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Kincaid, Jamaica

Works: 222 works in 941 publications in 17 languages and 40,198 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Social problem films  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of dialog, Speaker, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9275.A583, 813
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Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

98 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River
Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

88 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy has left the West Indies for a job in New York, but she discovers that her employers' perfect lives are not what they seem
The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

89 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion. Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was impossible for her to love him because he was a colonialist. She draws parallels with the despair of her country--Dominica--attributing it to the legacy of slavery. By the author of Lucy
At the bottom of the river by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works by the acclaimed West Indian author follows the ties between mother and child, the beauty and destructiveness of nature, the gulf between man and woman, and the significance of familiar objects
See now then by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. A mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England, move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future, constrained by the world, the characters despairing in their domestic situations. But their minds wander, trying to make linear sense of what is, in fact, nonlinear. This is a piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness
Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air. Misery infects the unstudied, slow pace of this island and of Mr. Potter's days. As Kincaid's narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, crippled community. Kincaid strings together a moving picture of Mr. Potter's ancestors -- beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide -- and the outside world that presses in on his life, in the form of his Lebanese employer and, later, a couple fleeing World War II. Within these surroundings, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters -- one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies, and will tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy. In Mr. Potter, her most luminous, ambitious work to date, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life
See now then : a novel by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. A mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future, constrained by the world, the characters despairing in their domestic situations
My favorite plant : writers and gardeners on the plants they love( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The passion for gardening and the passion for words come together in this inspired anthology, a collection of essays on topics as diverse as beans and roses, by writers who garden and by gardeners who write. Among the contributors are Christopher Lloyd, on poppies Marina Warner, who remembers the Guinee rose and Henri Cole, who offers poems on the bearded iris and on peonies. There is also an explanation of the sexiness of castor beans from Michael Pollan and an essay from Maxine Kumin on how, as Henry David Thoreau put it, one "[makes] the earth say beans instead of grass." Most of the essays are new in print, but Colette, Katharine S. White, D.H. Lawrence, and several other old favorites make appearances. Jamaica Kincaid, the much-admired writer and a passionate gardener herself, rounds up this diverse crew. A wonderful gift for green thumbs, My Favorite Plant is a happy collection of fresh takes on old friends"--
Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam, and Tulip by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American travel writing 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jamaica Kincaid has assembled twenty-five pieces that showcase the wonder of curiosity and discovery in the face of the unknown. Seth Stevenson gives a hilarious account of disliking a destination. Simon Winchester cherishes a brief encounter with a remote location and gracious hosts. Madison Smartt Bell allows the spirits to guide him in Haiti, while Jim Harrison follows his stomach to a thirty-seven-course meal in France. Ian Frazier proves that one needn't stray far from home to experience real travel as he examines Route 3, the highway that runs between his New Jersey suburb and New York City."--Jacket
Jamaica's songs ; U-Don rock ; River of the Trunk by Su Lian Tan( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings & conversations : reading by Jamaica Kincaid ; conversation with William Gass by Jamaica Kincaid( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiguan novelist Jamaica Kincaid reads from and is interviewed about her work
A small place by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Antigua ; Kolonialismus - Tourismus - Umweltzerstörung
The Best American Essays, 1995( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes essays by Joseph Brodsky, William H. Gass, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Edward Hoagland, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, John Edgar Wideman, and Tobias Wolff, among others
Poetics of place by Lynn Geesaman( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro es una memoria reflexiva sobre su hermano más joven y la muerte relacionada con el SIDA. Recordando su papel en los últimos años de su vida, el autor examina la naturaleza del amor, los lazos familiares, el sacrificio y la muerte. Después de haber abandonado el hogar a la edad de 16 años, cuando sus hermanos tenían tres, cinco y siete años, Kincaid no regresó a Antigua durante 20 años. La relación con sus hermanos era distante y dice: "Pienso en mis hermanos como hijos de mi madre."
Life and Debt by Stephanie Black( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Ce portrait désenchanté de la Jamaïque accompagne les touristes américains qui déferlent sur l'île sans même se rendre compte du dénuement de sa population et du délabrement de son économie. Très vite, on découvre les coupables de cet enfer des tropiques : le FMI, la Banque Mondiale, l'OMC... En donnant la parole à l'ex Premier Ministre jamaïcain, au directeur du FMI, comme aux ouvriers exploités et aux éleveurs et agriculteurs ruinés par les importations de lait ou de viande, ce documentaire décrypte mieux que de longs discours la triste réalité de la mondialisation."
The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-year-old Xuela Claudette Richardson explores the mysteries of her hybrid cultural origins and her parents who failed to be parents
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid( Recording )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica Kincaid presents a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence at the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary.At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Annie John focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice--urgent, demanding to be heard--is one that will not soon be forgotten
My garden (book) by Jamaica Kincaid( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In My Garden (Book), novelist Jamaica Kincaid gathers all she loves about gardening and examines it generously, passionately and with idiosyncratic discrimination. She also examines the implications of the English formal garden in the colonies
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Annie John
Alternative Names
Jamaica Kincaid Amerikaans schrijfster

Jamaica Kincaid amerikansk författare

Jamaica Kincaid amerikansk skribent

Jamaica Kincaid antiguanisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Jamaica Kincaid antigva-usona verkistino

Jamaica Kincaid écrivain américaine

Jamaica Kincaid scrittrice statunitense

Jamaica Kincaid US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Kincaid, J.

Kincaid, Jamaica

Kincaid, Jamaica 1949-

Ḳinḳes, Gʾameḳah 1949-

Potter Richardson, Elaine 1949-

Potter Richardson , Elaine Cynthia

Qînqêyd, Ǧameiqā 1949-

Richardson, Elaine Cynthia Potter 1949-

Richardson , Elaine Potter

Richardson Elaine Potter 1949-....

Кинкейд, Джамайка

ג'מייקה קינקייד סופרת אנטיגואנית-אמריקאית

جامیکا کینکید نویسنده آمریکایی

킨케이드, 자메이카 1949-

キンケイド, ジャメイカ



English (479)

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German (29)

Italian (28)

French (21)

Dutch (13)

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Japanese (8)

Chinese (8)

Basque (4)

Hebrew (3)

Finnish (2)

Hungarian (2)

Polish (1)

Catalan (1)

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LucyThe autobiography of my motherAt the bottom of the riverMr. PotterMy favorite plant : writers and gardeners on the plants they loveThe best American travel writing 2005A small placeThe Best American Essays, 1995