Fever: twelve stories

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Penguin Books, Sep 27, 1990 - Fiction - 161 pages
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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 and fabrication, and by a richless of language that rests lightly on its carefully foundation.

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User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

Fever by John Edgar Wideman is a collection of twelve short stories written in an extremely experimental style. The plots of the stories tend to be about a moment of depression or struggle in the life ... Read full review

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User Review  - mjennings26 - LibraryThing

This collection is so very, very good that I have left the final story unread because I don't want to have finished this book! Read full review


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Writer John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, D. C., 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. Fatheralong was a finalist for the National Book Award (1994) and Brothers and Keepers was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (1995).

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