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Writing in Limbo : Modernism and Caribbean Literature.

Author: Simon Gikandi
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Simon Gikandi's view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity--a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it.
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Gikandi, Simon.
Writing in Limbo : Modernism and Caribbean Literature.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2018
Named Person: Alejo Carpentier
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gikandi
ISBN: 150172293X 9781501722936
OCLC Number: 1028955655
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Writing in Limbo; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Modernism and the Origins of Caribbean Literature; 1 Caribbean Modernist Discourse: Writing, Exile, and Tradition; 2 From Exile to Nationalism: The Early Novels of George Lamming; 3 Beyond the Kala-pani: The Trinidad Novels of Samuel Selvon; 4 The Deformation of Modernism: The Allegory of History in Carpentier's El siglo de las luces; 5 Modernism and the Masks of History: The Novels of Paule Marshall; 6 Writing after Colonialism: Crick Crack, Monkey and Beka Lamb. 7 Narration at the Postcolonial Moment: History and Representation in AbengConclusion; Index.

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