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The Resource Jamaica Kincaid, Diane Simmons

Jamaica Kincaid, Diane Simmons

Label
Jamaica Kincaid
Title
Jamaica Kincaid
Statement of responsibility
Diane Simmons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Jamaica Kincaid, author Diane Simmons provides a thoroughly comprehensive study, a biographical and critical examination of Kincaid and her work. Simmons considers all aspects of Kincaid's work without seeking to confine a complex, independent, and ever-evolving writer within narrow definitions. The first chapter, an elaborate biography, follows Kincaid through her childhood on the West Indian island of Antigua, her young adulthood as an au pair in New York, and her life as a free lancer for Rolling Stone and the Village Voice, and as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Simmons shows the remarkable process of self-invention by which an impoverished and awkward West Indian school girl named Elaine Potter Richardson was transformed into the prominent writer Jamaica Kincaid
  • Drawing from virtually all available critical work on Kincaid, including Simmons's own interview, the first chapter alone is richly detailed enough to stand as the most complete study yet on Kincaid and her writing
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9275.A583
LC item number
K567 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's United States authors series
Series volume
TUSAS 646
Label
Jamaica Kincaid, Diane Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. A Paradise Lost -- Ch. 2. Mother Mystery -- Ch. 3. Conjure Woman -- Ch. 4. Rhythm and Repetition: Kincaid's Incantatory Lists -- Ch. 5. Kincaid and the Canon: In Dialogue with Paradise Lost and Jane Eyre -- Ch. 6. At the Bottom of the River: Journey of Mourning -- Ch. 7. Annie John: Coming of Age in the West Indies -- Ch. 8. Lucy: In the New World -- Ch. 9. A Small Place: Masters and Slaves
Control code
262060
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Isbn
9780805739947
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94025608
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30667288
  • (OCoLC)30667288
Label
Jamaica Kincaid, Diane Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. A Paradise Lost -- Ch. 2. Mother Mystery -- Ch. 3. Conjure Woman -- Ch. 4. Rhythm and Repetition: Kincaid's Incantatory Lists -- Ch. 5. Kincaid and the Canon: In Dialogue with Paradise Lost and Jane Eyre -- Ch. 6. At the Bottom of the River: Journey of Mourning -- Ch. 7. Annie John: Coming of Age in the West Indies -- Ch. 8. Lucy: In the New World -- Ch. 9. A Small Place: Masters and Slaves
Control code
262060
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Isbn
9780805739947
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94025608
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30667288
  • (OCoLC)30667288

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