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John Edgar Wideman

Fiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19920807, 19910208

John Edgar Wideman reads and discusses his searing novel Philadelphia Fire, which uses the infamous burning of the Move cult house in West Philadelphia by police as a start of an exploration of the role of black men in America. An earlier 1985 program featuring John Edgar Wideman is also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Race in America | Interview Year: 1991 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, MacArthur Fellowship |

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