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by John Edgar Wideman

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John Edgar Wideman
Mariner Books (September 15, 1997)
212 pages
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Genre Fiction

John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American author of novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and other works.

John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American author of novels, memoirs, short stories, essays, and other works. Among the most critically acclaimed American writers of his generation, he was the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice. His writing is known for experimental techniques and a focus on the African-American experience.

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He was explaining this to me in December, over a lunch of rare steak-frites and Bordeaux at Lucien, a bistro a few blocks from his Lower East Side apartment.

by Howard Weinberger and John Edgar Wideman. Although much of Mr. Wideman's writings have a clear Afro-American centrism, nonetheless Mr. Wideman is still able to shed light on the murkey underpinnings of present day mainstream American culture. For readers who wish a thought provoking book by one of America's most celebrated novelists, and who don't mind the challenge of a, at times, difficult-to-follow narrative style, then "The Cattle Killing" is a definite winner.

Wideman's narrator tells the "story" his book promises to contain to his father, who is also a writer. It's a static one, essentially a series of tableaux, with many protagonists.

John Edgar Wideman’s books include Writing to Save a Life, Philadelphia . Also by john edgar wideman. The Cattle Killing: A Novel.

John Edgar Wideman’s books include Writing to Save a Life, Philadelphia Fire, American Histories, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots and Sent for You Yesterday. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. In 2017, he won the Prix Femina Étranger for Writing to Save a Life. He divides his time between New York and France. All Stories Are True. The Stories of John Edgar Wideman.

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In plague-ridden eighteenth-century Philadelphia, a young itinerant black preacher searches for a mysterious, endangered African woman. His struggle to find her and save them both plummets them both into the nightmare of a society violently splitting itself into white and black. Spiraling outward from the core image of a cattle killing--the Xhosa people's ritual destruction of their herd in a vain attempt to resist European domination--the novel expands its narrator's search for meaning and love into the America, Europe and South Africa of yesterday and today.
  • Steelcaster
I feel conflicted when describing this book. The words are beautifully pieced together yet the story moved like a loose dingy caught in choppy waters, which made it difficult for me as the reader, to feel any attachment to the characters. This book has to be cradled to enjoy, meaning it requires attention like a needy relationship. I would have enjoyed the book as much if I had opened a page and read a random paragraph. Wideman has the ability to translate words into emotion. I was so moved by some of his random thoughts, which to me, were as moving and powerful as Bataille or Nietzsche. For example, "Light struck dumb since the moment it witnessed sin." Overall, I do recommend it, maybe as a bed stand companion for brief inspiration.
  • Kerdana
Iam looking for help to study the main themes (death, African influence,..) of The Cattle Killing. please help me.