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Caribbean autobiography [electronic resource] : cultural identity and self-representation / Sandra Pouchet Paquet.

By: Paquet, Sandra Pouchet.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Wisconsin studies in autobiography: Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 345 p.).ISBN: 9780299176938 (electronic bk.); 0299176932 (electronic bk.); 1282788221; 9781282788220.Subject(s): Autobiography | Caribbean Area -- Biography -- History and criticism | Authors, Caribbean -- Biography -- History and criticism | Autobiographie | �Ecrivains antillais -- Biographies -- Histoire et critique | Cara�ibes (R�egion) -- Biographies | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Reference | Autobiographie | Kulturelle Identit�at | Anglophone Karibik | Geschichte 1804-1997Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Caribbean autobiography.DDC classification: 920.0729 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Testing and testifying : the Hart sisters -- The heartbeat of a West Indian slave : the history of Mary Prince -- The enigma of arrival : wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole -- "The traveling Ulysses scene" : Claude McKay's A long way from home and My green hills of Jamaica -- Blurred genres, blended voices : George Lamming's In the castle of my skin -- Autobiographical frameworks and linked discourses : George Lamming's The pleasures of exile and C.L.R. James's Beyond a boundary -- Poetic autobiography : Derek Walcott's Another life -- Fragments of epic memory : V.S. Naipaul's Finding the center and A way in the world -- Maternal bonds : My mother's daughter : the autobiography of Anna Mahase., snr., 1899-1978 -- Colonist and Creole: Yseult Bridges's Child of the tropics and Jean Rhys's Smile please -- Beyond consolation : Kamau Brathwaite's The Zea Mexican diary -- Death and sexuality : Jamaica Kincaid's My brother.
Summary: The rich literary tradition of English-language autobiography in the Caribbean, from Mary Prince and Jean Rhys to Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid -- Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C.L.R. James, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody. "Truly breaks new ground in the field of Caribbean letters." �a�" Carole Boyce Davies, Northwestern University Sandra Pouchet Paquet is professor of English at the University of Miami and is the author of The Novels of George Lamming. She has been guest editor of the journals Callaloo and West Indian Literature. She was born in Trinidad.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-320) and index.

Testing and testifying : the Hart sisters -- The heartbeat of a West Indian slave : the history of Mary Prince -- The enigma of arrival : wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole -- "The traveling Ulysses scene" : Claude McKay's A long way from home and My green hills of Jamaica -- Blurred genres, blended voices : George Lamming's In the castle of my skin -- Autobiographical frameworks and linked discourses : George Lamming's The pleasures of exile and C.L.R. James's Beyond a boundary -- Poetic autobiography : Derek Walcott's Another life -- Fragments of epic memory : V.S. Naipaul's Finding the center and A way in the world -- Maternal bonds : My mother's daughter : the autobiography of Anna Mahase., snr., 1899-1978 -- Colonist and Creole: Yseult Bridges's Child of the tropics and Jean Rhys's Smile please -- Beyond consolation : Kamau Brathwaite's The Zea Mexican diary -- Death and sexuality : Jamaica Kincaid's My brother.

The rich literary tradition of English-language autobiography in the Caribbean, from Mary Prince and Jean Rhys to Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid -- Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C.L.R. James, Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody. "Truly breaks new ground in the field of Caribbean letters." �a�" Carole Boyce Davies, Northwestern University Sandra Pouchet Paquet is professor of English at the University of Miami and is the author of The Novels of George Lamming. She has been guest editor of the journals Callaloo and West Indian Literature. She was born in Trinidad.

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