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The Resource Caribbean autobiography : cultural identity and self-representation, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, (electronic resource)

Caribbean autobiography : cultural identity and self-representation, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, (electronic resource)

Label
Caribbean autobiography : cultural identity and self-representation
Title
Caribbean autobiography
Title remainder
cultural identity and self-representation
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Pouchet Paquet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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." â€" 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
Member of
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paquet, Sandra Pouchet
Dewey number
920.0729
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autobiography
  • Caribbean Area
  • Authors, Caribbean
  • Autobiographie
  • Écrivains antillais
  • Caraïbes (Région)
Label
Caribbean autobiography : cultural identity and self-representation, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-320) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Testing and testifying : the Hart sisters -- The heartbeat of a West Indian slave : the history of Mary Prince -- The enigma of arrival : wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole -- "The traveling Ulysses scene" : Claude McKay's A long way from home and My green hills of Jamaica -- Blurred genres, blended voices : George Lamming's In the castle of my skin -- Autobiographical frameworks and linked discourses : George Lamming's The pleasures of exile and C.L.R. James's Beyond a boundary -- Poetic autobiography : Derek Walcott's Another life -- Fragments of epic memory : V.S. Naipaul's Finding the center and A way in the world -- Maternal bonds : My mother's daughter : the autobiography of Anna Mahase., snr., 1899-1978 -- Colonist and Creole: Yseult Bridges's Child of the tropics and Jean Rhys's Smile please -- Beyond consolation : Kamau Brathwaite's The Zea Mexican diary -- Death and sexuality : Jamaica Kincaid's My brother
Control code
ocn673424718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299176938
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)673424718
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Caribbean autobiography : cultural identity and self-representation, Sandra Pouchet Paquet, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-320) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Testing and testifying : the Hart sisters -- The heartbeat of a West Indian slave : the history of Mary Prince -- The enigma of arrival : wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole -- "The traveling Ulysses scene" : Claude McKay's A long way from home and My green hills of Jamaica -- Blurred genres, blended voices : George Lamming's In the castle of my skin -- Autobiographical frameworks and linked discourses : George Lamming's The pleasures of exile and C.L.R. James's Beyond a boundary -- Poetic autobiography : Derek Walcott's Another life -- Fragments of epic memory : V.S. Naipaul's Finding the center and A way in the world -- Maternal bonds : My mother's daughter : the autobiography of Anna Mahase., snr., 1899-1978 -- Colonist and Creole: Yseult Bridges's Child of the tropics and Jean Rhys's Smile please -- Beyond consolation : Kamau Brathwaite's The Zea Mexican diary -- Death and sexuality : Jamaica Kincaid's My brother
Control code
ocn673424718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299176938
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)673424718
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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