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Author: Jamaica Kincaid; Ian Frazier
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jamaica Kincaid; Jamaica Kincaid
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamaica Kincaid; Ian Frazier
ISBN: 0374272395 9780374272395 9780374527914 0374527911
OCLC Number: 45759779
Description: xx, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
West Indian weekend --
Daytime dancing, a report --
The magic is blue --
A commercial party --
Time with Pryor --
Bells and drells --
Lunchtime --
Free-ee-ee --
Junior Miss --
A civic gathering --
In Central Park --
The fourth --
Boz Scaggs --
A gathering --
Notes and comment --
Notes and comment --
Interests --
Charm --
Garland Jeffreys --
Nothing in mind --
Notes and comment --
Notes and comment --
Pippo --
Honors --
Dinosaurs --
Kenya --
Cheese --
Notes and comment --
Soap --
Collecting --
Memorandum --
Recollections --
Off to China --
Office workers --
The world of letters --
Over here --
Cat --
G-L-O-R-I-A --
The ages of woman --
Festival --
Unveiling --
Miss Jamaica --
Hair --
Thirty years ago --
Noon --
Notes and comment --
Mayor --
Books --
Colloquy about Sting --
Three parties --
Expense account --
The governor's party --
Sara --
Runner --
Party --
Royalty --
Two book parties --
Audition --
Benefit --
New --
Great --
Romance --
Novel --
Cat story --
The exercise --
Car questions --
Tableware --
Prince --
Notes and comment --
The apprentice --
Birthday party at an East Side town house --
Foam and brass --
Knitting --
Notes and comment --
Luncheon --
At Mr. Chow's.
Responsibility: Jamaica Kincaid ; foreword by Ian Frazier.

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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.

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