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by John Edgar Wideman

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Author:
John Edgar Wideman
ISBN13:
978-0679737513
ISBN:
0679737510
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Publisher:
Vintage (August 29, 1995)
Subcategory:
Social Sciences
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1736 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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178

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father.

Wideman, John Edgar, Authors, American, African American authors, Fathers and sons, African American men, Negers, Vader-zoon-relaties. New York : Pantheon Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

Certain to galvanize national attention, Fatheralong is a fiercely lyrical and revealing memoir that attempts all the while, "among other things, to break out, displace, replace the paradigm of race

Wideman, John Edgar, Authors, American, African American authors, Fathers and sons, African American men. Publisher. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on August 23, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

His nonfiction book Brothers and Keepers received a National Book Award

What are the roles of mothers and father? There could be more attention to social class. As John becomes middle class, but is raised in a working-class environment. His nonfiction book Brothers and Keepers received a National Book Award. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and much of his writing is set there, especially in the Homewood neighborhood of the East End.

Writer John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, D. 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.

With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons

With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father, producing a memoir that belongs alongside the classics of Richard Wright and Malcolm X. 2 people like this topic.

It is all about race and how that is interpreted within American society.

book by John Edgar Wideman. It is all about race and how that is interpreted within American society.

All Stories Are True. First published in 1984 in the United States by Henry Holt and Company. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The Stories of John Edgar Wideman. Philadelphia Fire: A Novel.

With resonant artistry and unflagging directness, Wideman examines the tragedy of race and the gulf it cleaves between black fathers and black sons. He does so chiefly through the lens of his own relations with his remote father, producing a memoir that belongs alongside the classics of Richard Wright and Malcolm X.
  • John Edgar Wideman is a total hipocrite and no different from any of the things he wrote about. I stongly disagree with his interracial marriage, and maybe that gives bias to making me not like the book, but how can he go on and on about white people treating black people so badly only to marry a white person? Wideman writes as though white people today owe him something, and that is certainly not true. I am only 19 years old and was not around during the Civil War and the 1970's. It is not my fault,nor his,that white people back then did what they did. Wideman is so pessimistic about life and everythng in it. Life deals out cards to people, and in turn, each person must play the card he is given. It's just the way the cookie crumbles. Maybe if he changed his attitude and brightened up a little he would feel beter. It is sad that he and his father couldn't have the relationship that he'd wished for, but he is a grown man and should not dwell on the past. This book was so boring and went in one ear and out the other. Basically to restate myself, John Edgar Wideman is a hipocrite, and I don't appreciate this book at all.
    I also didn't appreciate some of the language he used. He could have expressed himself just as easily without using curse words. The incomplete sentences were hard to follow and not fun or interesting to read. Some of the things he wrote about could have been left out and the story would have been the same. I just don't like the book!

  • We can spend and waste our time with many things. We can try to lay blame where we may. Still things are the way they are and will stay that way. We need to change the things we can change and except the things we can not change.I feel the author really did not like anything about his past. I hope his future is better and brighter now that he has gotten his past feelings out in the open. If we look far enough we all have been discrimnated against. It is our choice what we choose to believe in and who we want to be.

  • When you look past the curse words, and incomplete sentences this book makes a little since. Wideman's book makes you look deep down into your soul, and makes you discover that you are a little raciest. The book also reinforces how important a strong family unit can be in the development of a person. In this time, when people are searching for the causes of why our society has so many problems this book brings answers. 412587

  • I didn't like the book very much. I was surprised to find out that I had to read it for an English 101 class. It brought out some controversial issues. I would have liked it better if I had read the ending first, then read the rest of the book!

  • We can spend and waste our time with many things. We can try to lay blame where we may. Still things are the way they are and will stay that way. We need to change the things we can change and except the things we can not change. I feel like the author really did not like anything about his past. I hope his future is better and brighter now that he has gotten his past feelings out in the open. If we look far and hard enought we all have been discriminated against. It is our choice what we choose to believe in and who we want to be. NBC