The 3,500 entries in this bibliography create a vital resource for those who are interested in a general introduction to the literature available from the Caribbean. The entries are arranged geographically and topically. The topical subdivisions include Bibliographies and Bio-bibliographies, Anthologies, History and Criticism, Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. One of the most important aspects of Caribbean Literature is the space granted to Dutch Caribbean literature, which still remains relatively unknown in English-based literary scholarship, but is quickly gaining important attention. The 100 + citations relating to Dutch Caribbean literature provide valuable starting points to investigate this tradition. The final section includes a list of important authors and their works in alphabetical order. This most complete bibliography of Caribbean literature to date should not be overlooked by individuals and collections that hope to stay current with the exciting fields of Caribbean and post-colonial literature. Author and title indexes.
Marian Goslinga (M.A., M.L.S., University of California-Berkeley) is the Latin American and Caribbean Librarian at Florida International University. She has been the bibliographer for Hemisphere since 1988 and also authored A Bibliography of the Caribbean (Scarecrow, 1996).