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Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1985, ©1983.
Series: Aventura.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Aventura edView all editions and formats
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"Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kincaid, Jamaica.
At the bottom of the river.
New York : Vintage Books, 1985, ©1983
(OCoLC)565001715
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0394736834 9780394736839
OCLC Number: 11495834
Description: 82 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Girl --
In the night --
At last --
Wingless --
Holidays --
The letter from home --
What I have been doing lately --
Blackness --
My mother --
At the bottom of the river.
Series Title: Aventura.
Responsibility: Jamaica Kincaid.
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"Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision. Kincaid leads her readers to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child; the beauty and destructiveness of nature; the gulf between the masculine and the feminine; the significance of familiar things--a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings--shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place--these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected."--Amazon.com.

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