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Author Bouson, J. Brooks.

Title Jamaica Kincaid : writing memory, writing back to the mother / J. Brooks Bouson.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.54 B669j 2005    ---  Available
Description ix, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-231) and index.
Contents When you think of me, think of my life -- I had embarked on something called self-invention : artistic beginnings in "Antigua crossings" and At the bottom of the river -- The way I became a writer was that my mother wrote my life for me and told it to me : living in the shadow of the mother in Annie John -- As I looked at this sentence a great wave of shame came over me and I wept and wept : the art of memory, anger, and despair in Lucy -- Imagine the bitterness and the shame in me as I tell you this : the political is personal in A small place and "On seeing England for the first time" -- I would bear children but I would never be a mother to them : writing back to the contemptuous mother in The autobiography of my mother -- I shall never forget him because his life is the one I did not have : remembering her brother's failed life in My brother -- Like him and his own father before him, I have a line drawn through me : imagining the life of the absent father in Mr. Potter.
Subject Kincaid, Jamaica -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- Antigua -- History -- 20th century.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Antigua -- In literature.
Memory in literature.
ISBN 0791465233 (alk. paper)
9780791465233 (alk. paper)
Standard No. NLGGC 27194840X
YDXCP 2209873
NZ1 8979371
AU@ 000026401397

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