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Jamaica Kincaid

Autor(a) de Annie John

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About the 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 mostrar mais 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. (Bowker Author Biography) Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, & essayist, was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, all published by FSG. She lives with her family in Vermont. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John (1985) 1,535 exemplares
A Small Place (1988) 1,286 exemplares
Lucy (1990) 1,109 exemplares
The Autobiography of My Mother (1995) 847 exemplares
At the Bottom of the River (1978) 423 exemplares
My Brother (1997) 418 exemplares
My Garden (Book) (1999) 290 exemplares
Mr. Potter (2002) 221 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 211 exemplares
See Now Then (2013) 210 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Editor — 159 exemplares
Talk Stories (2001) 109 exemplares
Girl (1991) 35 exemplares
Life and debt (2006) — Writer — 26 exemplares
Party: A Mystery (2019) 15 exemplares
Tide (2011) 6 exemplares
(Boken om) min trädgård (2020) 5 exemplares
Ahora y entonces (2022) 4 exemplares
My Mother 4 exemplares
My Favorite Tool (2007) 3 exemplares
Biografi över en klänning (2021) 2 exemplares
Wingless 2 exemplares
Min mors självbiografi (2016) 2 exemplares
Sem título 1 exemplar
Seattle Now & Then 1 exemplar
מר פוטר (2003) 1 exemplar
Sem título (2014) 1 exemplar
El meu germà (2022) 1 exemplar
The Poor Visitor 1 exemplar
Mother 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 821 exemplares
Wayward Girls & Wicked Women: An Anthology of Subversive Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 526 exemplares
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Posfácio, algumas edições482 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 479 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 397 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 356 exemplares
The Bridge of Beyond (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições331 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 303 exemplares
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuidor, algumas edições258 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 246 exemplares
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
A Walk in My World: International Short Stories About Youth (1998) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
A Way Out of No Way: Writing about Growing Up Black in America (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Babouk: Voices of resistance (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições25 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
In the Garden: Essays on Nature and Growing (2021) — Autor — 23 exemplares
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Poetics of Place: Photographs by Lynn Geesaman (1998) — Introdução — 12 exemplares
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Kincaid, Jamaica
Nome legal
Potter Richardson, Elaine Cynthia
Data de nascimento
Antigua i Barbuda
País (no mapa)
Antigua and Barbuda
Local de nascimento
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Locais de residência
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (birth)
New York, New York, USA
New Hampshire, USA
North Bennington, Vermont, USA
New School for Social Research (Photography)
Franconia College (New Hampshire)
fact checker (Forbes magazine)
staff writer (The New Yorker)
creative writing teacher (Harvard University)
gardening writer (mostrar todos 7)
Shawn, Allen (husband | divorced)
The New Yorker
Harvard University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Lannan Literary Award (Fiction, 1999)
Paris Review Hadada Prize (2022)
Morton Dauwen Zabel Award (1984)
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1997)
Prix Femina étranger (2000)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 2004) (mostrar todos 11)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009)
Clifton Fadiman Medal (2010)
American Book Award (2014)
Dan David Prize (2017)
Royal Society of Literature International Writer (2019)
The Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd

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Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua (part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda). She lives in North Bennington, Vermont and is Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University during the academic year.

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In this short novel, 19-year-old Lucy leaves her home in Antigua and comes to America to be an au pair for a family of four young children. The book is set over the stretch of a year and follows her experiences as a new immigrant. Lucy has come to America to get away from stifling relationships and a particularly toxic relationship with her martyr of a mother, but she cannot really connect with anyone, drifting through relationships with men and even holding her only friend, Peggy, at arm’s length. I felt I wanted to know more about why she left home, filled her with the rage that seethes through her, numbing her from seizing the day, enjoying the wonderous moments of her life, and wallowing in her never-named unfulfilled expectations. The most interesting observation to me: “Everyone knew that men have no morals, that they do not know how to behave, that they do not know how to treat other people. It was why men like laws so much; it was why they had to invent such things--they need a guide.” Food for thought for sure.… (mais)
bschweiger | 7 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
This author is very angry, and I felt chastised! First among various reasons for being a tourist! It should be required reading for anyone vacationing in the Caribbean, where the tourists have plenty and the locals do not. Take for instance, water. Tourists can swim in it, and then bathe in it, and drink as much as they like. But many islands have no water source so the locals have to conserve every last drop. From there, the author delves into how the residents of Antigua came to live there—slave ships, and the dire faults in the English empire. It’s a tongue-lashing for sure.… (mais)
KarenMonsen | 28 outras críticas | Nov 15, 2023 |
Honest and Raw.

I read this for a Postcolonial literature class at CU Boulder. While I know a lot of folks can't get past the bitter, I think the point is that most of us are reading this from the comfort of privilege, especially those of us privileged enough to be reading it in a university.

I love the message . We can't "get over" our past. We can't turn away from our history. But we can meet each other in the middle, acknowledge our past and embrace our history - which might help all of us start acting a little more human.

Two thumbs up.
… (mais)
BreePye | 28 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2023 |
A young au pair from the Caribbean, working in New York grows into womanhood and finds her place in the world, but not easily.
mykl-s | 7 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |



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