Caribbean Literary Discourse : Voice and Cultural Identity in the Anglophone Caribbean / Barbara Lalla, Jean D'Costa, and Velma Pollard.

Caribbean Literary Discourse is a study of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that characterize Caribbean discourse, especially as reflected in the language choices that preoccupy creative writers. Caribbean Literary Discourse opens the challenging world of language choices and...

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Main Author: Lalla, Barbara
Other Authors: D'Costa, Jean, Pollard, Velma
Format: eBook
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I
  • Fusing Forms and Languages: The Jamaican Experience; 1. Songs in the Silence: Literary Craft as Survival in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica (Jean D'Costa); 2. Black Wholes: Phases in the Development of Jamaican Literary Discourse (Barbara Lalla); 3. The Caribbean Novelist and Language: A Search for a Literary Medium (Jean D'Costa); 4. To Us, All Flowers Are Roses: Writing Ourselves into the Literature of the Caribbean (Velma Pollard); 5. Creole and Respec': Authority and Identity in the Development of Caribbean Literary Discourse (Barbara Lalla).
  • Part II
  • Language and and Discourse in Caribbean Literary Texts6. Bra Rabbit Meets Peter Rabbit: Genre, Audience, and the Artistic Imagination-Problems in Writing Children's Fiction (Jean D'Costa); 7. "The Dust": A Tribute to the Folk (Velma Pollard); 8. Collapsing Certainty and the Discourse of Re-Memberment in the Novels of Merle Hodge (Barbara Lalla); 9. Cultural Connections in Paule Marshall's ""Praise Song for the Widow"" (Velma Pollard); 10. Louise Bennett's Dialect Poetry: Language Variation in a Literary Text (Jean D'Costa).
  • 11. Conceptual Perspectives on Time and Timelessness in Martin Carter's "University of Hunger" (Barbara Lalla)12. Mixing Codes and Mixing Voices: Language in Earl Lovelace's Salt (Velma Pollard); 13. Opening ""Salt"": The Oral-Scribal Continuum in Caribbean Narrative (Barbara Lalla); 14. Mothertongue Voices in the Writing of Olive Senior and Lorna Goodison (Velma Pollard); 15. The Facetiness Factor: Theorizing Caribbean Space in Narrative (Barbara Lalla); Bibliography; Index.