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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Bouson, J. Brooks.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005
|Named Person:||Jamaica Kincaid; Jamaica Kincaid|
|Material Type:||Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J Brooks Bouson
|Description:||1 online resource (ix, 242 p.)|
|Contents:||When you think of me, think of my life --
I had embarked on something called self-invention : artistic beginnings in "Antigua crossings" and At the bottom of the river --
The way I became a writer was that my mother wrote my life for me and told it to me : living in the shadow of the mother in Annie John --
As I looked at this sentence a great wave of shame came over me and I wept and wept : the art of memory, anger, and despair in Lucy --
Imagine the bitterness and the shame in me as I tell you this : the political is personal in A small place and "On seeing England for the first time" --
I would bear children but I would never be a mother to them : writing back to the contemptuous mother in The autobiography of my mother --
I shall never forget him because his life is the one I did not have : remembering her brother's failed life in My brother --
Like him and his own father before him, I have a line drawn through me : imagining the life of the absent father in Mr. Potter.
|Responsibility:||J. Brooks Bouson.|
- Kincaid, Jamaica -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Women and literature -- Antigua and Barbuda -- Antigua -- History -- 20th century.
- Mothers and daughters in literature.
- Antiqua -- In literature.
- Memory in literature.
- LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
- Kincaid, Jamaica.
- Electronic books.