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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 de Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John (1985) 1,554 cópias
A Small Place (1988) 1,302 cópias
Lucy (1990) 1,122 cópias
The Autobiography of My Mother (1995) 852 cópias
At the Bottom of the River (1978) 428 cópias
My Brother (1997) 422 cópias
My Garden (Book) (1999) 293 cópias
Mr. Potter (2002) 225 cópias
See Now Then (2013) 212 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 210 cópias
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Editor — 161 cópias
Talk Stories (2001) 109 cópias
Girl (1991) 36 cópias
Life and debt (2006) — Writer — 26 cópias
Party: A Mystery (2019) 16 cópias
Tide (2011) 6 cópias
(Boken om) min trädgård (2020) 5 cópias
Ahora y entonces (2022) 4 cópias
My Mother 4 cópias
My Favorite Tool (2007) 3 cópias
Biografi över en klänning (2021) 2 cópias
Wingless 2 cópias
Min mors självbiografi (2016) 2 cópias
Seattle Now & Then 1 exemplar(es)
Hermano, Mi 1 exemplar(es)
מר פוטר (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Mother 1 exemplar(es)
El meu germà (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
The Poor Visitor 1 exemplar(es)
My Favorite Flowers 1 exemplar(es)
World Writers Today 1 exemplar(es)
Figures in the Distance 1 exemplar(es)
Sem título (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Kincaid, Jamaica Archive 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 833 cópias
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Posfácio, algumas edições485 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 484 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 368 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The Bridge of Beyond (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições333 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Contribuinte — 302 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuinte, algumas edições259 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 249 cópias
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
A Walk in My World: International Short Stories About Youth (1998) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
In the Garden: Essays on Nature and Growing (2021) — Autor — 25 cópias
Babouk: Voices of resistance (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições25 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Poetics of Place: Photographs by Lynn Geesaman (1998) — Introdução — 12 cópias
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuinte — 8 cópias


20th century (134) African American (97) American (82) American literature (110) anthology (849) Antigua (181) autobiography (43) biography (54) Caribbean (360) Caribbean literature (134) collection (73) colonialism (54) coming of age (48) ebook (43) essay (45) essays (469) fantasy (87) feminism (43) fiction (1,583) first edition (40) gardening (93) gothic (47) horror (141) literature (209) memoir (144) New Yorker (41) non-fiction (350) novel (140) own (71) postcolonial (49) read (115) short fiction (77) short stories (1,035) short story (48) stories (77) to-read (780) travel (118) unread (108) women (119) writing (165)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Kincaid, Jamaica
Nome de batismo
Potter Richardson, Elaine Cynthia
Data de nascimento
Antigua i Barbuda
País (para 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 todas 7)
Shawn, Allen (husband | divorced)
The New Yorker
Harvard University
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 todas 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
Pequena biografia
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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Bibliography includes: Travels of Wm Bartram, Valley of Flowers by Frank Smythe, Botanical Latin by Wm T Stearn, Oxford Companion to Gardens, edited by Jellicoes et al
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Overgaard | May 27, 2024 |
Lucy is a young woman from Antigua who has made her way to New York City, where she is an au pair, caring for four young girls, the daughters of a wealthy couple. Lucy is studying nursing in the evenings, making friends, taking lovers. She is miserable in New York. It is cold; she is homesick; she is tired of hearing rich people talk about nothing as if it were everything. The book follows Lucy's first year in New York, her awakenings, her daily life, her enthusiasms, her plans.

Lucy is not likeable for at least half of this short book. She is full of anger and contempt, not just for rich people, but for everything she encounters. She deliberately hurts people with the barbs of her tongue. She scorns the kind gestures and the confidences of her female employer, Mariah.

I hated her. I hated Lucy for her nastiness, her anger, her refusal to relax her guard. She was a black girl from a tropical island who'd been given a chance to better herself, and she just didn't care. "She should be more grateful", I thought, several times.

Do you hear it? I heard it. I thought she should be grateful. I wanted the young black girl to be better behaved because she had a job as a domestic worker, a servant by another name, for a family who treated her well. I wanted her to be nicer to the white family she worked for. I didn't know that white privilege runs through my veins, that casual racism is part of my makeup. In this week of Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah, I was proud that I didn't treat black people any different than white people, people with skin like mine. I was wrong.

So this book was an eye-opener. I was not prepared to find my thoughts about race were suspect. It was the first warm day of not-quite spring. There was a warm breeze. It was a nice day in my all-white neighbourhood. The things you learn when you read. Do all white people feel like I do? Is it a sign of growth that I now recognize that my inner monologue is not as lofty as I believed yesterday, that nice warm day? Or is that just more white privilege, another way of saying "I understand the problem of racism because I've been woken up by a novella"? I don't know. Food for thought. I have much to learn, and much to unlearn too.

The book got four stars because I was profoundly uncomfortable with the vivid sex scenes. They were very well written; they aroused me, and I felt ashamed for the sensations of my body during a description of sex involving a nineteen year old girl.
… (mais)
ahef1963 | outras 8 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
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 | outras 8 resenhas | 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 | outras 28 resenhas | Nov 15, 2023 |



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