By (author) August Wilson
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Seven Guitars by August Wilson
Book DescriptionIt is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with little more than a guitar in their hands and a dream in their hearts.August Wilson's Seven Guitars is the sixth chapter in his continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African-American experience in the twentieth century. The story follows a small group of friends who gather following the untimely death of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom. Together, they reminisce about his short life and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that live within each of them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452276925
(203mm x 133mm x 10mm)
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author August Wilson
Radio Golf, Paperback (November 2008)
Set in 1997 in a storefront redevelopment office in Pittsburgh's Hill District, this book presents the concluding play in the author's ten-play cycle chronicling African American life during the twentieth century. It traces the forces of change on a neighborhood and its people caught between history and the twenty-first century.
King Hedley II, Hardback (March 2008)
Set in 1985, this is the ninth play of Wilson's Century Cycle.
Two Trains Running, Hardback (March 2008)
Set in 1969, during the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Hardback (March 2008)» View all books by August Wilson
The first play Wilson wrote for the Cycle, set in 1927.
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Author Biography - August Wilson
August Wilson is a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turner's Come and Gone, his third play, was also voted best play of 1987-88 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson.
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