A Literary Companion
About the Book
Changing her name early in her career because her parents disapproved of her writing, Jamaica Kincaid crossed audiences to embrace feminist, American, postcolonial and world literature. This book offers an introduction and guided overview of her characters, plots, humor, symbols, and classic themes. Designed for students, fans, librarians, and teachers, the 84 A-to-Z entries combine commentary from interviewers, feminist historians, and book critics with numerous citations from primary and secondary sources and comparative literature. The companion features a chronology of Kincaid’s life, West Indies heritage and works, and includes a character name chart.
About the Author(s)
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: chronology, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
Series: McFarland Literary Companions
Table of Contents
Chronology of Kincaid’s Life and Works 5
Kincaid’s Genealogy 29
Jamaica Kincaid: A Literary Companion 31
Appendix: Writing and Research Topics 263
Book Reviews & Awards
“this is a very useful and very readable reference book. Recommended”—Choice; “very well researched and written. It will be of use in public and academic libraries”—ARBA; “a very well constructed literary companion on an important writer”—Reference Reviews.