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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With this collection, Wideman is asking if stories can change a person. Copyrights Fever from Gale.
Jan 24, Robert Beveridge rated it really mohn it Shelves: I was just a boy. This section contains 2, words approx. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: One more kick, a numbing, blinding smash that took my breath away.
This early collection of stories features some authorial showing off, but ranges johj in mood and character. The transition from one perspective to another is made immediately clear by the use of italics in all but the first word of the passage.
They said she was a dancer and could play any instrument.
One tried to snatch her away. View a FREE sample. Her fingers dug into my shoulders, squeezing, gripping hard enough to hurt me if I hadn’t been past the point of feeling pain.
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Rush, a practitioner determined to treat the fever’s victims and understand the cause of the disease. This section contains words approx. View freely available titles: View the Study Pack. Already camps had begun devouring people.
Topics for Further Study. Dec 06, Matt Hlinak rated it it was amazing. Was this black one a madwoman, a witch?
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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.
Wideman may be the finest American writer no one’s ever heard of. Dec 13, Gretchen rated it liked it Shelves: Without even concentrating on the words, I could see the shifts on the page because the passages look different from one another.
The guards were beating me.
B Cole rated it it was amazing Nov 02, I did not know why. These characteristics combine in the title edgwr of his short story collection, Fever. In a similar vein, the fifth and seventh passages are told as dictionary entries, complete with etymology. My head was buried in her smock.
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In the hold of a ship, another man—a slave—wonders why the gods have chosen to put him here, chained to other captives, bumping and shaking in puddles of waste. A mosquito squats on him, drinks his blood, but he does not kill her.
As aideman most of the books Wideman published beforethis is out of print at present. Last I saw of her she was still fighting, slim, beautiful legs kicking at them as they dragged and punched her across the yard. Nov 15, Robert rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Fever by John Edgar Wideman
Contact Contact Us Help. Wideman tends a little more towards the family side of things than does Swift, leading to a bit more variation on the theme, but the theme usually stays the same, how relationships end. Writing to Save a Life: Order our Fever Study Guide. Writing to Save a Life: Preview — Fever by John Edgar Wideman.
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