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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The whole world was dying there. Learned much from these stories. No trivia or quizzes yet. B Cole rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Steve Owen rated it it was amazing Jan 17, This was a book I picked up at one of those public library book sales, mainly just because I’d heard that Wideman teaches widemaan Brown. My favorite stories like jhon opening piece, sdgar Story” were just stories, plain and simple, with an impeccable sense of place and voice.

In March,he self-published “Briefs,” a new collection of microstories, on Lulu. Somehow she’d pulled me up and back to the barracks wall, propping herself, supporting me, sheltering me.

This prepared me for the different viewpoints which made the story so unique.

Fever Summary & Study Guide

Topics for Further Study. Writing to Save a Life: Dec 06, Matt Hlinak rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? Wideman has a keen ear for the natural flow of language, and it both heightens his dialogue and keeps the descriptive parts of the stories flowing. The city, one of the centers of commerce and culture of the early United States, is gripped in the throes of a yellow fever epidemic.


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Writing to Save a Life: Refresh and try again. One more kick, a numbing, blinding smash that took my breath away. Apr 25, robert rated it really liked it. Nov 15, Robert rated it it was amazing. But I never sang in their cage, Bobby. If you would ecgar to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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gever Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Rush, a practitioner determined to treat the fever’s victims and understand the cause of the disease. Although Allen has a wife and daughter, he has chosen to stay in the city, where he works for Wldeman. Critics have consistently noted that it is one of his most ambitious pieces of short fiction. Apr 03, Sara Cutaia rated it it was ok.

A mosquito squats on him, drinks his blood, but he does not kill her. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You say she was colored? Project MUSE promotes the wdgar and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I was surprised how tiny she was, barely my size, but strong, very strong.

Preview — Fever by John Edgar Wideman. There’s an emotional payoff to just about each story here, and none outstay their welcome. Mar 14, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: It is under heavy personal pressure that Wideman wrote Reubenhis novel about a black outsider who becomes a lawyer to the poor in Pittsburgh, and then published Feverhis second book about Philadelphia. Eugene Haston rated it really liked it Feb 07, My favorite stories like the opening piece, “Doc’s Story” were just stories, plain and s This was a book I picked up at one of those public library book sales, mainly just because I’d heard that Wideman teaches at Brown.


Morgan Edgr rated it really liked it Jun 20, View the Study Pack. About John Edgar Wideman.

Fever: Twelve Stories

Shielding me as we stumbled and slammed into a wall. The Louis Till File. Wideman gives us an interesting array of characters to examine, puts them into everyday situations, then throws something into the mix to jazz it up a little– a blind man who never misses a shot from the free-throw wdieman, a pianist who won’t stop describing a dream long enough for tever brother to tell him of the death of their mother because, we can tell, he is already awareetc.

The title story is fantastic, as is the story Valaida. I heard the thud of clubs on her back, felt her shudder each time a blow was struck. I was just a boy. Joseph Conlin rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Zain Syed rated it widemwn was ok Jan 11, Before America entered the war. Copyrights Fever from Gale. Already camps had begun devouring people.

To ask other readers questions about Fever edggar, please sign up. Yet there is also a danger that these shifts could confuse the reader. However, it’s worth hunting down.