A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English and Dutch by A. James Arnold

By A. James Arnold

This background of literature within the Carribean specializes in English- and Dutch-speaking areas. issues lined contain: the anglophone Caribbean; literary improvement - a contrastive heritage; style - a contrastive heritage; The Netherlands, Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname; a mosaic atmosphere - a contrastive heritage of style; literary feedback; drama; fiction; and poetry.

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James Arnold, 286–302. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Lalla, Barbara, ed. 1989. Voices in Exile: Jamaican Texts of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Lang, George. 1997. Islands, Enclaves, Continua: Notes Toward a Comparative History of Caribbean Creole Literatures. A History of Literature in the Caribbean. Vol. 3: Cross-Cultural Studies. Ed. by A. James Arnold, 29–56. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Lewis, Gordon K. 1968. The Growth of the Modern West Indies.

In doing this, they are able to represent a wider range of personality types, moods, and emotional states than earlier generations had attempted to do, to confront their characters with more searching paradoxes of perceived and self-ascriptive identities. Writers have also had to pay closer attention to the languages, linguistic registers, and speech acts used in their environments; they have been challenged to harness or devise loan translations from non-English lexified Creoles to project new levels of authenticity of mood and awareness of Caribbean life and ritual enactments of Caribbean world views in order to reinterpret these through lyrical, narrative, dramatic, and interactive language.

London: University of London Press. Hodge, Merle. 1998. Dialogue and Narrative Voice in The Schoolmaster. Journal of West Indian Literature. 1: 56–72. James, C. L. R. [1936]. 1971. Minty Alley. London; Port of Spain: New Beacon Books. John, Errol. 1958. Moon on a Rainbow Shawl. London: Faber & Faber. Khan, Ismith. 1961. The Jumbie Bird. London: MacGibbon & Kee. Kissoon, Freddie. 1966. Mamaguy. Port of Spain: University of the West Indies Extra-Mural Department. Ladoo, Harold. 1972. No Pain Like This Body.

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