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Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside

Authors: Johnson, Joanna

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  • Addresses immigrant narratives, travel literature, and postcolonial literature
  • Demonstrates Caribbean authors’ contributions to pastoral literature
  • Illuminates the ways in which these texts rewrite narratives of British rural landscapes 
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How do Caribbean writers see the British countryside?  Do they feel included, ignored, marginalised?   In Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside, Joanna Johnson shows how writers like Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Grace Nichols, Andrea Levy, and Caryl Phillips have very different and unexpected responses to this rural space.  Johnson demonstrates how Caribbean writing shows greater complexity and wider significance than accounts and understandings of the British countryside have traditionally admitted; at the same time, close examination of these works illustrates that complexity and ambiguity remain an essential part of these authors’ relationships with the British countrysides of their colonial or postcolonial imaginations. This study examines accepted norms and raises questions about urgent issues of belonging, Britishness, and Commonwealth identity.


About the authors

Joanna Johnson is Director of Writing at the University of Miami, USA, where she has taught since 2000.  She has published chapters in the edited collections Geocritical Explorations (2011) and The Caribbean Short Story: Critical Perspectives (2011).  She also works and does research on scientific writing and the responsible conduct of research.


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“The British countryside has provided a great litmus test for West Indian writers.  It inevitably recalls the literary heritage of the English language but, experienced first-hand, it can also disappoint or even outrage.  Joanna Johnson's authoritative study analyses these various responses with great subtlety, always illuminating the work of writers such as Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott.” (Peter Hulme, Emeritus Professor in Literature, University of Essex, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04134-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 62,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04133-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside
Authors
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04134-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04134-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04133-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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