The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories    

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

(Book - 1999)

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
ISBN: 9780192832412
0192832417