The Caribbean Novel in English (Studies in African Literature)

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9780325002125: The Caribbean Novel in English (Studies in African Literature)

The Caribbean has long played a central role in the history of the novel in English. Written as a basic textbook for American and British undergraduate survey courses in Caribbean literature, this book outlines important issues students should consider when reading the Anglophone Caribbean novel. Booker and Juraga provide a cogent historical survey of the development of the Caribbean novel within the context of broader developments such as colonialism, decolonization, and post-colonialism. Essays on eight novels by prominent Caribbean novelists explore their major themes and concerns. In addition, a number of shorter essays examine other novelists and their writings.

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Introduction to the Caribbean novel in English suitable for use as an undergraduate textbook.

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M. Keith Booker is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas. A prolific author, he has published books on James Joyce, Mikhail Bakhtin, and dystopian fiction. He has a book on depictions of India in the modern British novel entitled Colonial Power, Colonial Texts by the University of Michigan Press. Other projects include a book on reading Joyce after the Cold War as well as articles in the journals Critique, Research in African Literatures, and Pynchon Notes. His course offerings include classes on literary theory, modern British literature, and graduate and undergraduate courses on world literature and postcolonial fiction.

Dubravka Juraga has published essays on postcolonial, Russian, and East European literature. She is coauthor of Bakhtin, Stalin, and Modern Russian Fiction: Carnival, Dialogism, and History.

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