The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories: Reissue / Edition 1

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories: Reissue / Edition 1

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The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories: Reissue / Edition 1

Some of the freshest, most vital, and diverse new literature written in the twentieth century has emerged from the Caribbean. And central to Caribbean literature is the short story, with its ties with the oral tradition. Now, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, brings together fifty-two stories in a major anthology representing over a century's worth of pan-Caribbean short fiction. This breathtaking collection is unique—and indispensable—in its inclusion of authors from the English, French, Spanish, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

The distinctly Anglophone viewpoint of such prominent authors as, Jean Rhys, Sam Sevlon, V.S. Naipual, and E.A. Markham is richly contrasted by contributions from French, Spanish, and Dutch writers like Alejo Carpentier, René Depestre, and Thea Doelwijt, while the new generation—represented by such writers as Edwidge Danticat and Patrick Chamoiseau—points the way forward for Caribbean writing into the twenty-first century. With his stimulating introduction, Brown provides an up-to-date overview of Caribbean writing. Exploring the literature's themes of history, race, social justice, identity, and migration, he traces its evolution from the gritty naturalism of the Anglophone tradition to the magical realism of the French and Spanish traditions to a body of contemporary pan-Caribbean literature that cannot be contained in any convenient linguistic, geographical, or thematic definition.

Charting the shifting ideologies and styles of this century—from the flamboyant wit of Samuel Selvon to the deceptive simplicity of Jamaica Kincaid—The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories delivers a wealth of satisfactions in a single volume with unprecedented range.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192802293
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Oxford Books of Prose Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 718,545
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Frank Collymore: Some People are Meant to Live Alone
Jean Rhys: Pioneers, oh, Pioneers
Eric Walrond: Drought
Alfred Mendes: Pablo's Fandango
CLR James: Triumph
Alejo Carpentier: Journey to the Seed
Roger Mais: Red Dirt Don't Wash
Juan Bosh: Encarnacion Mendoza's Christmas Eve
Jan Carew: Tilson Ezekial alias Ti-Zek
G. Cabrere Infante: The Doors Open at Three
Sam Selvon: The Cricket Match
John Wickham: The Light on theSea
Ismith Khan: Shadows move in the Britannia Bar
Rene Depestre: Rosena on the Mountain
Roy Heath: The Master Tailor and the Teacher's Skirt
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship
Andrew Salkey: A Proper Anno Domini Feeling
Kamau Brathwaite: Dream Haiti
Antonio Benitez Rojo: Buried Statues
V. S. Naipaul: The Night Watchman's Occurance Book
Michael Anthony: They Better Don't Stop the Carnival
John Stewart: The Old Men Used to Dance
Paule Marshall: To Da-Duh, In Memoriam
Austin Clarke: Leaving this Island Place
Maryse Conde: The Breadnut and the Breadfruit
Earl Lovelace: Victory and the Blight
Velma Pollard: Altamont Jones
Thea Doelwijt: In Foreign Parts
Lawrence Scott: Ballad for the New World
E. A. Markham: Mamie's Form at the Post Office
RosarioSenior: Do Angels Wear Brassiers?
Miriam Warner-Vieyra: Passport to Paradise
Willi Chen: Trotters
Pauline Melville: The Conversion of Milicent Vernon
N. D. Williams: Beach
Merle Collins: The Walk
Reinaldo Arenas: Goodbye Mother
Ana Lydia Vega: Eye Openers
Jean Breeze: Sunday Cricket
Astrid Roemer: The Inheritance of My Father: a story for Listening
Jamaica Kincaid: Blackness
Patrick Chamoiseau: Red Hot Peppers
Lionel Seepaul: Pan for Pocket
Robert Antoni: A World of Canes
Makeda Silvera: Caribbean Chameleon
Zoila Ellis: The Waiting Room
Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz: After the Hurricane
Geofry Philp: My Brother's Keeper
Alicia McKenzie: Private School
Edwidge Danticat: 1937
Bibliography; Notes.

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