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  • CLR Jamesby Dave Renton

    HopeRoad 2013; US$ 11.99

    ;'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...

  • 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...

  • Caribbeanaby Thomas W. Krise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 31.00

    Although the colonies in the West Indies were as important to the expanding British empire as those in North America, writings from the British West Indies have been conspicuously absent from anthologies of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature. In this first literary anthology dedicated to the region, Thomas W. Krise gathers important... more...

  • The Crowning of a Poet’s Questby Paola Loreto

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 65.80

    This first extended study of Derek Walcott’s Tiepolo’s Hound (2000) defines the book as the culmination of the poetry and poetic of the Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize winner. In this long poem, Walcott achieves three goals pursued throughout his career: to develop an original Caribbean aesthetic; to meld the modes of poetry and prose; and... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

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

  • Duppy Conquerorby Kwame Dawes; Matthew Shenoda

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The miracle of empathy,? Kwame Dawes once said in an interview, is the ultimate aim of my writing.? more...

  • Elegguasby Kamau Brathwaite

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

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

  • From Harvey Riverby Lorna Goodison

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Lorna Goodison's family made their home in the Jamaican village to which her great-grandfather gave his name: Harvey River. Her mother Doris was a big-hearted lover of big stories and raised Lorna on tales of their family's - and Jamaica's - history. Gorgeously written with unashamed joy, From Harvey River weaves together memories with island folklore... more...