Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds

Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds

by Jana Evans Braziel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791476545

ISBN-13: 2900791476542

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: State University of New York Press

By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid's writings, this book reveals her work's transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid's preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and genocide in the Caribbean; her adaptations

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By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid's writings, this book reveals her work's transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid's preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and genocide in the Caribbean; her adaptations of biblical texts for her literary oeuvre; and her authorial deployments of the diabolic as frames for both rethinking the boundaries of genre and altering notions of subjectivity, objectivity, self, and other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900791476542
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
245

Table of Contents

Introduction Caribbean Genesis, Alterbiography, and the Writing of New Worlds 1

1 Alterrains of "Blackness" in At the Bottom of the River 21

2 Jablesse, Obeah, and Caribbean Cosmogonies in At the Bottom of the River 53

3 The Diabolic as Diasporic in Annie John and Lucy 79

4 Genre, Genealogy, and Genocide in The Autobiography of My Mother 101

5 Death and the Biographical Autograph in My Brother 129

6 Genre, Genealogy, and Genesis in Mr. Potter 175

Notes 137

Bibliography 207

Index 233

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