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Philadelphia Fire

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1991

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1113

ISBN: 0670820091

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The first UK Edition of the author's PEN/Faulkner Winning book. Based loosely on the infamous MOVE bombing that took place on Osage Avenue in Philadelphia. View more info

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The Stories of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1114

ISBN: 0679407197

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. From the two-time Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award-this book brings together the complete stories thus far, including those from Damballah and Fever, as well as ten stories written especially for this collection, themselves entitled "All Stories Are True". View more info

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Fatheralong

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1115

ISBN: 0679407200

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The celebrated Black author's searingly honest meditation on "fathers, color, roots, time, and language." The Los Angeles Times Book Review calls Wideman "our most powerful and accomplished artist of the urban black world." From affluent Amherst to blue-collar Pittsburgh to rural South Carolina, this is his memoir of an American family. This was also shortlisted for the National Book Award. View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1116

Condition: Fine


This is an Advance Reading Copy. Spanning two centuries and three continents, The Cattle Killing is a dazzling, powerful, mythic book sure to provoke and inspire. This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page . View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1117

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. His first novel in six years following "Philadelphia Fire". This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father’s house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves hims elf behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info

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The Cattle Killing

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1118

ISBN: 0330327895

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. Entirely different artwork on the dustjacket from the American edition. His first novel in six years following Philadelphia Fire. This novel spans two centuries and three continents. The story starts out with "Setting out for his father's house he leaves everything behind. He even leaves himself behind as he begins the steep climb up Wylie Avenue." View more info

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Two Cities

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1119

ISBN: 0395857309

Condition: Fine


This copy SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. The two-time PEN/Faulkner Award Winner's latest novel - a novel of bridges - bridges spanning the rivers of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, bridges arching over the rifts that have divided our communities, our country, and our hearts. At the center of the story is Kassima, a young widow who is mourning her husband and sons, lost to the violence of the Pittsburgh streets. View more info

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Hoop Roots

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3337

ISBN: 0395857317

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! "Hoop Roots" is John Edgar Wideman's memoir of discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in America - a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. View more info

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A Glance Away

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 1986

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4974

ISBN: 0850317398

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page. Eddie Lawson's Easter homecoming to the black ghetto of a North American city is full of tentative hope; after a year in a drug clinic in the Southern States he has freed himself from slavery to the Man. For Robert Thurley - middle-aged, middle-class and white, a homosexual professor of literature from the other side of town - Easter and its rituals also bring new hope. It was with this fine novel that John Edgar Wideman originally captured the imagination of American critics. It is now published in Britain for the first time. View more info

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Fever

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6446

ISBN: 0805011846

Condition: Fine


This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Mr. Wideman on the title page. Strikingly varied, by turns subtle and intense, razor-sharp, disturbing, and elusive, the stories in this collection are connected by themes of memory and loss, by the interplay of reality and fabrication, and by a richness of language that dances upon its carefully crafted foundation. A collection of twelve stories from this author described by the New York Times as "one of America’s premier writers of fiction". View more info

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Hoop Roots

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7265

ISBN: 0395857317

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page with the inscription "For Edmund." "Hoop Roots" is John Edgar Wideman's memoir of discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in America - a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. View more info

American Histories: Stories

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8619

ISBN: 1501178342

Condition: Fine


This copy of "American Histories" has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each other. An extended meditation on family, history, and loss, "American Histories" weaves together historical fact, philosophical wisdom, and deeply personal vignettes. More than the sum of its parts, this is Wideman at his best--emotionally precise and intellectually stimulating--an extraordinary collection by a... View more info

Sent for You Yesterday/Damballah/Hiding Place

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, UK/New York, NY, Allison & Busby: 1984

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8660

ISBN: 0850315883

Condition: Fine


This collection of the First Hardcover Editions of the "Homewood Trilogy" have all been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on their title pages! First released in the US as paperback originals. A later combination of the "Homewood Trilogy" books in 1984 included a preface written by Wideman where he states - "that the books be read in the sequence arranged here is a suggestion, not an order.The simple fact is I wrote three books simultaneously." These hardcover editions include: 1) "Hiding Place," 2) "Damballah" 3) "Sent For You Yesterday." The l... View more info

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My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature

By: Wideman, John Edgar [Editor]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Running Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4661

Condition: Fine


Award-winning author and scholar John Edgar Wideman offers his collection of the finest early African-American writing. With extensive, self-contained entries, the collection is diverse enough to represent the full range of black literary output, yet focused enough for the reader to learn about the early period of this literary tradition in detail. A massive volume encompassing some 1,270 page. View more info

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Blackness and Modernism: The Literary Career of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar [Subject] : By James W. Coleman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, Univ Press of Mississippi: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED By Subject

Seller ID: 6495

ISBN: 0878053913

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! Diring his career as a writer-intellectual, John Edgar Wideman in his personal life has overcome feelings of alienation from the black community and had reoriented himself as a participant in black culture. Coleman identifies three main stages in Wideman's career: the early books; the Homewood trilogy; and the recent books. Included in this work is Coleman's interview with Wideman, conducted in 1988. View more info

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Autobiography of a Family Photo

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3796

ISBN: 0525937218

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! ARC/Uncorrected Proof. The author's debut - a coming-to-conciousness, coming-of-age story of a young girl, told with passion and poetry, honesty and clear vision. The author was named a a Granta Regional Finalist on the basis of this work. Publishers Weekly called it "Brilliant, moving, semi-surreal-and daring." View more info

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Between Madison and Palmetto

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3797

ISBN: 0385309066

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! This third book in the trilogy about Maizon and Margaret, which began with "Last Summer with Maizon" and "Maizon at Blue Hill", concludes a wonderfully rich and far-reaching story of two remarkable girls, their friendship, their families, and their community. View more info

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The House You Pass on the Way

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3799

ISBN: 0385321899

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Jacqueline Woodson! Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). This haunting, beautifully written novel won the Coretta Scott King Award and gracefully explores complex questions: about family, longing and love; about sexuality; and about the history and legacy of racism, all within the story of one singular girl. View more info

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Last Summer with Maizon

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3801

ISBN: 0399237550

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! This is a copy of the Advance, Uncorrected Proof of Putnam's Edition of the first book of the author's celebrated trilogy that was first published by Delacorte Press in 1990. Eleven-year-old Margaret tries to accept the inevitable changes that come one summer when her father dies and her best friend Maizon goes away to a private boarding school. View more info

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Autobiography of a Family Photo

By: Woodson, Jacqueline

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6269

ISBN: 0525937218

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson on the title page! The author's debut - a coming-to-conciousness, coming-of-age story of a young girl, told with passion and poetry, honesty and clear vision. The author was named a a Granta Regional Finalist on the basis of this work. Publishers Weekly called it "Brilliant, moving, semi-surreal-and daring." View more info