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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, "a way of sharing, a way of making sense of the world, and writing's very appeal is that it gives me a kind of hands-on way of coping with the very difficult business of living a life." Wideman shares the joy and pain of his life experience. The easy laughter accompanying many of these interviews shows that conversations with him can be intense and fun. This book spans thirty-five years. Wideman discusses a wide variety of topics--from postmodernism to genocide, from fatherhood to women's basketball. One of the pleasures of encountering these conversations is the glimpse they give into the workshop of the writer's mind. He is shown in the interviews to be very open about his artistic aims, techniques, and sources, whether talking about his Aunt May's storytelling or about African spirituality. The earliest piece collected here is an interview-based profile, "The Astonishing John Wideman." It appeared in Look magazine in 1963 and featured him as a ghetto-raised basketball star who had turned Rhodes scholar. Wideman's fulfillment of his early promise is now an established fact: He is an award-winning novelist, a university professor, a social and cultural critic, a political activist, and a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. To date, he is the author of thirteen critically acclaimed books, including The Homewood Trilogy, Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, Fever, Fatheralong, and The Cattle Killing. Bonnie TuSmith is an associate professor of English at Northeastern University.
By Bonnie Tusmith (editor)

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9781578060535 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, July 1, 1998, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Orally or on the page, John Edgar Wideman never seems to stray far from firsthand experience.

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9781617036972 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 1, 2013, cover price $30.00 | also contains Conversations With John Edgar Wideman
9780314017000, titled "Personal Property in a Nutshell" | 2nd edition (West Group, February 1, 1993), cover price $23.50 | also contains Conversations With John Edgar Wideman, Personal Property in a Nutshell | About this edition: Wild Animals and First Possession; Possession of Abandoned Personal Property; Other First Possessors and the Forms of Action; Prior Possession; Finders; Bailments; Good Faith Purchasers; Gifts of Personal Property; Joint Bank Accounts; Adverse Possession of Property; Accession and Confusion; Common Law Estates In Personality.

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Product Description: John Edgar Wideman is one of the most prominent African American writers today. He is the first author to have been awarded the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice-once in 1984 for Sent for You Yesterday and again in 1990 for Philadelphia Fire...read more
By Keith Eldon Byerman (editor) and Bonnie Tusmith (editor)

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9781572334694 | Univ of Tennessee Pr, April 15, 2006, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: John Edgar Wideman is one of the most prominent African American writers today.
9780080284576, titled "Common Denominators in Art and Science" | Humanities Pr, March 1, 1983, cover price $28.50 | also contains Common Denominators in Art and Science

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Product Description: Did affirmative action programs solve the problem of race on American college campuses, as several recent books would have us believe? If so, why does talking about race in anything more than a superficial way make so many students uncomfortable? Written by college instructors from many disciplines, this volume of essays takes a bold first step toward a nationwide conversation...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Maureen T. Reddy (editor) and Bonnie Tusmith (editor)

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9780813531083 | Rutgers Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Did affirmative action programs solve the problem of race on American college campuses, as several recent books would have us believe?

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9780813531090 | Rutgers Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Did affirmative action programs solve the problem of race on American college campuses, as several recent books would have us believe?

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Product Description: A compact anthology of American short fiction that explores an expanded idea of family. The book is arranged according to 7 types of family relationships: grandparent and grandchild, couples, father and child, mother and child, siblings, family ties, and adoptions. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780155073319 | Heinle & Heinle Pub, January 1, 2000, cover price $66.95 | About this edition: A compact anthology of American short fiction that explores an expanded idea of family.

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Product Description: All My Relatives challenges the prevailing notion that the work of all American writers reflects a sense of determined individualism. Highlighting works by Frank Chin, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, N. Scott Momaday, Tomas Rivera, Leslie Marmon Silko, Alice Walker, and John Edgar Wideman, Bonnie TuSmith shows that a "first language of community" exists within the cultures of ethnic Americans and is evident in their literary texts...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780472103232 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: All My Relatives challenges the prevailing notion that the work of all American writers reflects a sense of determined individualism.

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9780472082858 | Univ of Michigan Pr, December 1, 1994, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: All My Relatives challenges the prevailing notion that the work of all American writers reflects a sense of determined individualism.

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