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Product 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, "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...read more
By Bonnie Tusmith (editor)

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9781617036972 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 1, 2013, cover price $30.00 | also contains Conversations With John Edgar Wideman | About this edition: Orally or on the page, John Edgar Wideman never seems to stray far from firsthand experience.
9781578060542 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, July 1, 1998, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Orally or on the page, John Edgar Wideman never seems to stray far from firsthand experience.
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.

Paperback:

9780547086163 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, April 16, 2010), cover price $16.95

Miscellaneous:

9780547349053 | Houghton Mifflin, April 16, 2010, cover price $13.95

Product Description: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur. Recall a front stoop, juke joint, funeral, wedding, barbershop, kitchen: the music, noise, communal energy, and release. Dream. Participate the way you do when you allow a song to transport you, all kinds of songs, from hip-hop rap to Bach to Monk, each bearing its different history of sounds and silences...read more
By Carla Kaplan (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (foreword by)

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9780060934545 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 1, 2002), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

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9781439568439 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 3, 2008), cover price $21.95 | also contains Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States | About this edition: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur.

A fictional portrait based on the life of Frantz Fanon, a philosopher, psychiatrist, political activist, and author of The Wretched of the Earth, chronicles Fanon's life, from his Martinique upbringing through the publication of his influential work and his legacy in a post-9/11 world, as seen through the eyes of the African-American novelist writing his biography.

Hardcover:

9780618942633 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, February 7, 2008), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A fictional portrait of Frantz Fanon, a philosopher and political activist, chronicles Fanon's life, from his Martinique upbringing through the publication of his influential work, as seen through the eyes of the African-American novelist writing his biography.

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The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author of Brothers and Keepers presents an array of jazzy tales that have appeared in a variety of magazines and includes 'Weight,' 'The Silence of Thelonious Monk,' and 'Who Invented the Jump Shot,' among others. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780618515257 | Houghton Mifflin, January 1, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: 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.

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9780618711994 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, August 10, 2006), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: The first story collection in more than a decade from the celebrated African-American author of Brothers and Keepers presents an array of jazzy tales that have appeared in a variety of magazines and includes 'Weight,' 'The Silence of Thelonious Monk,' and 'Who Invented the Jump Shot,' among others.

Miscellaneous:

9780547346724 | Houghton Mifflin, August 10, 2006, cover price $12.95

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At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780805012668 | Henry Holt & Co, August 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: At once personal and political, this novel about being Black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes

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9780618509645 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, January 26, 2005), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes.
9780679736509 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1991), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Philadelphia Fire is the most ambitious, most highly praised, and best-selling work of fiction by "one of America's premier writers of fiction" (The York Times).

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In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780805033076 | Henry Holt & Co, March 1, 1996, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy
9780844666037 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, December 1, 1992, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A haunting portrait of lives arriving at different destinies, Brothers and Keepers is John Edgar Wideman’s seminal memoir about two brothers — one an award-winning novelist, the other a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder.
9780030617546 | Holt Rinehart & Winston, October 1, 1984, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy

Paperback:

9780618509638 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, January 26, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy.
9780679756941 | Vintage Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy
9780140082678 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 1, 1985), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy

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Product Description: The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction. Over the past twenty years judges such as Robert Penn Warren, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Alice McDermott, and Frank Conroy have selected the best collections from the hundreds submitted annually by up-and-coming writers...read more

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9780822941705 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An anthology that presents a collection of twenty tales from this literary contest's prize-winning volumes from the past twenty years.

Paperback:

9780822958154 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The Drue Heinz Literature Prize was established in 1980 to encourage and support the writing and reading of short fiction.

The author of Brothers and Keepers reflects on the meaning of basketball in his life, describes growing up in his grandparents' home in Pittsburgh, and discusses the cultural implications of basketball for African- Americans in general. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780395857311 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2001, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author recalls his experiences playing basketball with whites and African Americans in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, describing how African Americans slowly but surely changed the nature of the sport.

Paperback:

9780618257751 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, February 6, 2003), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The author recalls his experiences playing basketball with whites and African Americans in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, describing how African Americans slowly but surely changed the nature of the sport.

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A richly textured portrait of the Caribbean island of Martinique by the award-winning author of Philadelphia Fire captures a world of lush natural beauty, African and Creole cultural influences, a legacy of slavery and colonialism, and an active volcano.

Hardcover:

9780792265337 | Natl Geographic Society, February 1, 2003, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A richly textured portrait of the Caribbean island of Martinique by the award-winning author of Philadelphia Fire captures a world of lush natural beauty, African and Creole cultural influences, a legacy of slavery and colonialism, and an active volcano.

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Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B. Wells, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780762410354, titled "My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African American Literature" | Running Pr Book Pub, September 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.

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9780345455666 | Reprint edition (One World, November 1, 2002), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.

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Recently discovered, this first new book to be published by the master of African-American folklore in more than fifty years features an abundance of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, that represent a large part of the author's literary legacy and detail African-American life in the rural South.
By Ossie Davis (narrator), Ruby Dee (narrator), Zora Neale Hurston, Carla Kaplan (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (introduced by)

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780694526451 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, December 1, 2001), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

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Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

Hardcover:

9780805281743 | Not Applicable, April 1, 1984, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A series of interconnected stories portrays the history of a Black family, from Africa to slavery in America and life in a Northern city

Paperback:

9780395897973 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, July 6, 1998), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties
9780679720287 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, October 1, 1988), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

Prebinding:

9780613075794 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $22.25 | About this edition: Traces the experiences of a Black family from just after the Civil War to the radical sixties

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A young woman mourning the deaths of her husband and sons, victims of urban violence, Kassima finds redemption in a love affair with the gentle Robert Jones and in a collection of photographs, taken by her late, eccentric tenant, that document a half-century of African-American history. Tour. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780395857304 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1998, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A young woman mourning the deaths of her husband and sons, victims of urban violence, Kassima finds redemption in a love affair with the gentle Robert Jones and in a collection of photographs, taken by her late, eccentric tenant, that document a half-century of African American history

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Product Description: A redemptive, healing novel, Two Cities brings to brilliant culmination the themes John Edgar Wideman has developed in fourteen previous acclaimed books. It is a story of bridges -- bridges spanning the rivers of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, bridges arching over the rifts that have divided our communities, our country, our hearts...read more

Paperback:

9780618001859 | Mariner Books, September 30, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A redemptive, healing novel, Two Cities brings to brilliant culmination the themes John Edgar Wideman has developed in fourteen previous acclaimed books.

A panoramic overview of the battles and campaigns of the American Civil War includes detailed descriptions of pivotal engagements, portraits of great military leaders, and more than three hundred photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps.

Hardcover:

9781567998238 | Illustrate edition (Metro Books, September 1, 1999), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: A panoramic overview of the battles and campaigns of the American Civil War includes detailed descriptions of pivotal engagements, portraits of great military leaders, and more than three hundred photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps.

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An illustrated overview of the Civil War includes original maps and period photographs that capture the tension and strife of the times

Hardcover:

9781567997286 | Ill edition (Metro Books, September 1, 1999), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: An illustrated overview of the Civil War includes original maps and period photographs that capture the tension and strife of the times

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When a man is murdered and he is unfairly accused, Tommy hides out with Mother Bess--a relative who is mean and mentally unbalanced--and together they wallow in trepidation and anger desperately trying to find the nerve to face the world. Reprint. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780805281750 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, April 1, 1984), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: 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

Paperback:

9780395897980 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, July 6, 1998), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When a man is murdered and he is unfairly accused, Tommy hides out with Mother Bess--a relative who is mean and mentally unbalanced--and together they wallow in trepidation and anger desperately trying to find the nerve to face the world.
9780679720270 | Random House Inc, November 1, 1988, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Hunted by the law for a murder he didn't commit, Tommy hides out in old Miss Bess's lonely house on Bruston Hill

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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

Hardcover:

9780805281880 | Reprint edition (Not Applicable, February 1, 1985), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Tells the story of Brother Tate, a Black albino who, after the death of his son, refuses to speak for twenty years

Paperback:

9780395877296 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, April 15, 1998), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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
9780679720294 | Reissue edition (Vintage Books, September 1, 1988), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Tells the story of Brother Tate, a Black albino who, after the death of his son, refuses to speak for twenty years

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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada (view table of contents)
By Katrina Kenison (editor), Annie Proulx (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780395798669 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1997, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Paperback:

9780395798652 | Mariner Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

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In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

Hardcover:

9780395785904 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 1996, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

Paperback:

9780395877500 | Mariner Books, September 1, 1997, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant Black preacher struggles to save a mysterious, endangered African woman from a racially explosive society

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A collection of short stories selected from national magazines and small literary journals features the work of authors such as Robert Olen Butler, Alice Adams, Rick Bass, Mary Gordon, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lynn Sharon Schwartz.
By Katrina Kenison (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780395752913 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1996, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Paperback:

9780395752906 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1996, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

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An examination of the African-American experience as it impacts father-son relationships describes how race and racism served to estrange Wideman from his own father. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Hardcover:

9780679407201 | Pantheon Books, September 1, 1994, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Provides a memoir that explores the roots of identity, the complexities of family relationships, and the struggle to heal in the face of familial estrangement and racial ideology

Paperback:

9780679737513 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 29, 1995), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Provides a memoir that explores the roots of identity, the complexities of family relationships, and the struggle to heal in the face of familial estrangement and racial ideology

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