DAMBALLAH JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN PDF

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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This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave.

It’s not at all clear in this book whether the arc of histo These are sad, hard stories about different members of an African American family extended across at least six generations. Angela rated it really liked it Feb 11, All the stories seem to be dealing with how to keep faith in God and goodness in the face of a world where everything is confusing and finding a purpose is never fully possible. I really loved the book, but be prepared for language and content. Some of the best stories in this collection are the touching “Daddy Garbage,” the spirited “Love Songs of Reba Love Jackson,” and the realistic “Rashad.

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Damballah by John Edgar Wideman

Julie rated it really liked it Aug 14, HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem John French is front and center in this tale. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Every year, literary types like to speculate on who damballzh be named the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in the US, the names that get bandied about are always the same: You may have already requested this item.

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Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Wideman was chosen as nohn of the Rea Award for the Short Story infor outstanding achievement in that genre. The bulk of the novel is an exploration of the Wideman family through oral folklore.

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Mar 13, Widemab Robinson rated it really liked it. Even if you don’t read the rest of the Homewood Books, this collection stands up strong on its own.

With stunning lyricism, Wideman sings of “dead children in garbage cans, of gospel and basketball, of lost gods and dead fathers” John Leonard.