By A. James Arnold
This background of literature within the Carribean specializes in English- and Dutch-speaking areas. issues coated comprise: the anglophone Caribbean; literary improvement - a contrastive heritage; style - a contrastive historical past; The Netherlands, Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname; a mosaic atmosphere - a contrastive historical past of style; literary feedback; drama; fiction; and poetry.
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Yuh never hear me calling yuh? [Gloria:] What is it Jim? [Jim:] Yuh cunning little bitch! [Gloria:] Let me get outa dis house. ] [Jim:] You do me dat? YOU woman… After 20 years… You play me for an ass, a damn ginny10… yuh betray me… Man kill woman for less! ] Send a taxi for me to… [Jim:] [snatches the phone] Yuh not leaving till you tell me the reason why yuh leaving me. [Gloria]: A tell yuh already” (Rhone , 67). In Earl Lovelace’s novel, The Dragon Can’t Dance, 1979, the third-person narrator’s voice moves so eﬀortlessly between standard and vernacular that the reader is as little aware of code-shifting as is the West Indian speaker / listener in everyday speech situations: “Is noise whole day.
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A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English and Dutch Speaking Regions v. 2 (Comparative History of Literature in European Languages) by A. James Arnold