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Twentieth Century Caribbean Literature

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Author: Alison Donnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113450585X
Size: 80.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: This bold study traces the processes by which a ‘history’ and canon of Caribbean literature and criticism have been constructed. It offers a supplement to that history by presenting new writers, texts and critical moments that help to reconfigure the Caribbean tradition. Focusing on Anglophone or Anglocreole writings from across the twentieth century, Alison Donnell asks what it is that we read when we approach ‘Caribbean Literature’, how it is that we read it and what critical, ideological and historical pressures may have influenced our choices and approaches. In particular, the book: * addresses the exclusions that have resulted from the construction of a Caribbean canon * rethinks the dominant paradigms of Caribbean literary criticism, which have brought issues of anti-colonialism and nationalism, migration and diaspora, ‘double-colonised’ women, and the marginalization of sexuality and homosexuality to the foreground * seeks to put new issues and writings into critical circulation by exploring lesser-known authors and texts, including Indian Caribbean women’s writings and Caribbean queer writings. Identifying alternative critical approaches and critical moments, Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature allows us to re-examine the way in which we read not only Caribbean writings, but also the literary history and criticism that surround them.


Voices Out Of Africa In Twentieth Century Spanish Caribbean Literature

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Author: Julia Cuervo Hewitt
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 0838757294
Size: 79.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 402
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Book Description: This book offers a richly detailed panorama of contemporary Spanish Caribbean literature and culture, as well as a compelling theoretical exploration of how authors of the Spanish Caribbean (Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico) have incorporated the cultural legacy of Africa into their narrative fictions. The book offers an in-depth analysis of cultural and religious expressions associated with Africa in the Caribbean and of the complex codification associated with the representation of those expressions. Voices Out of Africa explores how literary representations of Africa in the Spanish Caribbean construct a self-referential discourse about Africa in a Caribbean landscape, and examines how Afro-Caribbean practices, rituals, local memories, and belief systems inform such discourse. It is a textual journey through the multiple layers of the region's cultural expressions. It is also a work of scholarship and theory accessible to scholars and to interested laypersons in Afro-Caribbean lore and culture. Julia Cuervo Hewitt is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Pennsylvania State University.


Twentieth Century Caribbean And Black African Writers

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Author: James Hardin
Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited
ISBN:
Size: 75.66 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 443
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Book Description: Essays on the post-colonial Anglophone writers from Africa and the Caribbean and their works.


Caribbean Literature In Transition 1970 2020 Volume 3

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Author: Ronald Cummings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108597769
Size: 70.19 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: The period from the 1970s to the present day has produced an extraordinarily rich and diverse body of Caribbean writing that has been widely acclaimed. Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1970-2020 traces the region's contemporary writings across the established genres of prose, poetry, fiction and drama into emerging areas of creative non-fiction, memoir and speculative fiction with a particular attention on challenging the narrow canon of Anglophone male writers. It maps shifts and continuities between late twentieth century and early twenty-first century Caribbean literature in terms of innovations in literary form and style, the changing role and place of the writer, and shifts in our understandings of what constitutes the political terrain of the literary and its sites of struggle. Whilst reaching across language divides and multiple diasporas, it shows how contemporary Caribbean Literature has focused its attentions on social complexity and ongoing marginalizations in its continued preoccupations with identity, belonging and freedoms.


Caribbean Literature

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Author: George Robert Coulthard
Publisher: London, U. P
ISBN:
Size: 55.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Caribbean Area
Languages : en
Pages : 127
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Encyclopedia Of Twentieth Century Latin American And Caribbean Literature 1900 2003

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature  1900   2003 PDF

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Author: Daniel Balderston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134399596
Size: 78.91 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Book Description: The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.


Making Men

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Author: Belinda Edmondson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322634
Size: 11.86 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 229
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Book Description: Explores the gendered subjectivity of West Indian writers and their dependence on models from Victorian England for their narratives of self and nation.


The Maroon Narrative

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Author: Cynthia James
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 36.49 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 134
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Book Description: This book analyzes the concept of the maroon to provide a better understanding of Caribbean literature.


The Routledge Companion To Anglophone Caribbean Literature

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Author: Michael A. Bucknor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136821732
Size: 75.76 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 674
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Book Description: The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature offers a comprehensive, critically engaging overview of this increasingly significant body of work. The volume is divided into six sections that consider: the foremost figures of the Anglophone Caribbean literary tradition and a history of literary critical debate textual turning points, identifying key moments in both literary and critical history and bringing lesser known works into context fresh perspectives on enduring and contentious critical issues including the canon, nation, race, gender, popular culture and migration new directions for literary criticism and theory, such as eco-criticism, psychoanalysis and queer studies the material dissemination of Anglophone Caribbean literature and generic interfaces with film and visual art This volume is an essential text that brings together sixty-nine entries from scholars across three generations of Caribbean literary studies, ranging from foundational critical voices to emergent scholars in the field. The volume's reach of subject and clarity of writing provide an excellent resource and springboard to further research for those working in literature and cultural studies, postcolonial and diaspora studies as well as Caribbean studies, history and geography.


Afro Greeks

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Author: Associate Professor of Classics Emily Greenwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957524X
Size: 63.71 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Book Description: An exploration of the reception of Classics in the English-speaking Caribbean. Emily Greenwood argues that writers such as Kamau Brathwaite, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott have successfully adapted Classics to the cultural context of the Caribbean, creating a distinctive tradition.


Afro Greeks

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Author: Emily Greenwood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191610313
Size: 34.66 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Afro-Greeks examines the reception of Classics in the English-speaking Caribbean, from about 1920 to the beginning of the 21st century. Emily Greenwood focuses on the ways in which Greco-Roman antiquity has been put to creative use in Anglophone Caribbean literature, and relates this regional classical tradition to the educational context, specifically the way in which Classics was taught in the colonial school curriculum. Discussions of Caribbean literature tend to assume an antagonistic relationship between Classics, which is treated as a legacy of empire, and Caribbean literature. While acknowledging the importance of this imperial context, Greenwood argues that Caribbean appropriations of Classics played an important role in formulating original, anti-colonial and anti-imperial criticism in Anglophone Caribbean fiction. Afro-Greeks reveals how, in the twentieth century, two generations of Caribbean writers, including Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Eric Williams, created a distinctive, regional counter-tradition of reading Greco-Roman Classics.


Thiefing Sugar

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Author: Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822347776
Size: 35.11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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Book Description: This exploration of the poetry and prose of Caribbean women writers reveals in their imagery a rich tradition of erotic relations between women.