All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman [NOOK Book]

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A mapping of the whole Wideman universe from novels to short stories to nonfiction

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All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

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A mapping of the whole Wideman universe from novels to short stories to nonfiction

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Meet the Author

Tracie Church Guzzio, Plattsburgh, New York, is associate professor of English at State University of New York, Plattsburgh. Her work has appeared in such edited anthologies as American Writers, Contemporary African American Novelists, and The Reader's Companion to the American Short Story.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 "All Stories Are True" Palimpsestic Storytelling 15

Chapter 2 Deconstructing History: Trauma and the Alienation Narratives 48

Chapter 3 The Return Home: Mythic Narratives and Family History 97

Chapter 4 The Journey Back (Again): the Post-Traumatic Narratives 144

Chapter 5 Truth and Reconciliation: The Blues and the Heroic Romance 190

Conclusion

Notes 249

Bibliography 295

Index 311

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