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The Resource American histories : stories, by John Edgar Wideman, (Large Print)

American histories : stories, by John Edgar Wideman, (Large Print)

Label
American histories : stories
Title
American histories
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by John Edgar Wideman
Creator
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." -- Provided by publisher
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Wideman, John Edgar
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
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Label
American histories : stories, by John Edgar Wideman, (Large Print)
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Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
sky294991971
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
321 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432863159
Lccn
2018057466
Label
American histories : stories, by John Edgar Wideman, (Large Print)
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
sky294991971
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
321 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432863159
Lccn
2018057466

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