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The Caribbean short story : critical perspectives

Author: Lucy Evans; Mark A McWatt; Emma Smith
Publisher: Leeds, UK : Peepal Tree, 2011.
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"The short story has been integral to the development of Caribbean literature, and continues to offer possibilities for invention and reinvigoration. As the most comprehensive study of its kind, this important and timely volume explores the significance of the short story form to Caribbean cultural production across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The twenty original essays collected here offer a unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Evans; Mark A McWatt; Emma Smith
ISBN: 9781845231262 1845231260
OCLC Number: 751666484
Description: 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Emma E. Smith --
Introduction / Lucy Evans --
pt. 1. Publishing histories. Heard but not seen : women's short stories and the BBC's Caribbean voices programme / Alison Donnell --
'The lesser names beneath the peaks' : Jamaican short fiction and its contexts, 1938-1950 / Suzanne Scafe --
The Beacon short story and the colonial imaginary in Trinidad / Raymond Ramcharitar --
Political and market forces in the Cuban short story / Patricia Catoira --
pt. 2. Sociopolitical contexts. Tracing significant footsteps : Ismith Khan and the Indian-Caribbean short story / Abigail Ward --
The temporal aesthetic in the short fiction of Yanick Lahens and Edwidge Danticat / Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw --
The shorter form(s) of the game : cricket, childhood and the Caribbean short story / Claire Westall --
pt. 3. Modernity and modernisms. Claude McKay, Eric Walrond and the locations of Black internationalism / Dave Gunning --
'To see oursels as others see us!' : Seepersad Naipaul, modernity and the rise of the Trinidadian short story / James Procter --
'I cut it and cut it' : Jean Rhys's short short fiction / Joanna Johnson --
Remapping the Trinidadian short story : local, American and global relations in the short fiction of Earl Lovelace and Lawrence Scott / Jak Peake --
pt. 4. Folktales and oral traditions. 'And always, Anancy changes' : an exploration of Andrew Salkey's Anancy stories / Emily Zobel Marshall --
Boundary crossing and shapeshifting : Nalo Hopkinson's diasporic, speculative short stories / Gina Wisker --
The marvellous and the real in Pauline Melville's The migration of ghosts / Patricia Murray --
Cross-cultural readings of the Caribbean short story / Sandra Courtman --
pt. 5. Generic boundaries and transgressions. Intertwinings : the 'amazing fecundity' of Olive Senior / Shirley Chew --
'A kind of chain' : reworking the short story sequence in V.S. Naipaul's A way in the world / Lucy Evans --
Liminality and the poetics of space in Mark McWatt's Suspended sentences and Kwame Dawes's A place to hide / Andrew H. Armstrong --
'Ancient and very modern' : reading Kamau Brathwaite's Dreamstories / Elaine Savory.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Evans, Mark McWatt & Emma Smith.
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"The short story has been integral to the development of Caribbean literature, and continues to offer possibilities for invention and reinvigoration. As the most comprehensive study of its kind, this important and timely volume explores the significance of the short story form to Caribbean cultural production across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The twenty original essays collected here offer a unique set of inquiries and insights into the historical, cultural and stylistic characteristics of Caribbean short story writing. The book draws together diverse critical perspectives from established and emerging scholars, including Shirley Chew, Alison Donnell, James Procter, Raymond Ramcharitar and Elaine Savory. Essays cover the publishing histories of specific islands; intersections of the local, global and diasporic; treatments of race and gender; language, orality and genre; and cultural contexts from tourism to calypso to cricket."--Page 4 of cover.

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