A History of Literature in the Caribbean

Volume 2: English- and Dutch-speaking regions

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| University of Virginia
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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists.
Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume.
The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar’s Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Charting the Caribbean as a Literary Region
A. James Arnold
1–5
Part I: The Anglophone Caribbean
Vera M. Kutzinski
7
Introduction
Vera M. Kutzinski
9–19
Literary Development: A Contrastive History
21
Emergence of Language and Literature
23
Language Use in West Indian Literature
Maureen Warner-Lewis
25–37
Popular and Literate Cultures
39
The Institution of Literature
Helen Tiffin
41–66
Islands and Territories
67
The Literatures of Trinidad and Jamaica
Sarah Lawson Welsh
69–95
Guyanese Identities
Josephine V. Arnold
97–110
Genre: A Contrastive History
111
Fiction
113
The Novel before 1950
Joseph Downing Thompson, Jr.
115–125
The Novel from 1950 to 1970
Hena Maes-Jelinek
127–148
The Novel since 1970
Hena Maes-Jelinek and Bénédicte Ledent
149–198
Short Fiction
Victor J. Ramraj
199–223
Poetry
225
A History of Poetry
Edward Baugh
227–282
Drama
283
Theatralizing the Anglophone Caribbean, 1492 to the 1980s
Rob Canfield
285–326
Essay
327
The Essay
Laura G. Yow
329–349
Part II: The Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
351
Prospecting the Field: A Contrastive History of Literary Development
353
Introduction
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
355–363
Emergence of Language and Literature
365
Notes on Early Printing in the Dutch Caribbean Islands
Maritza Coomans-Eustatia
367–374
Ideological Controversies in Curaçaoan Publishing Strategies (1900–1945)
Aart G. Broek
375–385
The Literary Infrastructure of Suriname: Problems and Changes
Michiel van Kempen
387–395
Language and Popular Culture
397
The Creole Languages of the Caribbean
Pieter Muysken
399–414
The Value of Guene for Folklore and Literary Culture
Frank Martinus Arion
415–419
Song Texts as Literature of Daily Life in the Netherlands Antilles
Rose Marie Allen
421–430
Islands and Territories
431
Katibu ta galiña: From Hidden to Open Protest in Curaçao
Joceline A. Clemencia
433–442
From Oral to Written Literature: St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius
Alida M.G. Albus
443–449
Di nos e ta!: Outside and Inside in Aruban Literature
Wim Rutgers
451–461
Conclusions
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
463–468
A Mosaic Setting: A Contrastive History of Genre
469
Introduction
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
471–477
Overview
479
West Indian Slavery and Dutch Enlightenment Literature
A.N. Paasman
481–489
The Portuguese Jewish Nation: An Enlightenment Essay on the Colony of Suriname
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
491–503
Curaçaoan Literature in Spanish
Liesbeth Echteld
505–512
Strategies and Stratagems of some Dutch-Antillean Writers
Jaap Oversteegen
513–523
Fiction
525
The Contemporary Surinamese Novel
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
527–541
Surinamese Short Narrative
Michiel van Kempen
543–560
Poetry
561
Literary Magazines and Poetry in the Netherlands Antilles
Wim Rutgers
563–568
The Surinamese Muse: Reflections on Poetry
Vernie February
569–580
East Indian Surinamese Poetry and its Languages
Theo Damsteegt
581–594
Drama
Forms of Dramatic Expression in the Leeward Islands
Igma van Putte-De Windt
597–614
Banya, a Surviving Surinamese Slave Play
Trudi Guda
615–622
Literary Magazines
Civilisadó: A Doomed Civilizing Offensive in Curaçao, 1871-1875
Eva Abraham-van der Mark
625–632
Prewar Prose and Poetry in Papiamentu
Aart G. Broek
633–642
Literary Criticism
Antillean Literary Criticism: Caribbean vs. Dutch Approaches
Jos de Roo
645–650
Conclusions
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
651–658
Index to Names of Writers and Significant Historical Figures
659–672
“This is a bold endeavor. The result is an indispensable reference work and a compelling adventure all in one. [...] A number of essays here anthologised in the important, but long-neglected Dutch orbit, are especially useful.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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