Caribbean Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Olliz-Boyd, Antonio, and Gabriel Asoanab Abudu. “Afro Iberian Identity in the Early Literature of Spain: Precursor to the Afro Hispanic Identity.” In Imagination, Emblems and Expressions: Essays on Latin American, Caribbean, and Continental Culture and Identity, edited by Helen Ryan-Ranson, pp. 283-99. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Press, 1993.

Analyzes the depiction of African identity and culture in Spanish literature of the Middle Ages.

Piedra, José. “Through Blues.” In Do the Americas Have a Common Literature? edited by Gustavo Pérez Firmat, pp. 107-29. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1990.

Comparison and analysis of African literatures and language and their Western counterparts, including a survey of Cuban and Haitian poetry.

Rodriguez, Ileana. “Towards a New History of Caribbean Literature.” In Process of Unity in Caribbean Society: Ideologies and Literature, edited by Ileana Rodriguez and Marc Zimmerman, pp. 132-41. Minneapolis, Minn.: Institute for the Study of Ideologies and Literatures, 1983.

Outlines a brief methodology to help characterize and map the development of Caribbean literature.

Willis, Susan. “Caliban as Poet: Reversing the Maps of Domination.” In Reinventing the Americas: Comparative Studies of Literature of the United States and Spanish America, edited by Bell Gale Chevigny and Gari Laguardia, pp. 92-105. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Discusses George Lamming's novel Water with Berries as a text that allegorically reverses the domination of the First World point of view through the character of Caliban, comparing this technique to similar reversals used by such poets as Guillén and Césaire.