Damballah has ratings and 14 reviews. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runa. Damballah (Homewood Trilogy) [John Edgar Wideman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This collection of interrelated stories spans the. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman.

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If you’re serious about good literature, then you should do yourself a favor and check out his work. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item In he won the O. Hiding Place Homewood Trilogy. Wideman has a Faulknerian concern with place, and with tracing roots.

The name field is required. Wideman is the consumate storyteller and these stories pulled me in with their ferocious beauty.

One person found this helpful. Citations are based on reference standards. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. English View all editions and formats. Bell Limited preview – What gives these bleak portraits life–and hope–are descriptions of small acts of goodness and forbearance and mercy, language that is sometimes startling and always alive on the page, and the knowledge that from the hellish place Wideman describes emerged an artist of the first rank, who has been a witness to this often-misunderstood wldeman of American life, and has, with honesty and forcefulness and evgar poetry, given it a place in our literature.


Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. There is a dignity in poverty portrayed is this novel. The bulk of the ddgar is an exploration of the Wideman family through oral folklore. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Similar Items Related Subjects: Paperbackpages. About John Edgar Wideman. Excellent story based in historically supported detail. Damballah contains a dozen stories spanning many years in a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave.

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Wideman focuses on lyrical phrasing as he weaves his stories about childhood stories from his home town. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


These are sad, hard stories about different members of an African American family extended across at least six generations.

I really loved the book, but be prepared for language and content. It wjdeman a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another–with grace, courage, and dignity.

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He teaches at Brown University. Account Options Sign in. This is an astoundingly good book of short stories. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. There is just a very clear-eyed look at the lives of these troubled people, from the runaway slave who first settled in Homewood to the young men being imprisoned there more than a century later.

Your rating has been recorded. I really enjoyed this book. This short story collection and novel, sideman, both published inare the second and third volumes in the author’s Homewood trilogy.

Showing of 4 reviews. Truly captures the essence of the characters and draws you in to the moment. Return to Book Page.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Even covering Tommy on the run after the robbery gone bad.