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  • 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...

  • A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    "The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel" (Barack Obama), 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... more...

  • Elegguasby Kamau Brathwaite

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

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

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.96

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.12

    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$ 54.14

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Other Side of Paradiseby Staceyann Chin

    Scribner 2009; US$ 12.99

    No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected... more...