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John Edgar Wideman: A Bibliography, Primary and Secondary Sources

From: Callaloo
Volume 22, Number 3, Summer 1999
pp. 750-757 | 10.1353/cal.1999.0130

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Callaloo 22.3 (1999) 750-757

I. Primary Sources


"The Narrator and Narrative Technique in Four Eighteenth-Century Novels." B. Phil, Oxford, 1966. MS, Bodleian.


A Glance Away. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967.

Hurry Home. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.

The Lynchers. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.

Damballah. New York: Avon 1981.

Hiding Place. New York: Avon 1981.

Sent for You Yesterday. New York: Avon 1983.

Brothers and Keepers. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984.

The Homewood Trilogy. [Damballah, Hiding Place, Sent for You Yesterday.] New York: Avon, 1985.

Reuben. New York: Henry Holt, 1987.

Fever. New York: Henry Holt, 1989.

Philadelphia Fire. New York: Henry Holt, 1990.

All Stories Are True. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

The Homewood Books. Pittsburgh and London: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992.

The Stories of John Edgar Wideman. [All Stories Are True, Fever, Damballah.] New York: Pantheon, 1992.

All Stories Are True. The Collected Stories of John Edgar Wideman. [All Stories Are True, Fever, Damballah.] London: Picador, 1993.

Identities. Three Novels by John Edgar Wideman. [A Glance Away, Hurry Home, The Lynchers.] New York : Henry Holt, 1994.

Fatheralong. New York: Pantheon, 1994.

The Cattle Killing. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Two Cities. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Shorter Texts (A Selection)

"Fear in the Streets." The American Scholar 40.4 (Fall 1971): 611-22.

"Charles W. Chesnutt: The Marrow of Tradition." The American Scholar 42.1 (Winter 1972-1973): 128-34.

"The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre." New York Times Book Review (7 October 1973).

"Train Whistle Guitar by Albert Murray." New York Times Book Review (12 May 1974).

"Black, Brown, Beige and White: Music Is My Mistress by Edward Kennedy Ellington. Miles Davis: A Musical Biography by Bill Coley. Remembering Bix: A Memoir of the Jazz Age by Ralph Berton. Bix: Man and Legend by Richard M. Sudhalter." New York Times Book Review (18 August 1974).

"Frame and Dialect: The Evolution of the Black Voice in American Literature." American Poetry Review 5.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1976): 34-37.

"Defining the Black Voice in Fiction." Black American Literature Forum 11.3 (Fall 1977): 79-82.

"Mr. Thomas." Callaloo 1 (1978): 19-29.

"Of Love and Dust: A Reconsideration." Callaloo 1 (1978): 76-84.

"'Native Son': A Richard Wright Reader by Ellen Wright and Michel Fabre, eds." New York Times Book Review (5 March 1978).

"Stomping the Blues: Ritual in Black Music and Speech." American Poetry Review 7.4 (Jul.-Aug. 1978): 42-45.

"Freeda." Callaloo 2 (1979): 43-52.

"Bobby." TriQuarterly 46 (Fall 1979): 13-30.

"The Healing of Velma Henry: The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara." New York Times Book Review (1 June 1980).

"When It's Time to Go Home." Callaloo 4 (1981): 73-78.

"Charles W. Chesnutt and the WPA Narratives: The Oral and Literate Roots of Afro-American Literature." The Slave's Narrative. Ed. Charles T. Davis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. 59-78.

"The Language of Home." New York Times Book Review (13 January 1985).

"Surfiction." Southern Review 21 (Summer 1985): 633-40.

"What Is Afro, What Is American?" New York Times Book Review (3 August 1986).

"For James Baldwin." The Massachusetts Review 28.4 (Winter 1987): 551-60.

"The Divisible Man." Life 11:5 (1988): 116.

"The Black Writer and the Magic of the Word." New York Times Book Review (24 January 1988).

"The Signifying Monkey." New York Times Book Review (14 August 1988).

"Preface." Breaking Ice. An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Ed. Terry MacMillan. New York: Random House, 1990. v-x.

"Introduction." The Souls of Black Folk. By W.E.B. Du Bois (1903). New York: Vintage / The Library of America, 1990. xi-xvi.

"Michael Jordan Leaps the Great Divide." Esquire (Nov. 1990).

"The Color of Fiction." Mother Jones 15 (Nov.-Dec. 1990): 59-60.

"Portents, he said, would make me sure of this." Callaloo 13.1 (Winter 1990): 37-41.

"The Architectonics of Fiction." Callaloo 13.1 (Winter 1990): 42-46.

"Preface." The Homewood Books. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. vii-xi.

"Dead Black Men and Other Fallouts from the American Dream." Esquire...

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