A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Volume 1 Hispanic and Francophone Regions (Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages v. 10.)

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Volume 1 Hispanic and Francophone Regions (Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages v. 10.)

By: J. Michael Dash (editor), Julio Rodriguez-Luis (editor), A. James Arnold (editor)Hardback

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This history for the first time charts the literature of the entire Caribbean, the islands as well as continental littoral, as one cultural region. It breaks new ground in establishing a common grid for reading literatures that have been kept separate by their linguistic frontiers. Readers will have access to the best current scholarship on the evolution of popular and literate cultures in the various regions since their earliest emergence. The History of Literature in the Caribbean brings together the most distinguished team of literary Caribbeanists ever assembled, cutting across ideological commitments and critical methods. Differences in point of view between individual contributors are left intact here as the sign of the colonial inheritance of the region. Introductions and conclusions to the various sections of the History written by the respective subeditors, set them in proper perspective. The unique synoptic aspect of the History lies in its comprehensiveness and its range, which are unequaled. Contributors: A. James Arnold, Julio Rodriguez-Luis, H. Lopez Morales, Maria Elena Rodriguez Castro, Silvio Torres Saillant, Seymour Menton, Ian I. Smart, Efrain Barradas, Raquel Chang-Rodriguez, Carlos Alonso, Ivan A. Schulman, W.L. Siemens, William Luis, Gustavo Pellon, Emilio Bejel, Sandra M. Cypess, Peter Earle, Adriana Mndez Rodenas, J. Michael Dash, Ulrich Fleischmann, Maximilien Laroche, Rgis Antoine, Lon-Franois Hoffmann, Randolph Hezekiah, Bridget Jones, F.I. Case, Marie-Denise Shelton, Beverly Ormerod, J. Michael Dash, Jack Corzani, Anthea Morrison, Juris Silenieks, Frantz Fanon, Vere Knight.

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1. Charting the Caribbean as a Literary Region (by Arnold, A. James); 2. Hispanic literature (edited by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 3. Introduction (by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 4. Language, Popular and Literate Cultures, Regions; 5. The History of Literary Language (by Lopez Morales, Humberto); 6. Popular and Literate Cultures; 7. Education in the Hispanic Antilles (by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 8. Listening to the Reader: The Working-Class Cultural Project in Cuba and Puerto Rico (by Rodriguez Castro, Maria Elena); 9. Islands and Territories; 10. Dominican Literature and Its Criticism: Anatomy of a Troubled Identity (by Torres-Saillant, Silvio); 11. Colombian Literature (by Menton, Seymour); 12. West Indian Writing in Central America (by Smart, Ian I.); 13. North of the Caribbean: An Outline for a History of Spanish-Caribbean Literature in the United States (by Barradas, Efrain); 14. Afterword (by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 15. Literary Genres; 16. Introduction (by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 17. The Colonial Period to the Early Nineteenth Century (All Genres); 18. Colonial Voices of the Hispanic Caribbean (by Chang-Rodriguez, Raquel); 19. From Romanticism Through Modernismo and Naturalism; 20. Fiction (by Alonso, Carlos J.); 21. The Poetic Production of Cuba, Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic in the Nineteenth Century (by Schulman, Ivan A.); 22. The Twentieth Century; 23. The Novel (by Siemens, William L.); 24. The Short Story in the Hispanic Antilles (by Luis, William); 25. The Caribbean's Contribution to the Boom (by Pellon, Gustavo); 26. Poetry (by Bejel, Emilio); 27. The Theater (by Cypess, Sandra M.); 28. The Essay (by Earle, Peter); 29. Literature and Politics in the Cuban Revolution: The Historical Image (by Mendez Rodenas, Adriana); 30. Conclusions (by Rodriguez-Luis, Julio); 31. Francophone literature (edited by Dash, J. Michael); 32. Introduction (by Dash, J. Michael); 33. Language, Popular and Literate Cultures, Regions; 34. The Formation and Evolution of a Literary Discourse: One, Two, or Three Literatures? (by Fleischmann, Ulrich); 35. Popular and Literate Cultures; 36. Literature and Folklore in the Francophone Caribbean (by Laroche, Maximilien); 37. The Caribbean in Metropolitan French Writing (by Antoine, Regis); 38. Islands and Territories; 39. Haitian Sensibility (by Hoffmann, Leon-Francois); 40. Martinique and Guadeloupe: Time and Space (by Hezekiah, Randolph); 41. French Guiana (by Jones, Bridget); 42. Conclusions (by Dash, J. Michael); 43. Literary Genres; 44. Introduction (by Dash, J. Michael); 45. The Novel; 46. Novels of Social and Political Protest to the 1950s (by Case, Frederick Ivor); 47. A New Cry: From the 1960s to the 1980s (by Shelton, Marie-Denise); 48. Realism Redefined: The Subjective Vision (by Ormerod, Beverley); 49. Exile and Recent Literature (by Dash, J. Michael); 50. Poetry; 51. Poetry Before Negritude (by Corzani, Jack); 52. Negritude: Then and Now (by Arnold, A. James); 53. New Voices (by Morrison, Anthea); 54. Theater; 55. Marronnage and the Canon: Theater to the Negritude Era (by Silenieks, Juris); 56. Toward creolite: Postnegritude Developments (by Silenieks, Juris); 57. Essay; 58. Before and Beyond Negritude (by Dash, J. Michael); 59. Colonialism as Neurosis: Frantz Fanon (by Knight, Vere); 60. The Essay and / in History (by Arnold, A. James); 61. Index to Names

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  • publication date: 30/06/1994
  • ISBN13: 9789027234421
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 598
  • ID: 9789027234421
  • weight: 1170
  • ISBN10: 9027234426

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