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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Wideman never, though, allows the polemic to take over completely, and he’s always able to successfully pull himself back from the brink.

Fever: Twelve Stories

Writing to Save a Life: Without even concentrating on the words, I could see the shifts on the page because the passages look different from one another.

I just love Wideman’s writing. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. A wonderful introduction to a wonderful author. Book titles Widemab Journal titles. The title story in this collection works when Wideman is painting a scene, just as all his other stories work, but every once in a while the agenda gets widemab the way and the story flattens into polemic.


Feb 20, Anne Sanow rated it it was amazing. Topics for Further Study. I was just a boy. Copyrights Fever from Gale. Wideman was chosen as winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story infor outstanding achievement in that genre. Holly rated it liked it Feb 03, It is winter, fsver days are shorter, and he is alone.

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Topics for Further Study. I did not know why. This book was really hard to johh. With this collection, Wideman is asking if stories can change a person. A stool they stood on when they wanted to reach a little higher. I remember curling up as I had seen a dog once cowering from the blows of a rolled newspaper.

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Order our Fever Study Guide. What Do I Read Next? Elizabeth rated it really liked it Feb 13, In a similar vein, the fifth and seventh passages are told as dictionary entries, complete with etymology.

Even a black woman. They said the Wjdeman of Denmark honored her with a gold trumpet. Already camps had begun devouring people. About John Edgar Wideman. Paperbackpages.


They do not all end badly, by any means, as they do in Swift and so many other authors. Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies.

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The kapos hesitated, astounded by what she’d dared. The comparisons to Faulkner and Woolf on the book jacket should have clued me in. Browse all BookRags Study Guides.

Yet there is also a danger that these shifts could confuse the reader. Books by John Edgar Wideman.

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If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Order our Fever Study Guide. Nov 15, Robert rated it it was amazing.