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Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds
     

Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds

by Jana Evans Braziel
 

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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;

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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:
9780791476543
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
1,333,080
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jana Evans Braziel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati and author of Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora.

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