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While at the 1985 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, John Edgar Wideman read from his then unpublished novel Rueben, which tells the story of an aging African-American man who lives in an abandoned trailer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serves as a "lawyer and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.
Our "Classics Series" continues as we go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...
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