Marvelous Journeys: Routes of Identity in the Caribbean Novel

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Marvelous Journeys explores the transition from a modernist to a postmodernist consciousness in twentieth-century Caribbean writings on identity that is reflected through a corresponding evolution in the use of the marvelous as a literary tool. For the three novelists who are the focus of this study - Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Alejo Carpentier, and Simone Schwarz-Bart - the discourse of the marvelous offers a uniquely Caribbean vehicle for capturing an elusive Caribbean essence as well as for coming to terms with the ...

Marvelous Journeys: Routes of Identity in the Caribbean Novel 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820476100

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