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Windward Heights

Windward Heights Author Maryse Condé
ISBN-10 9781616950293
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 400
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This Caribbean-set reimagining of Wuthering Heights “takes Emily Brontë’s cold-climate classic on obsessive love and makes it hot and lush” (USA Today). Recasting the classic story of Cathy and Heathcliff into a tale of a love affair set against a historical backdrop of Cuba and Guadeloupe, Windward Heights retains the emotional power of the original while weaving in issues of race and colonialism, in “a narrative that seduces, evokes, and makes us think about the kinds of emotions that have moved human beings throughout our existence” (Chicago Tribune). “Rich and colorful and glorious. It sprawls over continents and centuries to find its way into the reader’s heart.” —Maya Angelou “Condé is a masterly storyteller.” —The New York Times Book Review

Mixing Race Mixing Culture

Mixing Race  Mixing Culture Author Monika Kaup
ISBN-10 0292743483
Release 2002-08-15
Pages 294
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Over the last five centuries, the story of the Americas has been a story of the mixing of races and cultures. Not surprisingly, the issue of miscegenation, with its attendant fears and hopes, has been a pervasive theme in New World literature, as writers from Canada to Argentina confront the legacy of cultural hybridization and fusion. This book takes up the challenge of transforming American literary and cultural studies into a comparative discipline by examining the dynamics of racial and cultural mixture and its opposite tendency, racial and cultural disjunction, in the literatures of the Americas. Editors Kaup and Rosenthal have brought together a distinguished set of scholars who compare the treatment of racial and cultural mixtures in literature from North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. From various angles, they remap the Americas as a multicultural and multiracial hemisphere, with a common history of colonialism, slavery, racism, and racial and cultural hybridity.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Author Emily Bronte
ISBN-10 1539325563
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 312
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Wuthering Heights is Emily Bront�'s only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (as an adjective, wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them.Emily Jane Bront� (July 30, 1818 - December 19, 1848) was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second oldest of the three Bront� sisters, being younger than Charlotte and older than Anne. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.

Tales from the Heart

Tales from the Heart Author Maryse Conde
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053039809
Release 2001
Pages 147
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The award-winning Caribbean novelist delves into her own past for true tales of family life, first love, racism, and regional culture.

Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity

Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity Author Maria Cristina Fumagalli
ISBN-10 9780813929996
Release 2009-11-02
Pages 216
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Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in which we imagine the future. Fumagalli uses the myth of Medusa's gaze turning people into stone to describe the way North Atlantic modernity freezes its "others" into a state of perpetual backwardness that produces an ethnocentric narrative based on homogenization, vilification, and disempowerment that actively ignores what fails to conform to the story it wants to tell about itself. In analyzing narratives of modernity that originate in the Caribbean, the author explores the region's refusal to succumb to Medusa's spell and highlights its strategies to outstare the Gorgon. Reflecting a diversity of texts, genres, and media, the chapters focus on sixteenth-century engravings and paintings from the Netherlands and Italy, a scientific romance produced at the turn of the twentieth century by the king of the Caribbean island Redonda, contemporary collections of poetry from the anglophone Caribbean, a historical novel by the Guadeloupean writer Maryse Condé, a Latin epic, a Homeric hymn, ancient Egyptian rites, fairy tales, romances from England and Jamaica, a long narrative poem by the Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and paintings by artists from Europe and the Americas spanning the seventeenth century to the present. Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity offers an original and creative contribution to what it means to be modern.

A Successful Novel Must Be in Want of a Sequel

A Successful Novel Must Be in Want of a Sequel Author M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo
ISBN-10 9781476633275
Release 2018-04-27
Pages 206
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What happened after Mr. Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice? Where did Heathcliff go when he disappeared in Wuthering Heights? What social ostracism would Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter have faced in 20th century America? Great novels often leave behind great questions—sequels seek to answer them. This critical analysis offers fresh insights into the sequels to seven literary classics, including Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the Brontë sisters’ Jane Eyre, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.

Reclaiming Difference

Reclaiming Difference Author Carine M. Mardorossian
ISBN-10 0813923476
Release 2005
Pages 187
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In Reclaiming Difference, Carine Mardorossian examines the novels of four women writers—Jean Rhys (Dominica/UK), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe/USA), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/USA), and Julia Alvarez (Dominican Republic/USA)—showing how their writing has radically reformulated the meanings of the national, geographical, sexual, and racial concepts through which postcolonial studies has long been configuring difference. Coming from the anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean, these writers all stage and identify with transcultural experiences that undermine the usual classification of literary texts in terms of national and regional literatures, and by doing so they challenge the idea that racial and cultural identities function as stable points of reference in our unstable world. Focusing on the transformations that have taken place in postcolonial studies since the field began to focus on theory, Mardorossian highlights not only how these writers make use of the styles of creolization and hybridity that have dominated Caribbean and postcolonial studies in recent years but also how they distinguish themselves from the movement’s leading figures by offering new articulations of the ties that link race and nation to gender and class. She illuminates how these writers extend the notion of hybridity away from racial and cultural differences in isolation from each other to a set of crisscrossing categories that challenge our simpler, normative figurations. For scholars in postcolonial studies, Caribbean studies, literary feminist studies, and studies in comparative literature, Reclaiming Difference represents a new phase in postcolonial studies that calls for a fundamental rethinking of the field’s terminology and assumptions.

The Journey of a Caribbean Writer

The Journey of a Caribbean Writer Author Maryse Conde
ISBN-10 0857420976
Release 2014
Pages 220
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For nearly four decades, Maryse Condé, best known for her novels Segu and Windward Heights, has been at the forefront of French Caribbean literature. In this collection of essays and lectures, written over many years and in response to the challenges posed by a changing world, she reflects on the ideas and histories that have moved her. From the use of French as her literary language—despite its colonial history—to the agonies of the Middle Passage, at the horrors of African dictatorship, and the politically induced poverty of the Caribbean to migration under globalization, Condé casts her unflinching eye over the world which is her inheritance, her burden, and her future. Even while paying homage to her intellectual and literary influences—including Frantz Fanon, Leopold Sedar Senghor, and Aimé Césaire—Condé establishes in these pages the singularity of her vision and the reason for the enormous admiration that her writing has garnered from readers and critics alike.

The Bront Sisters in Other Wor l ds

The Bront   Sisters in Other Wor l ds Author S. Qi
ISBN-10 9781137405159
Release 2014-10-09
Pages 215
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Looking at the works of the Brontë sisters through a translingual, transnational, and transcultural lens, this collection is the first book-length study of the Brontës as received and reimagined in languages and cultures outside of Europe and the United States.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Author Emily Bronte
ISBN-10 1986526631
Release 2018-03-15
Pages 336
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Crossing the Mangrove

Crossing the Mangrove Author Maryse Conde
ISBN-10 9780307787705
Release 2011-03-02
Pages 224
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In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path outside Riviere au Sel, a small village in Guadeloupe. None of the villagers are particularly surprised, since Sancher, a secretive and melancholy man, had often predicted an unnatural death for himself. As the villagers come to pay their respects they each--either in a speech to the mourners, or in an internal monologue--reveal another piece of the mystery behind Sancher's life and death. Like pieces of an elaborate puzzle, their memories interlock to create a rich and intriguing portrait of a man and a community. In the lush and vivid prose for which she has become famous, Conde has constructed a Guadeloupean wake for Francis Sancher. Retaining the full color and vibrance of Conde's homeland, Crossing the Mangrove pays homage to Guadeloupe in both subject and structure.

The Bront Sisters in Other Wor l ds

The Bront   Sisters in Other Wor l ds Author S. Qi
ISBN-10 9781137405159
Release 2014-10-09
Pages 215
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Looking at the works of the Brontë sisters through a translingual, transnational, and transcultural lens, this collection is the first book-length study of the Brontës as received and reimagined in languages and cultures outside of Europe and the United States.

MaCom re

MaCom  re Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066100382
Release 2002
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MaCom re has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MaCom re also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MaCom re book for free.

Look to Windward

Look to Windward Author Iain Banks
ISBN-10 9780743421928
Release 2002
Pages 483
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A Chelgrian emissary is sent to the Masaq' Orbital to bring Ziller, a famous but reclusive Chelgrian composer, home, on a mission that also has a top-secret purpose that will take him on a haunting odyssey into his own past and into memories of terrible war that cost billions of lives and whose legacy threatens the present. Reprint.

Cahiers de la Femme

Cahiers de la Femme Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112054150161
Release 2000
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Cahiers de la Femme has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cahiers de la Femme also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cahiers de la Femme book for free.


Segu Author Maryse Condé
ISBN-10 0241293510
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 512
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The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika Traore, the king's most trusted advisor, feels nothing but dread. Change is coming. From the East, a new religion, Islam. From the West, the slave trade. These forces will tear his country, his village and the lives of his beloved sons apart, in Maryse Cond�'s glittering epic. 'Rich and colorful and glorious. It sprawls over continents and centuries to find its way into the reader's heart' - Maya Angelou 'A stunning reaffirmation of Africa and its peoples... It's a starburst' - John A. Williams

Empire Islands

Empire Islands Author Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
ISBN-10 9781452909219
Release 2007
Pages 277
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Through a detailed unpacking of the castaway genre’s appeal in English literature, Empire Islands forwards our understanding of the sociopsychology of British Empire. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower argues convincingly that by helping generations of readers to make sense of—and perhaps feel better about—imperial aggression, the castaway story in effect enabled the expansion and maintenance of European empire. Empire Islands asks why so many colonial authors chose islands as the setting for their stories of imperial adventure and why so many postcolonial writers “write back” to those island castaway narratives. Drawing on insightful readings of works from Thomas More’s Utopia to Caribbean novels like George Lamming’s Water with Berries, from canonical works such as Robinson Crusoe and The Tempest to the lesser-known A Narrative of the Life and Astonishing Adventures of John Daniel by Ralph Morris, Weaver-Hightower examines themes of cannibalism, piracy, monstrosity, imperial aggression, and the concept of going native. Ending with analysis of contemporary film and the role of the United States in global neoimperialism, Weaver-Hightower exposes how island narratives continue not only to describe but to justify colonialism. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower is assistant professor of English and postcolonial studies at the University of North Dakota.