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By turns subtle and intense, disturbing and elusive, the stories in this collection are ultimately connected by themes of memory and loss, reality. Of the 12 stories in Wideman’s wide-ranging new collection, six have never been previously published, and most are standouts. Wideman excels in a variety of. : Fever (Contemporary American Fiction) (): John Edgar Wideman: Books.

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In March,he self-published “Briefs,” a new collection of microstories, on Lulu.

I simply saw it and hated the man, felt sorry for the animal, but already the child in me understood it could be no other way so I rolled and curled myself against the blows as I’d remembered the spotted dog in the dusty village street because that’s the way it had to be. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Introduction & Overview of Fever

I just love Wideman’s writing. What Do I Read Next?

A dark angel who fell from the sky and saved me. Dec 26, Luke rated it liked it Shelves: And she saved my life. Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies. Morgan Campbell rated it really liked it Jun 20, Wideman never, though, allows the polemic to take over completely, and he’s always edgarr to successfully pull himself back from the brink.


The passages vary considerably in their tone and point of view. Books by John Edgar Wideman. In contrast to the first passage with its focus on visual impression from out a window, this passage takes a broader look at the impact of the disease by summarizing the symptoms. This sets the tone for nohn season of death widenan by the yellow fever epidemic. Follow Us on Facebook. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Published October 1st by Penguin Gever first published January 1st Somehow she’d pulled me up and back to the barracks wall, propping herself, supporting me, sheltering me. Other stories focus on the holocaust or rape or the ending of a marriage. You say she was colored? If our knowledge of his biography contributes anything to our understanding of his fiction, it is an awareness of the depths of experience, of its existential and emotional complexity that are the widdeman of his narrative vigor.


Fever | Introduction & Overview

This section iwdeman 2, words approx. Having started in late July, the disease assumed epidemic proportions in late August, and by the middle of September the city had almost surrendered.

Lists with This Book. They didn’t need a why. As with most of the books Wideman published beforethis is out of print at present. The most distinctive feature of the title story is its structure.

Want to Read saving…. She fought to her feet, dragging me with her. First I heard her voice, then she rushed in, fell on me, wrapped herself around me.

Already camps had begun devouring people. Only woman like her I saw until I came here, to this country, this city. Get Fever from Amazon. Feb 20, Anne Sanow rated it it was amazing. I know Wideman is quite the big-name in the literary world, but I could not get into these 12 stories. Each plot involves an aspect of storytelling.