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  • V. S. Naipaul (Routledge Revivals)by 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...

  • Seidenkinderby Christina Brudereck

    Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 6.42

    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...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    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$ 14.38

    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$ 19.99

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

  • Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939by Evelyn O'Callaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse, especially with regard to 'race' and gender. more...

  • In the Shadows of Divine Perfectionby Lance Callahan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros 1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of the contemporary Caribbean. This book presents the first... more...

  • A Writer's Peopleby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People , he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life. Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on?Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, among... more...

  • Urbane Revolutionaryby Frank Rosengarten

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    In Urbane Revolutionary: C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society, Frank Rosengarten traces the intellectual and political development of C. L. R. James (1901-1989), one of the most significant Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century. In his political and philo-sophical commentary, his histories, drama, letters, memoir, and fiction,... more...

  • The Mimic Menby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man?s experience in a postcolonial world. Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize... more...