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Caribbeing : comparing Caribbean literatures and cultures /
edited by Kristian Van Haesendonck and Theo D'haen.
imprint
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2014.
description
341 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9042038853, 9789042038851
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imprint
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2014.
isbn
9042038853
9789042038851
abstract
From wide-ranging overviews of the entire region to close readings of specific works, this volume opens a fascinating window on the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean, covering texts in the multiplicity of languages used in the wider Caribbean: Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and the regions many creoles. Authors and works discussed range from luminaries such as Derek Walcott to hitherto practically unknown works in Antillean creole languages. Underlying is the idea to foster the study of the Caribbean literary, artistic and visual text through a comparative lens, a firm proposal to think beyond the persisting linguistic barriers and scholarly divides in the field. As such, this book brings a new approach to the Caribbean embracing the regions linguistic multiplicity and complexity without eschewing the many theoretical challenges and obstacles such a scholarly endeavor entails. Because of its ample scope this book will appeal to scholars and students working on the Caribbean and Latin America, but also to those interested in the broader fields of postcolonial and cultural studies.
catalogue key
9944670
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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