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Conversations with John Edgar Wideman

Conversations with John Edgar Wideman( )
Editor: TuSmith, Bonnie
Author: Wideman, John Edgar
Series title:Literary Conversations Ser.
ISBN:978-1-61703-697-2
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $42.90
Book Description:

Orally or on the page, John Edgar Wideman never seems to stray far from firsthand experience. "Writing for me is a way of opening up," he states in one of the interviews in this collection. This book spans thirty-five years. Wideman discusses a wide variety of topics - from postmodernism to genocide, from fatherhood to women's basketball.

Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / African American
Literary Criticism / American / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 1.422 cm
Book Weight:0.368 Kilograms
Author Biography
Wideman, John Edgar (Editor)
Writer John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, D. C., on June 14, 1941. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, studied at Oxford University, and was the second African American to become a Rhodes Scholar.

He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually founded and chaired the African American studies department. He also taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Wideman is the author of more than a dozen books. Sent for You Yesterday won a PEN/Faulkner Award in 1984, and Philadelphia Fire received one a decade later. Fatheralong was a finalist for the National Book Award (1994) and Brothers and Keepers was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (1995).

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