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The Resource Calypso Jews : Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination, Sarah Phillips Casteel

Calypso Jews : Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination, Sarah Phillips Casteel

Label
Calypso Jews : Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination
Title
Calypso Jews
Title remainder
Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Phillips Casteel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In original and insightful ways, Caribbean writers have turned to Jewish experiences of exodus and reinvention, from the Sephardim expelled from Iberia in the 1490s to the "Calypso Jews" who fled Europe for Trinidad in the 1930s. Examining these historical migrations through the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel presents the first major study of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the gap between postcolonial and Jewish studies, Calypso Jews enriches cross-cultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke both the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. Despite the unequal and sometimes fraught relations between Blacks and Jews in the Caribbean before and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters reflect sympathy and identification more than antagonism and competition. Providing an alternative to U.S.-based critical narratives of Black-Jewish relations, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, among others, to reveal a distinctive interdiasporic literature. --cover
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DLC
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1974-
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Casteel, Sarah Phillips
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9205.05
LC item number
.C39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
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  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • Jews
  • Jews in literature
  • Caribbean Area
  • Literatur
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Juden
  • Karibik
Label
Calypso Jews : Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination, Sarah Phillips Casteel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sephardism in Caribbean literature: Derek Walcott's Pissarro -- Marranism and Creolization: Myriam Chancy and Michelle Cliff -- Port Jews in slavery fiction: Maryse Condé and David Dabydeen -- Plantation Jews in slavery fiction: Cynthia McLeod's Jodensavanne -- Calypso Jews: John Hearne and Jamaica Kincaid -- Between camps: M. Nourbese Philip and Michèle Maillet -- Writing under the sign of Anne Frank: Michelle Cliff and Caryl Phillips
Control code
912872407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780231174404
Lccn
2015017753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025659985
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912872407
Label
Calypso Jews : Jewishness in the Caribbean literary imagination, Sarah Phillips Casteel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sephardism in Caribbean literature: Derek Walcott's Pissarro -- Marranism and Creolization: Myriam Chancy and Michelle Cliff -- Port Jews in slavery fiction: Maryse Condé and David Dabydeen -- Plantation Jews in slavery fiction: Cynthia McLeod's Jodensavanne -- Calypso Jews: John Hearne and Jamaica Kincaid -- Between camps: M. Nourbese Philip and Michèle Maillet -- Writing under the sign of Anne Frank: Michelle Cliff and Caryl Phillips
Control code
912872407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780231174404
Lccn
2015017753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025659985
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912872407

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