Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation
University of Wisconsin Press, 07/06/2002 - 345 من الصفحات
The rich literary tradition of English-language autobiography in the Caribbean, from Mary Prince and Jean Rhys to Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid -- Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C.L.R. James, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody. "Truly breaks new ground in the field of Caribbean letters." a" Carole Boyce Davies, Northwestern University Sandra Pouchet Paquet is professor of English at the University of Miami and is the author of The Novels of George Lamming. She has been guest editor of the journals Callaloo and West Indian Literature. She was born in Trinidad.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
Gender Voice and SelfRepresentation
The History of Mary Prince
14 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
African American Antigua authority autobiography becomes begins boundaries British Brother C. L. R. James calls Caribbean Castle child childhood Claude McKay collective colonial consciousness context continuity creative cultural death describes desire Diary discourse distinct England English established example experience Finding gender gives Hart heart Hills identification identity individual island issues Jamaica Lamming Lamming's landscape language literary lived Long male Mary Prince McKay's meaning memory mother Naipaul narrative narrator native nature observes organic original play Pleasures of Exile poet poetic political practice Prince's quest race reference relation relationship represented resistance rooted Seacole sense sexual sisters Skin slave slavery social space specific spirit story structure takes tion tradition transformed Trinidad United values village voice Walcott West Indian woman women writing