An Introduction to West Indian Poetry / Edition 1

An Introduction to West Indian Poetry / Edition 1

by Laurence A. Breiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521587123

ISBN-13: 9780521587129

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This introduction to West Indian poetry is written for readers making their first approach to the poetry of the Caribbean written in English. It offers a comprehensive literary history from the 1920s to the 1980s, with particular attention to the relationship of West Indian poetry to European, African and American literature. Close readings of individual poems give…  See more details below

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This introduction to West Indian poetry is written for readers making their first approach to the poetry of the Caribbean written in English. It offers a comprehensive literary history from the 1920s to the 1980s, with particular attention to the relationship of West Indian poetry to European, African and American literature. Close readings of individual poems give detailed analysis of social and cultural issues at work in the writing. Laurence Breiner's exposition speaks powerfully about the defining forces in Caribbean culture from colonialism to resistance and decolonization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587129
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Map of the Caribbean; Preface; Chronology for Anglophone Caribbean poetry; 1. West Indian poetry and its audience; 2. The Caribbean neighbourhood; 3. Overview of West Indian literary histories; 4. The relation to 'Europe'; 5. The relation to 'Africa'; 6. The relation to 'America'; Guide to further reading.

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