A World Among These Islands: Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America

A World Among These Islands Essays on Literature Race and National Identity in Antillean America Caribbean literature and culture have all too often been viewed in fragmented terms without attention to the broader commonalities of the region In this collection of essays written over many years

  • Title: A World Among These Islands: Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America
  • Author: Roberto Marquez
  • ISBN: 9781558498518
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Caribbean literature and culture have all too often been viewed in fragmented terms, without attention to the broader commonalities of the region In this collection of essays written over many years, Roberto Marquez offers a encompassing vision, one that respects the individual traditions of particular locales, languages, and cultures but also sees the larger themesCaribbean literature and culture have all too often been viewed in fragmented terms, without attention to the broader commonalities of the region In this collection of essays written over many years, Roberto Marquez offers a encompassing vision, one that respects the individual traditions of particular locales, languages, and cultures but also sees the larger themes that bind the area s literary heritage and history Marquez begins by making the case for a genuinely Caribbean literary criticism, one that moves beyond the colonial history of fragmentation and isolation and the critical insularity of conventional approaches His pan Caribbean perspective provides a point of departure for the scrutiny of the evolving dramas of race, nationality, nation building, and cultural articulation in the region Marquez then focuses specifically on Puerto Rico its literary and socio historical experience, the particularities of its New Creole incarnations, and the effects of waves of migration to the United States In the final section of the book, he discusses writers and cultural figures from the other Spanish, Anglophone, and Francophone territories and the ways in which they engage or reflect the defining themes of literature, race, and national identity in Antillean America.

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