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The Personal Is Political: An Introduction

Tammy L. Brown

in City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462265
eISBN:
9781626746435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The story of an individual life, no matter how famous or obscure, is both intensely personal and political. The best biographers not only recognize this truth, but they embrace it. The power of this ... More


Elma Napier’s Literary Sense of Place

Evelyn O’callaghan

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter engages with the writing of the Scottish-born, Dominican-resident Elma Napier, examining the process of canonization that has allowed this example of Caribbean writing deeply engaged – ... More


When Pollyanna Did Not Grow Up: Girlhood and the Innocent Nation

Dorothy Karlin

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter places the quality of Pollyanna's childhood innocence within early-twentieth-century American identity politics. When Eleanor Porter published Pollyanna in 1913, the United States was ... More


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