Understanding Jamaica Kincaid (Understanding Contemporary American Literature) by Justin D. Edwards

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Published by University of South Carolina Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Antigua & Barbuda,
  • American - African American & Black,
  • Women Authors,
  • American - African American,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Kincaid, Jamaica

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8695471M
ISBN 101570036888
ISBN 109781570036880

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Understanding Jamaica Kincaid introduces readers to the prizewinning author best known for the novels Annie John, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother. Justin D. Edwards surveys Jamaica Kincaid's life, career, and major works of fiction and nonfiction to identify and discuss her recurring interests in familial relations, Caribbean culture, and the aftermath of colonialism and Cited by: Univ of South Carolina Press, - Literary Criticism - pages.

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Understanding Jamaica Kincaid introduces readers to the prizewinning author best known for the novels Annie John, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother. Justin D. Edwards surveys Jamaica Kincaid's life, career, and major works of fiction and nonfiction to identify and discuss her recurring interests in familial relations, Caribbean culture, and the aftermath of colonialism and exploitation.

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Jamaica Kincaid, Caribbean American writer whose essays, stories, and novels are evocative portrayals of family relationships and her native Antigua. Kincaid settled in New York City when she left Antigua at age She first worked as an au pair in Manhattan. She later won a photography.

Kincaid explained that "Jamaica" is an English corruption of what Columbus called Xaymaca, the part of the world that she comes from, and "Kincaid" appeared to go well with "Jamaica". Her short fiction appeared in The Paris Review, and in The New Yorker, where her Notable works: A Small Place, Lucy.

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When still a teenager, she was sent from her home country Antigua by her mother to become a nanny in New York City, where she eventually wrote for publications like The Village Voice and Ingenue.

A Small Place is a work of creative nonfiction published in by Jamaica Kincaid.A book-length essay drawing on Kincaid's experiences growing up in Antigua, it can be read as an indictment of the Antiguan government, the tourist industry and Antigua's British colonial legacy. The book, written in four sections, "combines social and cultural critique with autobiography and a history of.

Jamaica Kincaid. Macmillan, - Biography & Autobiography - 81 pages. 16 Reviews. A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by 4/5(16). Annie John is a novel by Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

Jamaica Kincaid’s short story Girl () provides a glimpse of the relationship between a girl and her mother. The girl represents Kincaid in her youth. The story shows that, in this relationship, the mother tries to prescribe the behaviors that she deems appropriate for females.

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In its opening lines, Jamaica Kincaid’s essay “In History” announces that its project will be to interrogate not only the definition, but also the personal stakes of history. Kincaid’s vantage as an Antiguan-American, dislocated from ancestors who had been “emptied” from their homeland by disruptive European imperialism, is essential to establishing her perspective in this endeavor.

The book's chapters were originally published separately in The New Yorker, before being combined and published as the novel Annie John, the stories connected by Kincaid's use of Annie John as the narrator.

Major themes, symbolism, and style Children growing apart from their parents while becoming adolescents is the major theme in the novel. Jamaica Kincaid, who also arrived in this country as an au pair at the age of 16, gives Lucy plenty of time to chart the course of her own life.

Like a Jane Austen heroine—and Kincaid, a fan of Austen’s, clearly had her in mind—Lucy succeeds in finding her way with a resolute refusal to be overwhelmed by new surroundings and customs.

Understanding Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents By Deborah Mistron Greenwood Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Looking for books by Jamaica Kincaid. See all books authored by Jamaica Kincaid, including A Small Place, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American Stories Sinceand more on   Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on May 25th,on British-colonized Antigua.

Although she was born into poverty, her mother desired education for her daughter. Kincaid learned how to read by the age of 3, and her mother put her into school. Kincaid also wrote the book Autobiography of My Mother (), which explores the life of a woman stuck in poverty and resentful of her children.

She has also said that her mother’s anger toward her seemed to get worse when Kincaid became a teenager. Spoiler Free Review. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid is a book that I opted to read to represent Antigua and Barbuda on my journey to read one book from each Country called Project Cross Borders.

If I were to review this book in one line, I would Say: This book is a deep dive into philisophies of life, growing up to the realities of adulthood as everything people are taught as children breaks.

Understanding Jamaica Kincaid (Understanding Contemporary American 1 copy The Circling Head (in The Granta Book of the American Short Story - FORD) 1 copy Jamaica Kincaid's "Annie John": A Study Guide from Gale's 1 copy. The death of Kincaid's brother from AIDS results in a book that is lyrically beautiful and emotionally forceful, but lacking a deep examination of its many themes.

Writing only a year after the death of her brother, Kincaid (The Autobiography of My Mother,etc.) uses the event to reexplore issues that permeate her novels and other writings: family, race, and migration. Jamaica Kincaid.

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, My Brother, and See Now Then, all published by lives with her family in Vermont. Jamaica Kincaid. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Ser.: Understanding Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents by Deborah Mistron (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. “Jamaica Kincaid” was a pen name. She was born Elaine Potter Richardson in in Antigua, and, inwhen she tur she adopted her now-famous pseudonym. She chose “Jamaica Kincaid” because she wanted both greater anonymity as an author and increased visibility as a Caribbean woman, which “Jamaica” was meant to evoke.

Jamaica Kincaid: Writing Memory, Writing Back to the Mother. State University of New York Press. Sabrina Brancato. Mother and Motherland in Jamaica Kincaid. Peter Lang. Victoria Burrows. Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother-Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison.

Palgrave Macmillan. Hail King Kincaid, for she is ferocious uncompromising honest and brave. Jamaica Kincaid spends a lot of her time dispensing what a critic so accurately put, awful truths; truths people spend a lot of time trying not to acknowledge.

Understanding this Jamaica Kincaid takes us on a journey of discovery. We did not intend to travel on or want to, but once there we are familiar with the landscape. Beloved Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid writes novels - among them 'Lucy', 'Annie John', and 'The Autobiography of My Mother' - that touch on such universal themes as coming-of-age and the necessity of separation from parents and establishing identity.

Jamaica Kincaid Farrar, Straus and Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home: "Kincaid's most poetic and affecting novel to date" (Robert Antoni, The Washington Post Book World) Jamaica Kincaid's first obssession, Written works: At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, Mr.

Potter, The Autobiography of My Mother. Writer Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson on the Caribbean island of Antigua onwhen it was still under British colonial rule. At age three, Kincaid was taught to read by her mother but was later neglected when three boys were born to the family.

The story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home: "Kincaid's most poetic and affecting novel to date" (Robert Antoni, The Washington Post Book World) Jamaica Kincaid's first obssession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the roads that pass.

Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of 's voice—urgent, demanding to be heard—is one that will not soon be forgotten.

So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. Johns, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother (all published by FSG).

She lives with her family in Vermont.A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see.

If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after. Picador has won a four-way auction for 10 books from Jamaica Kincaid, hailed by the publisher as “one of our greatest living writers”.

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