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  • The Transcription of Identitiesby Min Zhou

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings, this book explores the process of postcolonial subjects' special route of identification. This enables the readers to see how in our increasingly diverse and fragmented post-modern world, identity is a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. The old notion of identity as a prescribed... more...

  • The Post-Columbus Syndromeby Fabienne Viala

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Reflecting on the relationship between memory, power, and national identity, this book examines the complex reactions of the people of the Caribbean to the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the New World. Viala analyzes the ways in which Columbus became a reservoir of metaphors to confront anxieties of the present with myths of the past. more...

  • 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...

  • The Observing Self (Routledge Revivals)by Graham Good

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus... 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...

  • 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 the... more...

  • Derek Walcott, The Journeyman Years, Volume 1: Culture, Society, Literature, and Artby Gordon Collier

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 157.00

    During the same period in which Derek Walcott was pouring immense physical, emotional, and logistical resources into the foundation of a viable first-rate West Indian theatre company and continuing to write his inimitable poetry, he was also busy writing newspaper reviews, chiefly for the Trinidad Guardian. His prodigious reviewing activity extended... more...

  • Derek Walcott: The Journeyman Years. Volume 2: Performing Artsby Christopher Balme; Gordon Collier

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 151.20

    During the same period in which Derek Walcott was pouring immense physical, emotional, and logistical resources into the foundation of a viable first-rate West Indian theatre company and continuing to write his inimitable poetry, he was also busy writing newspaper reviews, chiefly for the Trinidad Guardian. His prodigious reviewing activity extended... more...

  • CLR Jamesby Dave Renton

    HopeRoad 2013; US$ 8.74

    ‘Books about CLR James abound, but this is a particularly good one. It?s lucidly written, full of narrative interest and explores areas of the great Caribbean man?s life and struggles that have rarely been a point of focus.? Chris Searle, The Morning Star Known as ‘The Cricketing Marxist?, Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–89) was one of the leading... more...

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

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 45.42

    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...