Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid

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Baker & Taylor
A critical examinination of the works of Jamaica Kincaid reveals the influence of colonial domination in the West Indies, where she was born, and racial domination in the United States, to which she migrated as a teenager

Book News
A biographical and critical examination of author Kincaid, who was born in 1949 on the Caribbean island of Antigua, left there as a teenager to work as an au pair in New York, and became a successful writer known for her "Talk of the Town" pieces in the New Yorker and her books, At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, A Small Place, and Lucy . Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994
ISBN: 9780805739947
Characteristics: 155 p. ; 23 cm


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