Sent for You Yesterday

Sent for You Yesterday

by John Edgar Wideman
     
 

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Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. From the wild and uninhibited 1920s to the narcotized 1970s, "he establishes aamythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology

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Reimagining the black neighborhood of his youth Homewood, Pittsburgh -Wideman creates a dazzling and evocative milieu. From the wild and uninhibited 1920s to the narcotized 1970s, "he establishes aamythological and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot, that in the hands of a less visionary writer might be little more than stale sociology" (New York Times Book Review).

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Book Review New York Times
"Hypnotic and deeply lyrical... [Wideman] is a literary artist with whom any reader who admires ambitious fiction must sooner or later reckon."
Book World Washington Post
"Like Faulkner's, Wideman's prose fiction is vivid and demanding...Sent for You Yesterday is a book to be savored."
New York Times Book Review
"...he establishes a mythologicl and symbolic link between character and landscape, language and plot."

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ISBN-13:
9780006541509
Publisher:
Texas Bookman, The
Publication date:
10/15/1993

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