35,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  True crime stories  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.I26, 813.54
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Philadelphia fire : a novel by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,677 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,366 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
20 : the best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize by John Edgar Wideman( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American short stories by a variety of twentieth-century writers and winners of the Due Heinz Literature Prize
The stories of John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,074 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 )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 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
Two cities by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,029 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 cattle killing by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 994 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 )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 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
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrist and revolutionary Frantz Fanon (1925?1961) fought to free Algeria from French rule, and wrote several key texts on colonialism
God's gym by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 882 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 )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 836 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)
Damballah by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 773 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 709 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
The best American short stories, 2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member 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
The best American short stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member 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."
American histories : stories by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman, the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life, blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each other. With characters ranging from everyday Americans to Jean-Michel Basquiat to Nat Turner, American Histories is a journey through time, experience, and the soul of our country"
A glance away by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 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
Fanon by John Edgar Wideman( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 607 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
The lynchers by John Edgar Wideman( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost 30 years before 9/11, John Edgar Wideman published his third novel, a revolutionary and controversial story about four African-American men who hatch a terrorist plot to shake a complacent America to its foundations. They see their plan to lynch a white cop as the ultimate symbolic act of protest in a racist, hypocritical society mired in fundamental inequalities that contradict its "Home of the Free" credo. Critic Saunders Redding raved, "It is all here...the history of Negro America raised to the grandeur of superb fiction, as Tolstoy did it for the history of the Russian people in the Napoleonic era in War and Peace. I think The Lynchers is far and away the truest, the most moving, and the most brilliantly crafted novel of Negro life in almost a quarter of a century--that is, since Ellison's Invisible Man, which in some ways it surpasses." --P.[4] cover
The best American short stories, 2002 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 535 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
 
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Philadelphia fire : a novel
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My soul has grown deep : classics of early African-American literature20 : the best of the Drue Heinz Literature PrizeSent for you yesterdayTwo citiesThe cattle killingFever : twelve storiesFanonGod's gym
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