[Caribbean Literature]

Selective Bibliography of Books and Journals on Caribbean Literature


in Brown library (Rockefeller Library):

Caribbean quarterly Vols. for 1949-.
published [Mona, Jamaica] : Extra Mural Dept. of the University College of the West Indies

Caribbean studies
published: [Río Piedras, P.R.] : Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, Universidad de Puerto Rico, in English and Spanish

West Indian literature : an index to criticism, 1930-1975, compiled by Jeannette B. Allis.
published: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, c1981

Rock Reference:

Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African writers. edited by Reinhard W. Sander and Bernth Linffors. (three series so far -- 1992, 1993, 1996)

Hay Harris:

The Caribbean writer
published: St. Croix, V.I. : Caribbean Research Institute, c1987-

Not in Brown library system:

Journal of West Indian literature.
Published: Bridgetown, Barbados : Dept. of English, University of the West Indies, c1986-.

Potentially Useful Books (in Rock):

Brathwaite, Kamau. Roots. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. (by the author of The Arrivants trilogy, includes "Jazz and the West Indian Novel" and notes on African roots of West Indian literature, also emphasis on oral traditions)

Gilkes, Michael. The West Indian novel. Boston : Twayne, 1981 (includes a good section on Wilson Harris)

Joseph, Margaret.

Caliban in Exile: the Outsider in Caribbean Fiction. 1992. [considers the novels of Lamming, Selvon and Rhys].

James, Louis, editor. The islands in between: essays on West Indian literature. London: Ibadan [etc.] Oxford U.P., 1968.

Joseph, Margaret. Caliban in Exile: the Outsider in Caribbean Fiction. Greenwood.

Lamming, George. The pleasures of exile . London: Allison & Busby, 1984. (by the author of In the Castle of My Skin)

Patteson, Richard F. Caribbean passages : a critical perspective on new fiction from the West Indies. Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.

Ramchand, Kenneth. An introduction to the study of West Indian literature. Sunbury-on-Thames: Nelson Caribbean, 1976.

___, West Indian narrative : an introductory anthology. [S.l.] : Nelson Caribbean, 1980.

___, The West Indian novel and its background. London: Heinemann, 1983.

Thiongo, Ngugi Wa (James Ngugi). Homecoming: essays on African and Caribbean literature, culture and politics. London: Heinemann, 1972.

Not in Brown library system:

Torres-Saillant, Silvio. Caribbean poetics : toward an aesthetic of West Indian literature. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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