The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

John Edgar Wideman

After reading DAMBALLAH, his book of Homewood stories, I decided to post some photos of what those locations look like today. At the corner of Homewood and Hamilton I asked an older man if he remembered where the A&P used to be. He was initially suspicious of me--a white guy, with a toddler in a stroller, taking pictures at that corner--but when I told him I was doing some research on Wideman he told me that he knew Wideman. He rattled off the names of all of Wideman's siblings and told me, "you know he was a Rhodes Scholar, don't you?"


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