Beyond Windrush (häftad)
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University Press of Mississippi
Rosenberg, Leah Reade
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2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Beyond Windrush (häftad)

Beyond Windrush

Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Häftad Engelska, 2017-05-30
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This edited collection challenges a long sacrosanct paradigm. Since the establishment of Caribbean literary studies, scholars have exalted an elite cohort of emigre novelists based in postwar London, a group often referred to as "the Windrush writers" in tribute to the SS Empire Windrush, whose 1948 voyage from Jamaica inaugurated large-scale Caribbean migration to London. In critical accounts this group is typically reduced to the canonical troika of V. S. Naipaul, George Lamming, and Sam Selvon, effectively treating these three authors as the tradition's founding fathers. These "founders" have been properly celebrated for producing a complex, anticolonial, nationalist literature. However, their canonization has obscured the great diversity of postwar Caribbean writers, producing an enduring but narrow definition of West Indian literature. Beyond Windrush stands out as the first book to reexamine and redefine the writing of this crucial era. Its fourteen original essays make clear that in the 1950s there was already a wide spectrum of West Indian men and women-Afro-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean, and white-creole-who were writing, publishing, and even painting. Many lived in the Caribbean and North America, rather than London. Moreover, these writers addressed subjects overlooked in the more conventionally conceived canon, including topics such as queer sexuality and the environment. This collection offers new readings of canonical authors (Lamming, Roger Mais, and Andrew Salkey); hitherto marginalized authors (Ismith Khan, Elma Napier, and John Hearne); and commonly ignored genres (memoir, short stories, and journalism).
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This is a very good, and perhaps important, book. It is certainly one which all scholars of West Indian literature should read. . . .[as] an important reminder to all of us engaged in whatever ways with the discussion and presentation of aspects of West Indian literature. As that Windrush generation of writers sails into the sunset, so to speak, there is almost certainly much more to discover and consider than our conventional framing of the field of West Indian literary studies would suggest.--Stewart Brown "Journal of West Indian Literature " In Beyond Windrush, J. Dillion Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg have gathered together a timely, insightful, and important collection of essays that generatively recasts Anglophone Caribbean literature's postwar genesis narrative.--Sheri-Marie Harrison "New West Indian Guide "

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J. Dillon Brown, St. Louis, Missouri, is associate professor of English and of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel. Leah Reade Rosenberg, Gainesville, Florida, is associate professor of English at the University of Florida. She is the author of Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature.