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Among the many talented African-American authors who appeared in the 1970s and 1980s, John Edgar Weidemann is one of the most challenging and creative authors. His analytical mind can turn…

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Among the many talented African-American authors who appeared in the 1970s and 1980s, John Edgar Weidemann is one of the most challenging and creative authors. His analytical mind can turn almost any subject into an intellectual adventure, be it basketball court, blues, prison experience, father-son relationship, or stories he has lived or heard in the poor section of Pittsburgh known as Homewood.

In the understanding of John Edgar and Edman, Quentin Miller is an overview of Weidman's writings, ranging from the critically acclaimed books of the Homewood trilogy to lesser-known writings such as the early novels A Glance Away and The Lynchers. In particular, Miller includes the first scientific analysis of the book "Writing Life," and the recent "Widman" meditation on the military trial and the execution of the father of human rights martyrs, Emmett Till.

In his novel, fairy tales, and works that brilliantly combine the two forms, Woodman had. The multilayered writing method is often used difficult to explore a wide range of topics.

Miller addresses topics such as African-American popular history, the intersection of personal and public history, the convergence of oral and written traditions, and the search for meaning in urban nihilism where black families struggle against crime, poverty and despair. Miller also shows how Friedman's personal history is intertwined in his writings.

His remarkable achievements, including the Ivy League education and many literary titles, have made family tragedies. At the time his sixth novel was published, both his brother and son were serving life sentences for murder, the source of the pain he was struggling with in the Brotherhood, Keepers and Pathheralong.

He writes and maintains such power on many subjects that readers often do not see. Idea what to expect with a new publication.

The understanding of John Edgar and Edman is therefore a necessary guide to the precious, varied and necessary.

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