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A Small Place

A Small Place( )
Author: Kincaid, Jamaica
Publication Date:Nov 1997
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $16.95
Book Description:

The small place of the title is Antigua, a nine-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies. It is a place of breathtaking natural beauty - of cloudless skies, dizzingly blue waters and majestic sunsets. But it is also a land of dramatic contrasts. For what one doesn't see as a tourist is the sweeping corruption, the dilapidated schools and hospitals, and the shameful legacy of Antigua's colonial past. Kincaid's passionate essay compels us to think for the first time about the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Caribbean & West Indies
Literary Criticism / Caribbean & Latin American
Travel / Special Interest / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.8 x 0.7 cm
Book Weight:0.073 Kilograms
Author Biography
Kincaid, Jamaica (Author)
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 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.


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