The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

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The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

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


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Title: The Oxford book of Caribbean short stories
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Characteristics: xxxiii, 476 p. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Some people are meant to live alone / Frank Collymore
Pioneers, oh, pioneers / Jean Rhys
Pablo's fandango / Alfred Mendes
Drought / Eric Walrond
Triumph / C.L.R. James
Journey to the seed / Alejo Carpentier
Red dirt don't wash / Roger Mais
Encarnacion Mendoza's Christmas Eve / Juan Bosch
The doors open at three / G. Cabrera Infante
The cricket match / Sam Selvon
The light on the sea / John Wickham
Tilson Ezekiel alias Ti-Zek / Jan Carew
Shadows move in the Britannia Bar / Ismith Khan
Rosena on the mountain / Rene Depestre
The master tailor and the teacher's skirt / Roy Heath
The last voyage of the ghost ship / Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A proper Anno Domini feeling / Andrew Salkey
To Da-duh, in memoriam / Paule Marshall
Dream Haiti / Kamau Brathwaite
Buried statues / Antonio Benitez Rojo
They better don't stop the carnival / Michael Anthony
The night watchman's occurrence book / V.S. Naipaul
The old men used to dance / John Stewart
Leaving this island place / Austin Clarke
Victory and the blight / Earl Lovelace
The breadnut and the breadfruit / Maryse Conde
Altamont Jones / Velma Pollard
In foreign parts / Thea Doelwijt.
When women love men / Rosario Ferre
Mammie's form at the post office / E.A. Markham
Passport to paradise / Myriam Warner-Vieyra
Morris, Bhaiya / Clyde Hosein
Trotters / Willi Chen
The conversion of Millicent Vernon / Pauline Melville
Do angels wear brassieres? / Olive Senior
Goodbye mother / Reinaldo Arenas
Ballad for the New World / Lawrence Scott
Eye-openers / Ana Lydia Vega
Sunday cricket / Jean 'Binta' Breeze
The inheritance of my father: a story for listening / Astrid Roemer
Blackness / Jamaica Kincaid
The walk / Merle Collins
After the hurricane / Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz
Red hot peppers / Patrick Chamoiseau
Pan for pockot / Lionel Seepaul
Caribbean chameleon / Makeda Silvera
A world of canes / Robert Antoni
The waiting room / Zoila Ellis
Canada geese and apple chatney / Sasenarine Persaud
My brother's keeper / Geoffrey Philp
Private school / Alecia McKenzie
Nineteen thirty-seven / Edwidge Danticat.
Some people are meant to live alone / Frank Collymore
Pioneers, oh, pioneers / Jean Rhys
Pablo's fandango / Alfred Mendes
Drought / Eric Walrond
Triumph / C.L.R. James
Journey to the seed / Alejo Carpentier
Red dirt don't wash / Roger Mais
Encarnación Mendoza's Christmas Eve / Juan Bosch
The doors open at three / G. Cabrera Infante
The cricket match / Sam Selvon
The light on the sea / John Wickham
Tilson Ezekiel alias Ti-Zek / Jan Carew
Shadows move in the Britannia Bar / Ismith Khan
Rosena on the mountain / René Depestre
The master tailor and the teacher's skirt / Roy Heath
The last voyage of the ghost ship / Gabriel García Márquez
A proper Anno Domini feeling / Andrew Salkey
To Da-duh, in memoriam / Paule Marshall
Dream Haiti / Kamau Brathwaite
Buried statues / Antonio Benítez Rojo
They better don't stop the carnival / Michael Anthony
The night watchman's occurrence book / V.S. Naipaul
(cont.)
(Cont.) The old men used to dance / John Stewart
Leaving this island place / Austin Clarke
Victory and the blight / Earl Lovelace
The breadnut and the breadfruit / Maryse Condé
Altamont Jones / Velma Pollard
In foreign parts / Thea Doelwijt
When women love men / Rosario Ferré
Mammie's form at the post office / E.A. Markham
Passport to paradise / Myriam Warner-Vieyra
Morris, Bhaiya / Clyde Hosein
Trotters / Willi Chen
The conversion of Millicent Vernon / Pauline Melville
Do angels wear brassieres? / Olive Senior
Goodbye mother / Reinaldo Arenas
Ballad for the New World / Lawrence Scott
Eye-openers / Ana Lydia Vega
Sunday cricket / Jean 'Binta' Breeze
The inheritance of my father: a story for listening / Astrid Roemer
Blackness / Jamaica Kincaid
The walk / Merle Collins
(cont.)
(Cont.) After the hurricane / Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz
Red hot peppers / Patrick Chamoiseau
Pan for Pockot / Lionel Seepaul
Caribbean chameleon / Makeda Silvera
A world of canes / Robert Antoni
The waiting room / Zoila Ellis
Canada geese and apple chatney / Sasenarine Persaud
My brother's keeper / Geoffrey Philp
Private school / Alecia McKenzie
Nineteen thirty-seven / Edwidge Danticat.
Local Note: 2:SHORT STORIES Oxford Book of Caribbean Short
Additional Contributors: Brown, Stewart - 1951-
Wickham, John - 1923-2001
ISBN: 0192832417