Caribbean perspectives on modernity : returning Medusa's gaze / Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Author(s): Fumagalli, Maria Cristina
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Subjects: Caribbean literature (English)--History and criticism
Modernism (Literature)--Caribbean Area
Caribbean Area--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009
Series: New world studies
New World studies
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction. Breaking Medusa's spell 1
1. Abreast with history : Stradanus's America and Grace Nichols's fat black woman 15
2. What it means to be modern : M. P. Shiel's The purple cloud 32
3. Scapegoating the mulattos : Maryse Conde's La Migration des coeurs 53
4. Before and after Ovid : metamorphosis in Marlene Nourbese Philip and Gabriel Garcia Marquez 73
5. Romances that matter : Lady Mary Wroth's The Countesse of Montgomerie Urania and Erna Brodber's Jane and Louisa will soon come home 87
6. Brushing history against the grain : Derek Walcott's Tiepolo's hound 105
Conclusion. The power of interpellation 135
Notes 139
Bibliography 175
Index 191
Notes: LCCN: 2009016455
ISBN: 9780813928579 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813928575 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780813928586 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813928583 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 319595136
ISBN/ISSN: 9780813928579
0813928575
9780813928586
0813928583