Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477965

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

A Study Guide for Edwidge Danticat's "Breath, Eyes, Memory"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410341992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Edwidge Danticat's "Breath, Eyes, Memory," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Vodou in Haitian Memory

The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

Author: Celucien L. Joseph,Nixon S. Cleophat

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498508359

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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Vodou in Haitian Memory examines the idea and representation of the Haitian Vodou in Haitin history, art, painting, aesthetics, and culture. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including queer, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, postcolonial criticism, postmodernism, and psychoanalysis.

Kein anderes Meer

Roman

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446249982

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Am Morgen hatte sie noch wie jedes Jahr mit ihrem Vater Nozias das Grab der Mutter besucht. Jetzt ist die siebenjährige Claire spurlos verschwunden, am Strand von Ville Rose auf Haiti. Nozias, der Fischer, träumte von einer besseren Zukunft für seine Tochter, frei von Armut und Gewalt. Sie sollte ihr Heimatdorf verlassen, von einer reichen Tuchhändlerin adoptiert werden. Ist Claire deshalb geflohen? Die haitianisch-amerikanische Autorin Danticat erzählt märchenhaft und doch realistisch von Ville Rose, ein Ort, wo Bäume in den Himmel fliegen und Frösche in der Hitze explodieren, und einem Mädchen, das sich nach Familie und Geborgenheit sehnt

Embodied Shame

Uncovering Female Shame in Contemporary Women's Writings

Author: J. Brooks Bouson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438427395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.

Trailing Clouds

Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America

Author: David Cowart

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801444692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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"We stand to learn much about the durability of or changes in the American way of life from writers such as Bharati Mukherjee (born in India), Ursula Hegi (born in Germany), Jerzy Kosinski (born in Poland), Jamaica Kincaid (born in Antigua), Cristina Garcia (born in Cuba), Edwidge Danticat (born in Haiti), Wendy Law-Yone (born in Burma), Mylène Dressler (born in the Netherlands), Lan Cao (born in Vietnam), and such Korean-born authors as Chang-rae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Nora Okja Keller—writers who in recent years have come to this country and, in their work, contributed to its culture."—David CowartIn Trailing Clouds, David Cowart offers fresh insights into contemporary American literature by exploring novels and short stories published since 1970 by immigrant writers. Balancing historical and social context with close readings of selected works, Cowart explores the major themes raised in immigrant writing: the acquisition of language, the dual identity of the immigrant, the place of the homeland, and the nature of citizenship.Cowart suggests that the attention to first-generation writers (those whose parents immigrated) has not prepared us to read the fresher stories of those more recent arrivals whose immigrant experience has been more direct and unmediated. Highlighting the nuanced reflection in immigrant fiction of a nation that is ever more diverse and multicultural, Cowart argues that readers can learn much about the changes in the American way of life from writers who have come to this country, embraced its culture, and penned substantial literary work in English.

Scenes of Intimacy

Reading, Writing and Theorizing Contemporary Literature

Author: Jennifer Cooke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441107266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Scholars from a range of critical perspectives explore representations of intimacy in contemporary writing, from fiction to autobiography.

Word

On Being a [woman] Writer

Author: Jocelyn Burrell

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558614673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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A stunning array of women writers from the U.S. and abroad examine the intimate and politically charged act of writing.

Der letzte Stern

Die fünfte Welle 3 - Roman

Author: Rick Yancey

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641166764

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Das grandiose Finale der Bestseller-Trilogie Sie kamen, um uns zu vernichten: die 'Anderen', eine fremde feindliche Macht. Vier Wellen der Zerstörung haben sie bereits über die Erde gebracht. Sie töteten unzählige Menschen, zerstörten Häuser und Städte, verwüsteten ganze Landstriche. Sie verbreiteten ein tödliches Virus und schickten gefährliche Silencer, um jedes noch lebende Wesen aufzuspüren. Jetzt ist die Zeit der fünften Welle gekommen, die Vollendung ihres Plans, alles Menschliche auszurotten. Doch noch gibt es Überlebende: Cassie, Ben und Evan werden weiterkämpfen. Sie wollen die Menschheit nicht aufgeben. Und wenn sie sich selbst dafür opfern müssen ...

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author: Raymond L. Williams

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Literary Expressions of African Spirituality

Author: Carol P. Marsh-Lockett,Elizabeth J. West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739181424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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With its range of subject texts, Literary Expressions of African Spirituality builds a critical framework for exploring the presence and import of African spirituality in black Ameri-Atlantic artistic musings. These essays illustrate the intricate network of African spiritual transportations and transformations among New World and continental African literatures.

Edwidge Danticat

A Reader's Guide

Author: Martin Munro

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813930731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat’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 Danticat’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, I’m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography. With contributions from Danticat’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 readers’ 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 Condé * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * Régine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * Nadève Ménard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * Évelyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera Vaclavik

African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

Identity Quest

Author: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw,Lindah Mhando

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134623933

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, looking at images in children’s and adolescent literature from Africa, and the African diaspora, from Nollywood and Hollywood movies, from popular magazines, and from youth cultures encountered directly through field experiences. The findings reveal that there are many stereotypes about Africa, African youth and black cultures, and that African youth are aware of these. Since they juggle multiple identities shaped by their ethnicities, race and religion, it is often a challenge for them to define themselves. As they also share a global youth culture that transcends these cultural markers, some take advantage of media outlets to voice their concerns and participate in political struggles. Others simply use these to promote their personal interests. Contributors ponder the challenges involved in constructing unique identities, offering ideas on how African youth are doing so successfully or not in different parts of the continent and the African diaspora, and thus offer new possibilities for youth studies.