Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds

Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds

by Jana 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; her adaptations of…  See more details below

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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:
9780791477236
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
485 KB

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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