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  • Betwixt, between, or beyond?by Birgit M. Bauridl

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 55.54

    Hauptbeschreibung 'Betwixt, between, or beyond?' is the first study of contemporary black performance poetry from the viewpoint of transnational American Studies. It investigates a vast array of performances ranging from online recordings to political rallies to the poetry slam and Broadway stage. Black poets discussed come from diverse personal... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 43.00

    A comprehensive 2006 overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. more...

  • The World Is What It Isby Patrick French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul?s life within a displaced... more...

  • A House for Mr. Biswasby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul?s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a... more...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds. Dorothy has walked away from a bad thirty-year marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession. Between her visits to the doctor and the music lessons she gives to bored teenagers, she is trying to rebuild a life. It's not immediately clear why her neighbour,... more...

  • Final Passageby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    Caryl Phillips's first novel tells the story of Leila, a nineteen-year-old woman living on a small Caribbean island in the 1950s. Unsatisfied with life on the island, Leila decides to leave her friends and follow her mother overseas, taking her restless husband Michael and her young son with her. Her subsequent passage to England brings her face to... more...

  • Elegguasby Kamau Brathwaite

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Deeply felt requiems from an internationally celebrated poet more...

  • A Light Song of Lightby Kei Miller

    Carcanet 2010; US$ 14.51

    Kei Miller's work was acclaimed by the distinguished Jamaican writer Olive Senior as 'Some of the most exciting poetry I?ve read in years... An extraordinary new voice singing with clarity and grace.' A Light Song of Light sings in the rhythms of ritual and folktale, praise songs and anecdotes, blending lyricism with a cool wit, finding the languages... more...

  • There is an Anger That Movesby Kei Miller

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    The six sequences of There Is an Anger that Moves travel from Jamaica to England and back. A mother's heart is broken; men fall in love secretly; people dance until they die. Religion haunts these disbelieving poems which move sometimes to the measure of a hymn, sometimes to the cadence of a Baptist sermon. Each swells with its own conviction, even... more...

  • Light Song of Lightby Kei Miller

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Exploring the relationship between poetry and song, the pieces in this collection work to define the elemental human struggles of good versus evil and light against darkness. The poems take different shapes—newly forged dictionary definitions; praise-songs celebrating the Singerman in a Jamaican road gang; and simple narratives of ghosts, bandits,... more...