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- Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 50.52
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 7.25
Schon seine Mutter Priya nannte ihn so: Weltverbesserer. Jaya, dem selbst geholfen wurde, macht sich auf, um ungezählten Straßenkindern in den indischen Slums zu einem Leben mit Hoffnung und Perspektive zu verhelfen. Matt, der Amerikaner, reist mit seinem Sohn Tom nach Indien, um den Widerstand gegen ein Staudammprojekt zu unterstützen. Seine Mutter... more...