A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the NAcgritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.Whether writers of East Indian heritage have selected a culturally specific idiom such as Sarnami or Hindi as their literary language, or whether ... For example, Jit Narain uses culturally specific imagery in one of his Dutch-language poems dedicated to his grandmother: aquot;I bow /to your feet, ... Therefore this essay, which covers the period up to about 1988, will necessarily be of an exploratory character.

Title:A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries
Author:Albert James Arnold, Julio Rodríguez-Luis, J. Michael Dash
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2001-01-01


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