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New Caribbean Studies

The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958

Authors: Griffith, Glyne

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  • Offers readers a view of major Anglophone Caribbean writers during their early years of creative formation
  • Fills a critical gap in the narrative of Anglophone Caribbean literary history and literary development
  • Appeals to a broad scholarly audience through its seamless intersection of literary history, literary and cultural analysis, and literary biography.
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About this book

This book is the first to analyse how BBC radio presented Anglophone Caribbean literature and in turn aided and influenced the shape of imaginative writing in the region. Glyne A. Griffith examines Caribbean Voices broadcasts to the region over a fifteen-year period and reveals that though the program’s funding was colonial in orientation, the content and form were antithetical to the very colonial enterprise that had brought the program into existence.  Part literary history and part literary biography, this study fills a gap in the narrative of the region’s literary history. 

About the authors

Glyne A. Griffith is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, USA. He is a scholar and teacher of Anglophone Caribbean literature and literary criticism. He is the author of Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel; co-editor, with Linden Lewis, of Color, Hair and Bone: Race in the Twenty-First Century; and Associate Editor of the Journal of West Indian Literature (JWIL).  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Griffith, Glyne A.

  • Chapter 1 The Genesis of Caribbean Voices: People and Policies

    Pages 11-44

    Griffith, Glyne A.

  • Chapter 2 The Critics’ Circle

    Pages 45-69

    Griffith, Glyne A.

  • Chapter 3 Caribbean Voices and Competing Visions of Post-Colonial Community

    Pages 71-109

    Griffith, Glyne A.

  • Chapter 4 A Sustaining Epistolary Community

    Pages 111-139

    Griffith, Glyne A.

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eBook 21,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32118-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
Softcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958
Authors
Series Title
New Caribbean Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32118-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32118-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32117-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81201-4
Series ISSN
2691-3011
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 230
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