Fugue and Other Writings

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Combining poetry, short stories, autobiographical essays, and critical writing, this comprehensive collection grants unrivalled access to an individual’s passage through a rural Jamaican childhood, his literary influences, and involvement and frustration with postcolonial politics. In all manners of writing, including pieces that have never seen print before, his range and full vision are finally exposed in this compilation that demonstratively reveals Neville Dawes as an important and visionary critic on the ...

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Overview

Combining poetry, short stories, autobiographical essays, and critical writing, this comprehensive collection grants unrivalled access to an individual’s passage through a rural Jamaican childhood, his literary influences, and involvement and frustration with postcolonial politics. In all manners of writing, including pieces that have never seen print before, his range and full vision are finally exposed in this compilation that demonstratively reveals Neville Dawes as an important and visionary critic on the development of Caribbean writing, the place of Africa in Caribbean culture, and the importance of seeing the region as a unified whole across language barriers. Introduced in an essay that brings both a scholar’s objective placement of this work in the context of Jamaican and Caribbean writing as well as a son’s moving and insightful response to his father’s work in relation to the triumphs and struggles of his own life, this invaluable and emotional anthology proves the touching and unrelenting qualities of an influential writer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845231095
  • Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kwame Dawes

Neville Dawes was an acclaimed writer, the director of the Institute of Jamaica, the author of the novels Interim and The Last Enchantment, and the critical work Prolegomena to West Indian Literature. Kwame Dawes is the son of Neville Dawes and is a distinguished poet in residence and a Louis Frye Liberal Arts professor in the college of liberal arts at the University of South Carolina (USC), the founder and still director the USC Poetry Initiative, and the executive director of the USC Arts Institute. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Kwame Dawes: On Being an Obscure Poet: A Memoir 11

Neville Dawes

Poems:

Morning 39

Noon 40

Mosaic 41

Landscape 42

Silhouette 43

You England 44

Pastiche for Dead Lovers 45

Advice to Myself about to Write a Lyric 47

Song for Music Hall 48

Swans on a Lake 49

I Cup the City's Secret 50

At This Arc and Pinnacle of Love 51

City Blues, 1952 52

Intellectual Soiree: London, 1952 53

Spiritual 54

Fugue 56

An Epitaph 57

Definition (from 'Portrait of a Village' 58

Dedication 59

Acceptance 60

Without Dogma 61

Lyric for Putoos 62

Hawk over Jamadu 64

Switch-back 66

Elegy in August 67

Sam Sharpe 69

Hymn for a Lynching 70

Before Morning 72

Caribbean Love Song 73

Poem 74

Origin 75

To An African Girl 76

African Portraits: 2 77

Short Stories

Marion 81

Ta-Ta Small 82

Prelude to a Fugue 87

Portrait Without Dialogue 92

A Few Days after Easter 97

On Miss T.'s Verandah 103

The Intruder 111

Requiem for Angela 117

Autobiographical prose

Preliminary Sketch for an Autobiography 127

Jamaica College and into Politics 134

Cultural and Language Studies

African Negro Culture in the African Diaspora 143

Caribbean Language, Speech and Gesture 150

The Jamaican Cultural Identity 160

Black British English 167

Criticism

Surveys

The Need for a Critical Tradition 171

Prolegomena to Caribbean Literature 176

A General Survey of Caribbean Literature 207

Fiction

The Novels of Edgar Mittelholzer 227

The Novels of Roger Mais 244

The Novels of V.S. Reid 250

The Novels of George Lamming 269

The Early Novels of V.S. Naipaul 293

Two Masters of Prose: John Hearne and V.S. Naipaul 311

Poetry

Prolegomena to West Indian Poetry 315

The Teaching of Verse 321

George Campbell: First Poems 331

Martin Carter: Poems of Resistance 334

The Poetry of Derek Walcott 336

Jan Carew: Sea Drums in my Blood 357

Sources 360

Index 362

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