Most widely held works about Jamaica Kincaid
Most widely held works by Jamaica Kincaid
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
66 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 2,755 libraries worldwide
Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River.
Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,296 libraries worldwide
Lucy has left the West Indies for a job in New York, but she discovers that her employers' perfect lives are not what they seem.
The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,213 libraries worldwide
The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion. Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was impossible for her to love him because he was a colonialist. She draws parallels with the despair of her country--Dominica--attributing it to the legacy of slavery. By the author of Lucy.
My brother by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,836 libraries worldwide
Kincaid's poetic and often shockingly frank account of Devon's life is also the story of their family on the island of Antigua.
Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air. Misery infects the unstudied, slow pace of this island and of Mr. Potter's days. As Kincaid's narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, crippled community. Kincaid strings together a moving picture of Mr. Potter's ancestors -- beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide -- and the outside world that presses in on his life, in the form of his Lebanese employer and, later, a couple fleeing World War II. Within these surroundings, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters -- one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies, and will tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy. In Mr. Potter, her most luminous, ambitious work to date, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.
A small place by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Antigua ; Kolonialismus - Tourismus - Umweltzerstörung.
At the bottom of the river by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,405 libraries worldwide
Born and educated in St. John's, Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid reads her short story entitled At the bottom of the river from her collection of short stories by the same name, which was first published in 1984.
Talk stories by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
This collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for "The New Yorker"'s "Talk of the Town" was composed when she first came to the United States from Antigua, from 1978 to 1983. The essays illuminate Kincaid's development as a young writer--the newcomer who sensitively records her impressions here takes root to become one of our most respected authors.
My garden (book) by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book): she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration -- seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny -- are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book): is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.
Among flowers : a walk in the Himalaya by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
"Anyone familiar with Jamaica Kincaid's work knows that the natural world and, in particular, plants and gardening are especially close to her heart. Along with such acclaimed novels as Annie John and Lucy, she's also the author of My Garden (Book), a collection of essays. Now, in this travel memoir, she invites us to accompany her on a seed-gathering trek in the Himalayas." "For Kincaid and three botanist friends, Nepal is a paradise, a place where a single day's hike can traverse climate zones from subtropical to alpine, encompassing flora suitable for growing in their home grounds from Wales to Vermont. And as she makes clear, there is far more to this foreign world than rhododendrons that grow thirty feet high. Danger too is a constant companion - and the leeches are the least of the worries." "For along with the narrow paths that skirt vertiginous drops, these mountains are haunted by Maoist guerillas, and when they appear - as they do more than once - their enigmatic menace lingers long after they have melted away into the landscape. And Kincaid explores the irony of her status as memsahib with Sherpas and bearers - and understands that the liberating, exotic pleasures of travel are inextricably intertwined with the everyday pleasures of home and family."--BOOK JACKET.
My favorite plant : writers and gardeners on the plants they love ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"The passion for gardening and the passion for words come together in this inspired anthology, a collection of essays on topics as diverse as beans and roses, by writers who garden and by gardeners who write. Among the contributors are Christopher Lloyd, on poppies Marina Warner, who remembers the Guinee rose and Henri Cole, who offers poems on the bearded iris and on peonies. There is also an explanation of the sexiness of castor beans from Michael Pollan and an essay from Maxine Kumin on how, as Henry David Thoreau put it, one "[makes] the earth say beans instead of grass." Most of the essays are new in print, but Colette, Katharine S. White, D. H. Lawrence, and several other old favorites make appearances. Jamaica Kincaid, the much-admired writer and a passionate gardener herself, rounds up this diverse crew. A wonderful gift for green thumbs, My Favorite Plant is a happy collection of fresh takes on old friends" -- from book jacket.
The best American travel writing 2005 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam, and Tulip by Jamaica Kincaid ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Readings & conversations reading by Jamaica Kincaid ; conversation with William Gass ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Antiguan novelist Jamaica Kincaid reads from and is interviewed about her work.
The best American essays, 1995 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Includes essays by Joseph Brodsky, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Edward Hoagland, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, John Edgar Wideman, and Tobias Wolff, among others.
Poetics of place by Lynn Geesaman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Life and debt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Set in Jamaica, this film is a case study of how contemporary free trade policies and global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization affect the economies of developing nations. Includes interviews with IMF Deputy Director Stanley Fischer, Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Jamaica's former Prime Minister Michael Manley as well as tourists, farmers, Rastafarians, factory workers and others.
Jamaica Kincaid ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Jamaica Kincaid reads and is interviewed by William Gass.
Jamaica Kincaid reads Annie John (The red girl). Jamaica Kincaid reads Annie John (The red girl section), At the bottom of the river (Girl and My mother sections) and Lucy (excerpts) by Jamaica Kincaid ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Jamaica Kincaid interview with Kay Bonetti by Jamaica Kincaid ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 libraries worldwide
An interview with Jamaica Kincaid, author of such fictional works as Annie John, Lucy, and At the bottom of the river. Ms. Kincaid discusses writing for the New Yorker and how she uses personal relationships and childhood experiences as material for her fiction.
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Ḳinḳes, Gʼameḳah 1949-
Potter Richardson, Elaine 1949-
Richardson, Elaine Potter
Richardson, Elaine Potter, 1949-
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