John Edgar WidemanFiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19851112
While at the 1985 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, John Edgar Wideman read from his then unpublished novel Rueben, which tells the story of an aging African-American man who lives in an abandoned trailer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serves as a "lawyer and go-between" on behalf of poor blacks in his neighborhood. A later 1991 program featuring John Edgar Wideman is also available in our audio archives.
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