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ISBN: 0192832417
Author: John Wickham,Stewart Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 27, 1999)
Pages: 512
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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The publication of The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short. selections may not be the usual, anthologized fare. Yet they all speak of the harsh beauty of life in the tropics these writers know and love so well. -Sky Writings-Air Jamaica "This has to be the definitive collection of Caribbean short stories. This is the one that shall be handed down from generation to generation. -Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet.

Stewart Brown, Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, and John Wickham. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Stewart Brown and John Wickham. Oxford Books of Prose.

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Stewart Brown, John Wickham. And central to Caribbean literature is the short story, with its ties with the oral tradition. This breathtaking collection is unique-and indispensable-in its inclusion of authors from the English, French, Spanish, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

And central to Caribbean literature is the short story, with its ties with the oral tradition

And central to Caribbean literature is the short story, with its ties with the oral tradition.

Brown, Stewart,Wickham, John. Ed. (1999) The Oxford book of Caribbean short stories /Oxford ; Oxford University Press, MLA Citation. Brown, Stewart,Wickham, John. eds. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Names: Brown, Stewart, Wickham, John.

Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary short stories. Oxford, UK, & Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1990. Harlow, Essex, UK: Longman, 1997. Oxford, UK, & New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. The Art of Derek Walcott. Bridgend, Wales, UK: Seren, 1991. Caribbean Poetry Now. London & New York: Edward Arnold, 1992. The Art of Kamau Brathwaite. Kiss and Quarrel: Yoruba/English Strategies of Mediation. Birmingham, UK: Birmingham University Centre of West African Studies, 2000. All Are Involved: The art of Martin Carter. Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree, 2002.

Some of the freshest, most vital, and diverse new literature written in the twentieth century has emerged from the Caribbean. And central to Caribbean literature is the short story, with its ties with the oral tradition. Now, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, brings together fifty-two stories in a major anthology representing over a century's worth of pan-Caribbean short fiction. This breathtaking collection is unique--and indispensable--in its inclusion of authors from the English, French, Spanish, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The distinctly Anglophone viewpoint of such prominent authors as Jean Rhys, Sam Sevlon, V.S. Naipual, and E.A. Markham is richly contrasted by contributions from French, Spanish, and Dutch writers like Alejo Carpentier, René Depestre, and Thea Doelwijt, while the new generation--represented by such writers as Edwidge Danticat and Patrick Chamoiseau--points the way forward for Caribbean writing into the twenty-first century. With his stimulating introduction, Brown provides an up-to-date overview of Caribbean writing. Exploring the literature's themes of history, race, social justice, identity, and migration, he traces its evolution from the gritty naturalism of the Anglophone tradition to the magical realism of the French and Spanish traditions to a body of contemporary pan-Caribbean literature that cannot be contained in any convenient linguistic, geographical, or thematic definition. Charting the shifting ideologies and styles of this century--from the flamboyant wit of Samuel Selvon to the deceptive simplicity of Jamaica Kincaid--The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories delivers a wealth of satisfactions in a single volume with unprecedented range.

Comments:

DART-SKRIMER
A supply of short stories of the Caribbean. Well selected. They give a good picture of the life of the poor in the islands, and also of the disaffected. Some of the stories are in the local patois and fun to read and imagine the speaker. I was actually looking for stories relating to the islands I am going to visit in the next weeks...Grand Turk, St. Kitts, St. Maartin and Puerto Rico. Only Puerto Rico was included which was a small disappointment. Well chosen stories. The book includes a list of authors and the countries they are writing about. If you plan to spend time in the Caribbean and have time to read, this would be a nice addition.
AfinaS
The book consists of a variety of short stories. So far I was only able to focus on those that were necessary for my class. Some of the stories are narrated in the first person. So far I haven't read any that had violent content. After my class project I will try to read more when the opportunity presents itself.
Jark
In my search for a good Caribbean Lit anthology (what's happened, the poco wave is over?) I liked this anthology because it included writings from Francophone, Anglophone and Hispanophone writers. Seems like the alternatives focus on just English-language writers.
luisRED
Sadly, this was to be John Wickham's last contribution to West Indian literature, as one of the region's finest writers and editors died in 2000. Indeed, the reader owes a debt of gratitude to Wickham for his discerning eye and vast knowledge of Caribbean writers and writing shine through in this book. But we have this fine gift to cherish in his memory and in honour of the rich and diverse tradition and innovation that is Caribbean writing. As much as are Wickham's own short stories, this anthology is striking in its range, readability and resonance. And as the Caribbean consciousness has transcended cultural and strict geopolitical lines over the last century, the range of offerings in this book has also grown from what it would have delivered had it come out a few decades earlier. This book embraces Haiti, Colombia as much as the Anglophone Caribbean. An essential collection of short story writing in English and as delicious a slice of the West Indian civilization as you're likely to find anywhere.
Leyl
Great book,
watchman
Great book. Hard to find Caribbean books!
Doukree
I ordered this book for this new semester I am in at Georgia tech and it still hasn't come in so I had to go to our bookstore and buy the book for a second time so I could begin my studying. It's unacceptable to promise something and not follow through especially if I have to pay for it and I'm a poor college kid. Don't buy from this.
This is the book which truly gives the reader a feeling of the "cricket playing Caribbean" a term the editors borrowed from Guyanese-born professor Gordon Rohlehr. Editors Stewart Brown and John Wickham have expanded the borders the Caribbean by including two writers from Suriname, a writer from Panama and Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Colombia. Marquez described himself as a Caribbean writer in a collection of interviews he did for a book entitled The Fragrance of Guava. There are also stories from Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The book begins with a wonderfully symbolic story by Barbadian writer Frank Collymore entitled "Some People Were Meant to Live Alone." In this story, a young man visits his eccentric uncle who may have been a murderer. In the end, the young man becomes a recluse himself. The philosophical question of whether or not we are meant to be alone or in the company of others applies, in many ways, to the individual islands of the Caribbean. The editors say they purposely began their anthology with the story because Collymore is considered by many to be the father of modern Caribbean literature. The book ends with "Nineteen Thirty-Seven", a story by young Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat. This story of a daughter visiting her mother who has been imprisoned wrongfully by the Haitian government because traitors have named her as a practitioner of voodoo, is also symbolic because it shows us how superstition often rules these islands. It also shows us how the literary torch is being passed on to a new generation of writers. In between these two stories are a delightful offering of stories which capture the fine nuances of life in the Caribbean. No other book I've read so far, deals better with the relationship between males and females, a giddy game of posturing and submission which is sometimes tragic and sometimes humourous.

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