Caribbean literature in English / Louis James

Author(s): James, Louis, Dr
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Subjects: Caribbean literature (English)--History and criticism
West Indian literature (English)--History and criticism
Caribbean Area--In literature
West Indies--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Longman, 1999
Series: Longman literature in English series
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: Series List
Editors' Preface
Author's Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
On the Arrangement of this Book
Map of the Caribbean
Introduction 1
Pt. I. Distorting Mirrors: The Slave Era 7
1. Reflections of Europe in the New World 9
2. The Dark of the Mirror: Slave Communities 21
Pt. II. Anancy's Web: The Caribbean Archipelago 31
3. Barbados and the Lesser Antilles 33
4. Jamaica 46
5. Trinidad 65
6. British Guiana/Guyana 76
7. 'Brit'n' 90
Pt. III. Towards a Caribbean Aesthetic 97
8. Place 99
9. Ideas 106
10. Language 120
Pt. IV. Groundation 135
11. African (Re)possession 137
12. India in the Caribbean 152
Pt. V. On the Frontiers of Language 159
13. Things as They Are: V. S. Naipaul 161
14. The 'True Substance of Life': Wilson Harris 171
15. From Crusoe to Omeros: Derek Walcott 179
16. The Poet as Seer: Kamau Brathwaite 185
17. The Meaning of Personhood: Earl Lovelace 192
18. From Castle to Kumbla: Women's Writing in the Caribbean 199
Postscript 211
Chronology 215
Bibliographies 219
Index 227
Notes: LCCN: 98040621
ISBN: 0582493544 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0582493552
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-226) and index
Physical Description: viii, 232 p. : map ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 39796528
ISBN/ISSN: 0582493544
0582493552

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