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Kincaid, Jamaica

Overview
Works: 221 works in 680 publications in 13 languages and 31,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Speaker, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR9275.A583, 813
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Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

68 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,146 WorldCat member 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 )

88 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,756 WorldCat member 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
At the bottom of the river by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

53 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works by the acclaimed West Indian author follows the ties between mother and child, the beauty and destructiveness of nature, the gulf between man and woman, and the significance of familiar objects
See now then by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. A mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England, move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future, constrained by the world, the characters despairing in their domestic situations. But their minds wander, trying to make linear sense of what is, in fact, nonlinear. This is a piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness
The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member 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
Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member 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
See now then a novel by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. A mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future, constrained by the world, the characters despairing in their domestic situations
My favorite plant : writers and gardeners on the plants they love( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member 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"--
Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam, and Tulip by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American travel writing 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jamaica Kincaid has assembled twenty-five pieces that showcase the wonder of curiosity and discovery in the face of the unknown. Seth Stevenson gives a hilarious account of disliking a destination. Simon Winchester cherishes a brief encounter with a remote location and gracious hosts. Madison Smartt Bell allows the spirits to guide him in Haiti, while Jim Harrison follows his stomach to a thirty-seven-course meal in France. Ian Frazier proves that one needn't stray far from home to experience real travel as he examines Route 3, the highway that runs between his New Jersey suburb and New York City."--Jacket
The best American essays, 1995( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member 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
Jamaica's songs ; U-Don rock ; River of the Trunk by Su Lian Tan( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetics of place by Lynn Geesaman( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-year-old Xuela Claudette Richardson explores the mysteries of her hybrid cultural origins and her parents who failed to be parents
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica Kincaid presents a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence at the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary.At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Annie John focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice--urgent, demanding to be heard--is one that will not soon be forgotten
Readings & conversations reading by Jamaica Kincaid ; conversation with William Gass by Jamaica Kincaid( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded on May 17, 2000, Ms. Kincaid speaks and reads from her works, followed by an interview by novelist and essayist, William Gass
Talk stories by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member 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
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 )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica Kincaid's fine prose style is suffused with rich imagery of Antigua, West Indies - her native home. The award-winning author often focuses her writings on the relationship between the powerful and the powerless. In these reading selections this theme is dramatized through the mother-daughter relationship. Kincaid received the prestigious Morton Dauwen Zabel Award for At the Bottom of the River, and Annie John was a finalist for the 1985 international Ritz Paris Hemingway Award. Short stories from both works are represented in this lyrical, evocative collection, along with excerpts from Kincaid's autobiographical novel, Lucy
My brother by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de zwarte, biseksuele, aan drugs verslaafde aidspatiënt Devon Drew, broer van de Caribische schrijfster Jamaica Kincaid, die o.a. bekend is van boeken over lesbische meisjes
A small place by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a lyrical and sardonic essay on Antigua, a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace, offering an insider's view of the lives and ways of her people
 
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Annie John
Alternative Names
Jamaica Kincaid Amerikaans schrijfster

Jamaica Kincaid Amerikaans schrijver

Jamaica Kincaid amerikansk författare

Jamaica Kincaid amerikansk skribent

Jamaica Kincaid écrivain américaine

Jamaica Kincaid scrittrice statunitense

Jamaica Kincaid US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Kincaid, J.

Kincaid, Jamaica 1949-

Ḳinḳes, Gʾameḳah 1949-

Potter Richardson, Elaine 1949-

Potter Richardson , Elaine Cynthia

Qînqêyd, Ǧameiqā 1949-

Richardson, Elaine Cynthia Potter 1949-

Richardson , Elaine Potter

Richardson Elaine Potter 1949-....

Кинкейд, Джамайка

ג'מייקה קינקייד סופרת אנטיגואנית-אמריקאית

جامیکا کینکید نویسنده آمریکایی

킨케이드, 자메이카 1949-

キンケイド, ジャメイカ

牙買加·金凱德

Languages
English (329)

German (17)

Spanish (15)

French (11)

Italian (11)

Danish (9)

Swedish (8)

Dutch (7)

Japanese (6)

Chinese (2)

Basque (2)

Hebrew (2)

Catalan (1)

Covers
LucyAt the bottom of the riverThe autobiography of my motherMr. PotterMy favorite plant : writers and gardeners on the plants they loveThe best American travel writing 2005The best American essays, 1995The autobiography of my mother