Caribbean literature and the public sphere : from the plantation to the postcolonial / Raphael Dalleo.
"Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the region that is both comprehensive and innovative. He examines how changes in political, economic, and social structur...
University of Virginia Press,
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- Introduction: Periodizing the public sphere
- pt. 1. The rise of the Caribbean literary public sphere, 1804 to 1886
- The abolitionist public sphere and the republic of the lettered
- The public sphere unbound: Michel Maxwell Philip, El laúd del desterrado, and Mary Seacole
- pt. 2. Modern colonialism and the anticolonial public sphere, 1886 to 1959
- The intellectual and the man of action: resolving literary anxiety in the work of José Martí, Stephen Cobham, and Jacques Roumain
- The ideology of the literary: Claude McKay's Banana bottom and the little magazines of the 1940s
- pt. 3. Postcoloniality and the crisis of the literary public sphere, 1959 to 1983
- The expulsion from the public sphere: the novels of Marie Chauvet
- Anticolonial authority and the postcolonial occasion for speaking: George Lamming and Martin Carter
- The testimonial impulse: Miguel Barnet and the Sistren Theatre Collective
- Cultural studies and the commodified public: Luis Rafael Sánchez's La guaracha del macho camacho and Earl Lovelace's The dragon can't dance
- Conclusion: the postcolonial public sphere.