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The Resource Philadelphia fire : a novel, John Edgar Wideman ; with a new introduction by Imani Perry

Philadelphia fire : a novel, John Edgar Wideman ; with a new introduction by Imani Perry

Label
Philadelphia fire : a novel
Title
Philadelphia fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Edgar Wideman ; with a new introduction by Imani Perry
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Philadelphia Fire, now with a new introduction by prominent scholar and award-winning writer Imani Perry, is a masterful culturally significant work that takes on a 1985 police bombing in Philadelphia, which targeted the Black liberation group known as MOVE. At the heart of the novel is Cudjoe, a writer and exile returned to his old neighborhood, who becomes obsessed with the search for a young boy seen running from the flames. One of Wideman's most ambitious and celebrated works, Philadelphia Fire depicts a brutally honest journey through uniquely American despair
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wideman, John Edgar
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I26
LC item number
P48 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Perry, Imani
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MOVE (Organization)
  • African Americans
  • Bombings
  • Fires
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • MOVE (Organization)
  • African Americans
  • Bombings
  • Fires
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Philadelphia fire : a novel, John Edgar Wideman ; with a new introduction by Imani Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1990 by Henry Holt & Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139765527
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781982148843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Philadelphia fire : a novel, John Edgar Wideman ; with a new introduction by Imani Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1990 by Henry Holt & Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1139765527
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781982148843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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