Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination

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Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment--generally considered the origin of European modernity--is rarely discussed as such in the Caribbean context. Paul B. Miller constellates modern Caribbean writers of varying national and linguistic traditions whose common thread is their representation of the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution in the Caribbean. In a comparative reading of such writers as Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), ...

Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination 2010, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813929804

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Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination 2010, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813929798

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