The Resource American histories : stories, John Edgar Wideman

American histories : stories, John Edgar Wideman

Label
American histories : stories
Title
American histories
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
John Edgar Wideman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. "JB & FD" reimagines conversations between John Brown, the antislavery crusader who famously raided Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and orator, conversations that belie the myth of race and produce a fantastical, ethically rich correspondence that spans years and ideologies. "Maps and Ledgers" eavesdrops on a brother and sister today as they ponder their father's killing of another man. "Williamsburg Bridge" sits inside a man sitting on a bridge who contemplates his life before he decides to jump. "My Dead" is a story about how the already-departed demand more time, more space in the lives of those who survive them. Navigating an extraordinary range of subject and tone, Wideman challenges the boundaries of traditional forms, and delivers unforgettable, immersive narratives that touch the very core of what it means to be alive. An extended meditation on family, history, and loss, American Histories weaves together historical fact, philosophical wisdom, and deeply personal vignettes. More than the sum of its parts, this is Wideman at his best--emotionally precise and intellectually stimulating--an extraordinary collection by a master
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BTCTA
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Wideman, John Edgar
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I26
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
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  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Wideman, John Edgar
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  • Families
  • Loss (Psychology)
Label
American histories : stories, John Edgar Wideman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JB & FD -- Dark matter -- Shape the world is in -- My dead -- Music -- Bonds -- New start -- Maps and ledgers -- Writing teacher -- Williamsburg Bridge -- Examination -- Wail -- Lines -- Nat Turner confesses -- Empire -- Yellow sea -- Bunny and Glide -- Snow -- Ghost dancer -- Collage -- Expectations
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781501178344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989963913
  • 820182
  • (OCoLC)ocn989963913
  • 820182
Label
American histories : stories, John Edgar Wideman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JB & FD -- Dark matter -- Shape the world is in -- My dead -- Music -- Bonds -- New start -- Maps and ledgers -- Writing teacher -- Williamsburg Bridge -- Examination -- Wail -- Lines -- Nat Turner confesses -- Empire -- Yellow sea -- Bunny and Glide -- Snow -- Ghost dancer -- Collage -- Expectations
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9781501178344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989963913
  • 820182
  • (OCoLC)ocn989963913
  • 820182

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