Sent for You Yesterday Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 10 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sent for You Yesterday.
This section contains 555 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Sent for You Yesterday Short Guide

Sent for You Yesterday Summary & Study Guide Description

Sent for You Yesterday Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles on Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman.

Preview of Sent for You Yesterday Summary:

Widernan's work is unique in its layering of themes, all connected yet echoing distinct aspects of human life.

The central theme becomes that connection — the drawing together of disparate experiences in a shimmering kaleidoscope of emotion, history, meditation, and narrative. Making up the kaleidoscope are these themes: the fragility of ties, the construction of identity, the basis of heritage, and the nature of reality.

Fragile ties, to life and between people, are deftly rendered. Characters enter and then leave the world, their departures a commentary on the vulnerability of life. The death of Albert Wilkes, a blues pianist and cop killer, is implicit in his reappearance in Homewood. Junebug perishes in a fire on the Fourth of July. Brother is hit by a train, supposedly dead beforehand.

The link to life is tentative in this novel, with characters wounded, crazy, and dead, veering off like tops.

Likewise...

This section contains 555 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Sent for You Yesterday Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Sent for You Yesterday from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook