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Jamaica Kincaid

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Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly näytä lisää describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention. (Bowker Author Biography) Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, & essayist, was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, all published by FSG. She lives with her family in Vermont. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Katoava paratiisi (1985) 1,568 kappaletta, 31 arvostelua
A Small Place (1988) 1,310 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
Lucy (1990) 1,128 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Autobiography of My Mother (1995) 854 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
At the Bottom of the River (1978) 430 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
My Brother (1997) 423 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
My Garden (Book) (1999) 293 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Mr. Potter (2002) 224 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
See Now Then (2013) 213 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Toimittaja — 210 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Toimittaja — 161 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Among Flowers : A Walk in the Himalaya (2005) 150 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Talk Stories (2001) 109 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love (1998) — Toimittaja — 70 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Girl (1991) 36 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
Life and debt (2006) — Writer — 26 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Party: A Mystery (2019) 17 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children (2024) 9 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
My Favorite Plant (2024) 7 kappaletta
Tide (2011) 6 kappaletta
(Boken om) min trädgård (2020) 5 kappaletta
Ahora y entonces (2022) 4 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
My Mother 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Favorite Tool (2007) 3 kappaletta
Biografi över en klänning (2021) 2 kappaletta
Wingless 2 kappaletta
Min mors självbiografi (2016) 2 kappaletta
Hermano, Mi (2009) 1 kappale
מר פוטר (2003) 1 kappale
Mother 1 kappale
El meu germà (2022) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
The Poor Visitor 1 kappale
Ei otsikkoa (2014) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Avustaja — 839 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Pahoja tyttöjä, villejä naisia (1986) — Avustaja — 531 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset485 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 485 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 449 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Avustaja — 399 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Avustaja — 369 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Avustaja — 356 kappaletta
The Bridge of Beyond (1972) — Johdanto, eräät painokset337 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Avustaja — 302 kappaletta
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Avustaja — 294 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Avustaja, eräät painokset261 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 249 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 214 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 213 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Avustaja — 194 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories: Reissue (Oxford Books of Prose) (1999) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
A Way Out of No Way: Writing about Growing Up Black in America (1996) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
In the Garden: Essays on Nature and Growing (2021) — Tekijä — 25 kappaletta
Babouk: Voices of resistance (1934) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset25 kappaletta
One World of Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Poetics of Place: Photographs by Lynn Geesaman (1998) — Johdanto — 12 kappaletta
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Kincaid, Jamaica
Virallinen nimi
Potter Richardson, Elaine Cynthia
Antigua i Barbuda
Maa (karttaa varten)
Antigua and Barbuda
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (birth)
New York, New York, USA
New Hampshire, USA
North Bennington, Vermont, USA
New School for Social Research (Photography)
Franconia College (New Hampshire)
fact checker (Forbes magazine)
staff writer (The New Yorker)
creative writing teacher (Harvard University)
gardening writer (näytä kaikki 7)
Shawn, Allen (husband | divorced)
The New Yorker
Harvard University
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Lannan Literary Award (Fiction, 1999)
Paris Review Hadada Prize (2022)
Morton Dauwen Zabel Award (1984)
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1997)
Prix Femina étranger (2000)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 2004) (näytä kaikki 11)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)
Clifton Fadiman Medal (2010)
American Book Award (2014)
Dan David Prize (2017)
Royal Society of Literature International Writer (2019)
The Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua (part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda). She lives in North Bennington, Vermont and is Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University during the academic year.

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A truly heart-wrenching tale of an African American woman struggling with the loss of her mother and the absence of love in her life.
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EnchantedCabin | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 8, 2024 |
Beautiful art and great stories to go with each letter of the alphabet
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wellred2 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 5, 2024 |
A coming of age tale set in Antigua in the 1950s, under British Colonial rule, Annie John tells of a girl growing up on the island from the age of around ten until she leaves at 17 to go to England to train as a nurse. Antiguan author Jamaica Kincaid tells a largely autobiographical story that focuses on Annie’s relationship with her mother. As a child, she and her mother are close, but as adolescence arrives her mother creates a distance between them and pushes Annie to conform to societal expectations of a young woman. Annie rebels and feels abandoned and resentful towards her parents. It is not until her departure that she glimpses some of what she is leaving behind and nostalgia for her island home grips her. Life in Antigua is portrayed, not so much in a political fashion, but giving insights into local customs and ways. There is a seeming dichotomy between the Englishness of Annie’s education, focused on learning about Columbus, going to Brownies and Girl Guides, and the island’s traditional ways. Her mother consults the Obeaya medicine woman for their illnesses, hiding her medicines behind those of the English doctor. There are hints of poverty and hardship, with a scene about a neighbour’s child dying of fever. The beautiful surroundings are described with the heat, breadfruit, ocean swims, suppers of green figs, fish and coconut all featuring. A short enjoyable read. The audiobook narrated by Robin Miles was well-paced and created the atmosphere suitably.… (lisätietoja)
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mimbza | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |
Bibliography includes: Travels of Wm Bartram, Valley of Flowers by Frank Smythe, Botanical Latin by Wm T Stearn, Oxford Companion to Gardens, edited by Jellicoes et al
and more titles to explore
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Overgaard | 1 muu arvostelu | May 27, 2024 |



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