The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

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The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This Oxford Book 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.


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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