The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

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The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This volume of Caribbean short stories is pan-Caribbean, including stories from the four main languages of the region: English, Spanish, French and Dutch. Stories by major figures in the English language tradition such as V.S. Naipaul, Sam Sevlon and Jean Rhys are set alongside their Spanish- and French-speaking contemporaries like Alejo Carpentier, Jan Bosh, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Their work, in all its diversity of style, theme, and linguistic energy, provides a context for the work of a new generation of Caribbean writers like Edwidge Danticat, Robert Antoni, Astrid Roemer and Jamaica Kincaid. A celebration of regional creativity, the collection seeks to remind readers that the Caribbean is a multilingual, multicultural space.
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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 50.8mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192832417
  • 9780192832412

Table of contents

Frank Collymore - "Some People are Meant to Live Alone"; Jean Rhys -"Pioneers, oh, Pioneers"; Eric Walrond - "Drought"; Alfred Mendes - "Pablo's Fandango"; C.L.R James - "Triumph"; Alejo Carpentier - "Journey to the Seed"; Roger Mais - "Red Dirt Don't Wash"; Juan Bosh - "Encarnacion Mendoza's Christmas Eve"; Jan Carew - "Tilson Ezekial alias Ti-Zek"; G. Cabrere Infante - "The Doors Open at Three"; Sam Selvon - "The Cricket Match"; John Wickham - "The Light on the Sea"; Ismith Khan - "Shadows move in the Britannia Bar"; Rene Depestre - "Rosena on the Mountain"; Roy Heath - "The Master Tailor and the Teacher's Skirt"; Gabriel Garcia Marquez - "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship"; Andrew Salkey - "A Proper Anno Domini Feeling"; Kamau Brathwaite - "Dream Haiti"; Antonio Benitez Rojo - "Buried Statues"; V.S. Naipaul - "The Night Watchman's Occurance Book"; Michael Anthony - "They Better Don't Stop the Carnival"; John Stewart - "The Old Men Used to Dance"; Paule Marshall - "To Da-Duh, In Memoriam". (Part contents.)
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About Stewart Brown

Stewart Brown is a poet and critic who teaches African and Caribbean literature at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham. John Wickham is literary editor of the Nation newspaper (Barbados) and editor of Bim, the Caribbean's longest-established literary journal. One of the most respected figures in Caribbean literature, he also served as a Senator in the Barbados parliament.
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