Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

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Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticata€™s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book Award in 1999 for her novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), attracting further critical acclaim. Offering an accessible guide for readers and critics alike, this book is the first publication devoted entirely to Danticata€™s unique and remarkable work. It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels. The book contains an exclusive interview with Danticat, in which she discusses her recent memoir, Brother, Ia€™m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography. With contributions from Danticata€™s fellow creative writers from both the Caribbean and the United States as well as leading scholars of Caribbean literature, this collection of essays aims to enrich readersa€™ understanding of the various geographical, literary, and cultural contexts of her work and to demonstrate how it both influences and is influenced by them. Contributors Madison Smartt Bell * Myriam J. A. Chancy * Maryse CondAc * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * RAcgine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * NadAuve MAcnard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * A‰velyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera VaclavikThe second essay, by Kiera Vaclavik, focuses on a critically neglected element of Danticata#39;s work: her writing for young ... Mireille Roselloa#39;s essay on Breath, Eyes, Memory addresses the dilemmas that arise for critics in discussing a novelanbsp;...

Title:Edwidge Danticat
Author:Martin Munro
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 2010-10-12


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