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Emigration and Caribbean Literature

Malachi McIntosh
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Language
English
Series
New Caribbean Studies
ISBN
9781137555892, 1137555890
Summary
"Emigration and Caribbean Literature is a fresh and necessary re-engagement with the generation of writers from the Caribbean Basin who journeyed to Europe to establish their names and literary reputations between and after the two World Wars. It reads across the Anglophone and Francophone traditions to take as its focus Lamming, Cape; cia, Naipaul, Ce; saire, Selvon, and Glissant, focusing firmly on their shared status as emigrants and the effects of their migration on the content and composition of their first works. By applying the theories of Antonio Gramsci, Pierre Bourdieu, and Pascale Casanova to readings of these authors' contexts and the content of their texts, the book reveals how World War-era Caribbean writers were pushed to represent themselves as authentic spokesmen for their people, self-representations that are everywhere undermined by fiction and poetry that express the specific concerns of Caribbean emigrant intellectuals"--
"Emigration and Caribbean Literature re-assesses the cohort of Caribbean authors who migrated to Britain and France between and after the two World Wars in order to analyse how their social situations as new colonial arrivals in a rapidly changing Europe influenced the reception, orientation and content of their first major works"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Introduction: Island Lives and Metropolitan Eyes1. Organic Intellectuals and Caribbean Fields2. Participant-Observers: Emigration, Lamming, Naipaul, Selvon3. Migration as Escape: In the Castle of My Skin, Miguel Street, A Brighter Sun4. Patrons, Power Struggles, Position-takings: Emigration, Ce; saire, Glissant, Cape; cia5. Migrants as Martyrs: Notebook of a Return to Native Land, The Ripening, I Am A Martinican WomanConclusion: New Arrivals, Further Departures: Caribbean Movement and the Future.
Description
244 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.
Technical Details
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