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Island: Rhys, Kincaid, and the Myth of Insular Sovereignty

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter considers fictional representations of the scale of the island, in particular the islands of the Caribbean treated in Jean Rhys' novel Wide Sargasso Sea and Jamaica Kincaid's essay A ... More


The Abjection of American Literature: Jamaica Kincaid and the Ghosts of Postcolonialism

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the history of the so-called abjection of American literature, focusing on the works of Jamaica Kincaid and considering the ways in which American literature, as the subject has ... More


Jamaica Kincaid’s Practical Politics of the Intimate in My Garden (Book):

Agnese Fidecaro

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the clutter of seed catalogues and lists of garden nurseries in Jamaica Kincaid's My Garden (book) (1999), a collection of essays that chronicle Kincaid's gardening practice. ... More


Tainted Witness in Law and Literature: Nafissatou Diallo and Jamaica Kincaid

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter five examines two examples of unsympathetic women witnesses and the transits of their testimony across an assemblage of legal and literary modes of judgment: 1) the rape case brought by ... More


Caribbean Migrant Writers and the Politics of Return

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two focuses on well-known Afro-Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, who reside in the United States and make a significant contribution to “resistance culture.” ... More


Undocumented Homes: Histories of Dislocation in Immigrant Fiction

Susan Fraiman

in Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Takes up three novels written by women who share the immigrant backgrounds of their characters: The House on Mango Street (1984) by Sandra Cisneros; Lucy (1990) by Jamaica Kincaid; and Blu’s Hanging ... More


Breath on the Mirror: Finding Your Own Voice

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The author explains here bhow holding your breath on the mirror lets you express and discern your own distinctive voice and know who you really are. He talks about his creative writing class, in ... More


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