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

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

by Tracie Church Guzzio
ISBN-10:
161703004X
ISBN-13:
9781617030048
Pub. Date:
04/20/2011
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi

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Overview

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


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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617030048
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

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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