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The Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature

1st Edition

Edited by Alison Donnell, Sarah Lawson Welsh

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560 pages

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The Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature is an outstanding compilation of over seventy primary and secondary texts of writing from the Caribbean. Locating key writers within a specifically Caribbean framework, the editors Alison Donnell and Sarah Lawson Welsh demonstrate that these singular voices have emerged not out of a cultural void or sparse literary background, but out of a wealth of literary tradition which until now was unknown or critically neglected.

Writers from 1900 to the present, both famous and less well-known, are given a voice in this remarkable anthology which encompasses poetry, short stories, essays, articles and interviews. Amongst the many represented here are:

* C.L.R. James

* George Lamming

* Jean Rhys

* Benjamin Zephaniah

* Claude McKay

* Jamaica Kincaid

* Sylvia Wynter

* Derek Walcott

* David Dabydeen

* Grace Nichols

The editors provide an accessible historical and cultural introduction to the writings, making this volume an ideal teaching tool as well as a fascinating collection for anyone interested in the literature of the Caribbean.

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'The wealth of background material ensures that it will be an invaluable commentary.' - Times Literary Supplement

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LITERARY CRITICISM / General