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Edwidge Danticat

A Reader's Guide

By Dany Laferriere (Foreword by), Martin Munro (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United States, 01 October 2010
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. ContributorsMadison Smartt Bell * Myriam J. A. Chancy * Maryse Conde * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * Regine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * Nadeve Menard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * Evelyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera Vaclavik

About the Author

Martin Munro is Professor of French and Francophone Literatures at Florida State University and the author most recently of Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferriere, Danticat and Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas.

EAN: 9780813930220
ISBN: 0813930227
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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