An Introduction to West Indian Poetry

Laurence A. Breiner
eISBN-13: 9780511823527

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This introduction to West Indian poetry is written for readers making their first approach to poetry in English written in the Caribbean. It offers a comprehensive literary history from the 1920s to the 1980s, with particular attention to the relationship of West Indian poetry to European, African and American literature. Close readings of individual poems give detailed analysis of social and cultural issues at work in the writing. Laurence Breiner's exposition speaks powerfully about the defining forces in Caribbean culture from colonialism to resistance and decolonization.

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ISBNs 9780521583312, 9780521583312, 0511823525, 9780511823527
Language eng