Caribbean Women Writers: Identity and Gender (European Studies in American Literature and Culture)

Caribbean Women Writers: Identity and Gender (European Studies in American Literature and Culture) by Emilia Ippolito epub pdf fb2

Title: Caribbean Women Writers: Identity and Gender (European Studies in American Literature and Culture)
Author: Emilia Ippolito
ISBN10: 1571131590
ISBN13: 978-1571131591
Publisher: Camden House (February 1, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Women's Studies
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Pages: 201 pages
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Caribbean Women Writers: Identity and Gender (European Studies in American Literature and Culture) by Emilia Ippolito


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The work treats the remarkable literary production of Caribbean women writers in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid, Erna Brodber, Marlene Nourbese Philip, and Merle Hodge. Ippolito focuses on Kincaid's three autobiographical novels, which may be seen as paradigmatic for the new postcolonial literature, and on Brodber's 'social' fiction, which is based on the use of written creole forms. Ippolito analyzes a global problem thathas special theoretical significance in contemporary Caribbean literature. On the one hand there is the question of the specific possibilities of a postcolonial literature that seeks its own identity in the language of the formercolonizer. On the other, there is the relationship of the postcolonial and postmodern world to the female consciousness, which is also in the process of seeking its origins and identity, and is expressed most significantly in therelationship of mother and daughter. Because these origins and this identity are permeated by African elements, an analysis of Toni Morrison's novel Beloved adds to the discussion.