Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

ISBN-10: 0192802291
ISBN-13: 9780192802293
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Reissue)
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650

The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection of Caribbean short stories is pan-Caribbean, including stories from the four main languages of the region: English, Spanish, French, and Dutch. Stories by major figures in the English language tradition such as V. S. Naipaul, Sam Sevlon, and Jean Rhys are set alongside their Spanish- and French-speaking contemporaries like Alejo Carpentier, Jan Bosh, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Their work, in all its diversity of style, theme, and linguistic energy, provides a context for the work of an exciting new generation of Caribbean writers like Edwidge Danticat, Robert Antoni, Astrid Roemer, and Jamaica Kincaid. A celebration of regional creativity, the collection contains sufficient surprises to keep even the most avid student of West Indian writing turning the pages, while reminding readers that the Caribbean is a multilingual, multicultural space.

Introduction
Frank Collymore (1893-1980) (Barbados) Some People are Meant to Live Alone
Jean Rhys (1894-1979) (Dominica) Pioneers, Oh, Pioneers
Alfred Mendes (1897-1971) (Trinidad) Pablo's Fandango
Eric Walrond (1898-1966) (Guyana) Drought
C. L. R. James (1901-1989) (Trinidad) Triumph
Alejo Carpentier (1904-1983) (Cuba) Journey to the Seed
Roger Mais (1905-1955) (Jamaica) Red Dirt Don't Wash
Juan Bosch (b. 1910) (Dominican Republic) Encarnacion Mendoza's Christmas Eve
G. Cabrera Infante (b. 1922) (Cuba) The Doors Open at Three
Sam Selvon (1923-1994) (Trinidad) The Cricket Match
John Wickham (b. 1923) (Barbados) The Light on the Sea
Jan Carew (b. 1925) (Guyana) Tilson Ezekiel Alias Ti-Zek
Ismith Khan (b. 1925) (Trinidad) Shadows Move in the Britannia Bar
Rene Depestre (b. 1926) (Haiti) Rosena on the Mountain
Roy Heath (b. 1926) (Guyana) The Master Tailor and the Teacher's Skirt
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1928) (Colombia) The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship
Andrew Salkey (1928-1995) (Jamaica) A Proper Anno Domini Feeling
Paule Marshall (b. 1929) (Barbados) To Da-Duh, in Memoriam
Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930) (Barbados) Dream Haiti
Antonio Benitez Rojo (b. 1931) (Cuba) Buried Statues
Michael Anthony (b. 1932) (Trinidad) They Better Don't Stop the Carnival
V. S. Naipaul (b. 1932) (Trinidad) The Night Watchman's Occurrence Book
John Stewart (b. 1933) (Trinidad) The Old Men Used to Dance
Austin Clarke (b. 1934) (Barbados) Leaving this Island Place
Earl Lovelace (b. 1935) (Trinidad) Victory and the Blight
Maryse Conde (b. 1937) (Guadeloupe) The Breadnut and the Breadfruit
Velma Pollard (b. 1937) (Jamaica) Altamont Jones
Thea Doelwijt (b. 1938) (Surinam) In Foreign Parts
Rosario Ferre (b. 1938) (Puerto Rico) When Women Love Men
E. A. Markham (b. 1939) (Montserrat) Mammie's Form at the Post Office
Myriam Warner-Vieyra (b. 1939) (Guadeloupe) Passport to Paradise
Clyde Hosein (b. 1940) (Trinidad) Morris, Bhaiya
Willi Chen (b. 1941) (Trinidad) Trotters
Pauline Melville (b. 1941) (Guyana) The Conversion of Millicent Vernon
Olive Senior (b. 1941) (Jamaica) Do Angels Wear Brassieres?
Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) (Cuba) Goodbye Mother
Lawrence Scott (b. 1943) (Trinidad) Ballad for the New World
Ana Lydia Vega (b. 1946) (Puerto Rico) Eye-Openers
Jean 'Binta' Breeze (b. 1947) (Jamaica) Sunday Cricket
Astrid Roemer (b. 1947) (Surinam) The Inheritance of my Father: A Story for Listening
Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949) (Antigua) Blackness
Merle Collins (b. 1950) (Grenada) The Walk
Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz (b. 1951) (Puerto Rico) After the Hurricane
Patrick Chamoiseau (b. 1953) (Martinique) Red Hot Peppers
Lionel Seepaul (b. 1955) (Trinidad) Pan for Pockot
Makeda Silvera (b. 1955) (Jamaica) Caribbean Chameleon
Robert Antoni (b. 1957) (Trinidad/Bahamas) A World of Canes
Zoila Ellis (b. 1957) (Belize) The Waiting Room
Sasenarine Persaud (b. 1957) (Guyana) Canada Geese and Apple Chatney
Geoffrey Philp (b. 1958) (Jamaica) My Brother's Keeper
Alecia Mckenzie (b. 1960) (Jamaica) Private School
Edwidge Danticat (b. 1969) (Haiti) Nineteen Thirty-Seven
Biographical Notes
Suggestions for Wider Reading
Publisher's Acknowledgements

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