Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid


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Jamaica Kincaid by Harold Bloom

Jamaica Kincaid's hauntingly beautiful novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs have established her as one of today's most innovative writers. In works such as Annie John, Lucy, and A Small Place, the experiences of an often underrepresented group, Caribbean women, are given fresh treatment in the vibrant voice of this versatile author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791098127
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Series: Modern Critical Views Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.


New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

Table of Contents

Editor's Note     vii
Introduction   Harold Bloom     1
A Small Place: Glossing Annie John's Rebellion   Moira Ferguson     3
Caribbean Writers and Caribbean Language: A Study of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John   Merle Hodge     23
Authorizing the Slut in Jamaica Kincaid's At the Bottom of the River   Antonia MacDonald-Smythe     31
Jamaica Kincaid's Writing and the Maternal-Colonial Matrix   Laura Niesen de Abruna     53
Under English, Obeah English: Jamaica Kincaid's New Language   K. B. Conal Byrne     63
The Daffodil Gap: Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy   Irline Francois     79
Death and the Diaspora Writer: Hybridity and Mourning in the Work of Jamaica Kincaid   Ramon E. Soto-Crespo     97
Imaginary Homelands in Jamaica Kincaid's Narratives of Development   Maria Helena Lima     127
In the Beginning There Was Death: Spiritual Desolation and the Search for Self in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother   Elizabeth J. West     141
"Like Him and His Own Father before Him, I Have a Line Drawn through Me": Imagining the Life of the Absent Father in Mr. Potter   J. Brooks Bouson     159
Escaping the Colonizer's Whip: The Binary Discipline   Colena Gardner-Corbett     175
"What If He Did Not Have a Sister [Who Lived in the United States]?": Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother as Remittance Text   Kezia Page     189
Chronology     207
Contributors     209
Bibliography     211
Acknowledgments     217
Index     219

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