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Jamaica Kincaid

Summary: In Jamaica Kincaid, author Diane Simmons provides a thoroughly comprehensive study, a biographical and critical examination of Kincaid and her work. Simmons considers all aspects of Kincaid's work without seeking to confine a complex, independent, and ever-evolving writer within narrow definitions. The first chapter, an elaborate biography, follows Kincaid through her childhood on the West Indian island of Antigua, her young adulthood as an au pair in New York, and her life as a free lancer for Rolling Stone and the Village Voice, and as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Simmons shows the remarkable process of self-invention by which an impoverished and awkward West Indian school girl named Elaine Potter Richardson was transformed into the prominent writer Jamaica Kincaid.

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  • ISBN: 0805739947 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780805739947 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    155 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Ch. 1. A Paradise Lost -- Ch. 2. Mother Mystery -- Ch. 3. Conjure Woman -- Ch. 4. Rhythm and Repetition: Kincaid's Incantatory Lists -- Ch. 5. Kincaid and the Canon: In Dialogue with Paradise Lost and Jane Eyre -- Ch. 6. At the Bottom of the River: Journey of Mourning -- Ch. 7. Annie John: Coming of Age in the West Indies -- Ch. 8. Lucy: In the New World -- Ch. 9. A Small Place: Masters and Slaves.
Subject: Kincaid, Jamaica Criticism and interpretation
Kincaid, Jamaica
Kincaid, Jamaica
Kincaid, Jamaica (1949-....) Critique et interprétation
Women and literature Antigua and Barbuda Antigua History 20th century
Women and literature United States History 20th century
Antiguans in literature
Écrivains antillais de langue anglaise Biographies
Antigua In literature
Antilles Dans la littérature
Antigua et Barbuda Dans la littérature
English fiction

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