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

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 49.56

    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...

  • The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zionby Kei Miller

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize?even to envy?a wholly... 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$ 12.27

    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$ 12.27

    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...

  • Caribbean Literary Discourseby Barbara Lalla; Jean D'Costa; Velma Pollard

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Caribbean Literary Discourse is a study of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that characterize Caribbean discourse, especially as reflected in the language choices that preoccupy creative writers. Caribbean Literary Discourse opens the challenging world of language choices and literary experiments characteristic of... more...

  • V. S. Naipulby Peter Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    First published in 1988, Peter Hughes explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, and the interplay of fictional and non-fictional patters in what is his obsessive vision of human life. Hughes shows how Naipaul?s narratives pair off histories and novels, travel-writing and psycho-biography, reinforcing one another and Naipaul?s vision of ?a world undoing... more...

  • Elegguasby Kamau Brathwaite

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

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