Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, ...
Author: Fred D'aguiar
Publisher: Random House
Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and, finally, in trying to escape and join her in the free North. For his attempt to flee, he is whipped to death in front of his family, and this brutal event is the pivot around which the story evolves.
Author: National Educational Advancement Programs
Author: NEAP (National Educational Advancement Programs)
Author: Mark Stracey
Category: English literature
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Author: Anica Boulanger-Mashberg
Author: Angie Barillaro
Author: Ross Huggard
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Author: Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace
Publisher: Columbia University Press
How does a contemporary society restore to its public memory a momentous event like its own participation in transatlantic slavery? What are the stakes of once more restoring the slave trade to public memory? What can be learned from this history? Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace explores these questions in her study of depictions and remembrances of British involvement in the slave trade. Skillfully incorporating a range of material, Wallace discusses and analyzes how museum exhibits, novels, television shows, movies, and a play created and produced in Britain from 1990 to 2000 grappled with the subject of slavery. Topics discussed include a walking tour in the former slave-trading port of Bristol; novels by Caryl Phillips and Barry Unsworth; a television adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park; and a revival of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In each case, Wallace reveals how these works and performances illuminate and obscure the history of the slave trade and its legacy. While Wallace focuses on Britain, her work also speaks to questions of how the United States and other nations remember inglorious chapters from their past.
The need , and the difficulty , to unearth the repressed traumas of history , which
runs as a leitmotiv in Phillips's later fiction and may be part of a quest for a
postmigratory self - definition , is also central to The Longest Memory , 1994 , the
Author: Albert James Arnold
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
A BACKWARD GLANCE AT THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY : FRED D ' AGUIAR ' S
THE LONGEST MEMORY ANA BRINGAS Fred D ' Aguiar is an important figure of
the so - called second wave of the Caribbean diaspora in Britain . He draws ...
Author: Rajeshwar Mittapalli
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Category: Commonwealth countries
Commonwealth Literature Continues To Retain A Separate Identity In The Twenty-First Century, Even Though Some Of Its Creators Do Not Favour The Term Any Longer. Our Identity Stems From Our History. English Was A Historical Accident That Gave An Overwhelming Majority Of The Commonwealth Countries The First Opportunity For Creative Expression. English Is Now The Chief Marker Of Identity For Commonwealth Fiction, Which Owes Its Current High Visibility In The International Arena To English. In This Light, Stimulating Answers May Be Found To The Questions Concerning The Relevance Of Commonwealth As A Literary Category, The Common Characteristics Of The Literatures Produced In The Former British Colonies, And The Role Of Academia In Keeping Alive The Idea Of Commonwealth Literature.In This Anthology, Scholars From At Least Three Continents Analyse Some Important Works Of Fiction Originating From The Former British Colonies, Deal With Major Topics In The Current Postcolonial Debate, And Put Commonwealth Fiction Itself Into Perspective.
Author: Susan Kruss
Publisher: Wizard Books
The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was.
Author: Fred D'Aguiar
'I should never ask directions to my childhood', writes Fred D'Aguiar: 'There is no way back home'. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts - between Britain, Guyana and the USA - are his identity: 'Each year I travel, my passport photolooks less like me.' In both flexible free verse and more formally patterned poems, D'Aguiar conveys the fragility of flesh and the transience of memories.
... too , the roof - tree , a somewhat slender and thrifty elm , which could not , I
fancy , have towered above the homestead long enough ago to have sheltered
the earliest nestlings of the flock , but whose juvenility transcends the longest
Author: Sarah Carter Edgarton Mayo
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different periods in our history . The longest memory can cover only a portion of
the With ...
This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on The 7 Stages of Grieving and The Longest Memory for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair.
This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on The 7 Stages of Grieving and The Longest Memory for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair. It analyses both texts in detail, identifies points of connection and comprehensively covers their shared ideas, issues and themes. Essay topics, a sample topic analysis and a complete comparative essay are also included.
On the other hand , rather than giving an exhaustive description of the details of
plantation life , The Longest Memory ( hereafter LM ) unravels the intricacies of
slave society in order to expose the contradictions underlying it . As the title of the
Category: English literature
bower of bliss Chapel and Lydia inhabit in The Longest Memory . D'Aguiar
seems to have taken Lamming's commentary to heart : In some real , though
extraordinary way , Caliban and Miranda are seen side by side : opposite and
Category: Caribbean literature (English)
It should also be noted that the longest memory occurred after the longest period
of idleness . These results were expected after the data on the thermal relay had
been analyzed . Fig . 8 reveals that the Miller discharge memory circuit is not ...
Author: United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration
The memories from which Fred D’Aguiar translates these poems are cultural and personal, from the anciencies of the Gilgamesh epic to the modern world, from classical philosophy to C.L.R. James and Aimé Césaire, from Asia and Europe to ...
Author: Fred D'Aguiar
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
The memories from which Fred D’Aguiar translates these poems are cultural and personal, from the anciencies of the Gilgamesh epic to the modern world, from classical philosophy to C.L.R. James and Aimé Césaire, from Asia and Europe to the new world in which their destinies are unpredictably worked out. A boy posted on a boat at sea This boy is and is not me As his vessel dips towards Curved horizons so curves Rise and back away from ‘Trans Coda’ D’Aguiar’s concluding translations are of Derek Walcott and Kamau Brathwaite, masters and remakers of language and form, from whom (among a multitude of others) he takes his bearings. This unusual integration of tributes and the ironies they provoke give Translations a radical colouring: D’Aguiar is learned; he is also wry, alert to the false notes in history and what follows from them. ‘The world map / Turned from red to brown to black / And blue, drained of empire.’ And he is passionate, responding always to the deep feelings of others, from desire to love, elegy to celebration.