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Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth

Works: 51 works in 191 publications in 2 languages and 12,620 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Short stories  Bibliographies  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: BL2565, 813
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Jamaica Kincaid : a critical companion by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert( )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a biographical chapter, this text traces the development of Kincaid's work. Each of the novels and the collection of short stories is discussed in a separate chapter that includes sections on plot, character, and theme
Phyllis Shand Allfrey : a Caribbean life by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phyllis Shand Allfrey is the first biography of one of the Caribbean's most intriguing writers and politicians. Allfrey (1908-1986) is best known as the author of The Orchid House, a fictionalized account of her early life that was turned into a highly acclaimed film for British television."--BOOK JACKET. "Born to a prominent family of formerly wealthy sugar planters in Dominica, Allfrey followed an unexpected path: a rising novelist (who is often paired with Jean Rhys in critical discussion) and Fabian socialist in England and the United States, she returned to Dominica to organize the peasantry and estate workers into the island's first political party. Ostracized by the white elite into which she was born, she led the Dominica Labour party to power and became the West Indian Federation's only woman (and only white) minister, only to find herself expelled from the party when the rise of black nationalism made it expedient."--BOOK JACKET. "The biography recreates Allfrey's life as it unfolds against the background of twentieth-century Caribbean political and literary history, from the decline of the planter class through the rise of party politics and the efforts to join the anglophone West Indies into a federation, to the troubled sixties and seventies, decades marked by racial violence and the emergence of the former British territories from colonial control. This volume includes five autobiographical stories that have long been out of print."--BOOK JACKET
Creole religions of the Caribbean : an introduction from Vodou and Santería to Obeah and Espiritismo by Margarite Fernández Olmos( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creolization--the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices--is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region. From Vodou, Santería, Regla de Palo, the Abakuá Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, the volume traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Pocomania and Rastafarianism. This second edition updates the scholarship on the religions themselves and also expands the regional considerations of the Diaspora to the U.S. Latino community who are influenced by Creole spiritual practices. Fernández Olmos and Paravisini-Gebert also take into account the increased significance of material culture--art, music, literature--and healing practices influenced by Creole religions. -- Product Description
Literature of the Caribbean by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caribbean is an exotic but not too distant land, full of rich cultural traditions. The literature of the Caribbean reflects the social, political, and cultural concerns of the region and is a valuable tool for learning about the area and its people. This book includes chapters on roughly a dozen contemporary Caribbean writers. Along with plot summaries, these sections discuss major themes and give close attention to how Caribbean culture figures in the writer's texts. To help students conduct further research, each chapter cites works for further reading
Sacred possessions : Vodou, Santería, Obeah, and the Caribbean( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Joseph M. Murphy, in HAHR : The Hispanic American Historical Review, 78, 3 (August 1998); p. 495-496
Green cane and juicy flotsam : short stories by Caribbean women by Carmen C Esteves( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most salient feature of the stories collected here is their presentation of the multiplicity of voices of Caribbean women: Parable II, No Dust is Allowed in This House, of Nuns and Punishment, Reminds us of the accomplishments of Caribbean women and promise of their writing
Reimagining the Caribbean : conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together scholars working in different languages-Creole, French, English, Spanish-and modes of cultural production-literature, art, film, music-to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom
Caribbean women novelists : an annotated critical bibliography by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een alfabetisch op auteursnaam geordende bibliografie met een indexen op land van herkomst van de schrijfsters, op titel van de romans, op recensent en op onderwerp
Pleasure in the word : erotic writings by Latin American women by Margarite Fernández Olmos( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking anthology explores the gamut of feminine sexuality in poetry and prose. Outstanding entries include Poniatowska's amorous and lyrical "Happiness;" Valenzuela's satirical look at sexual bonding, "The Fucking Game;" and an excerpt from Allende's The House of the Spirits... an informative introduction, biographical notes, and bibliography round out the text." -- Publishers Weekly
Remaking a lost harmony : stories from the Hispanic Caribbean( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five short stories from the Hispanic Caribbean. In Pedro Peix's Requiem for a Wreathless Corpse, a family tries to capitalize on the death of a relative who was a famous guerrilla, while the story, Now That I'm Back, Ton, is on a man's disappointment following his return home
Women at sea : travel writing and the margins of Caribbean discourse by Palgrave Macmillan( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From cross-dressing pirates to servants and slaves, women have played vital and often surprising roles in the navigation and cultural mapping of Caribbean territory. Yet these experiences rarely surface in the increasing body of critical literature on women's travel writing, which to date has focused on middle- or upper-class European or American women traveling to exotic locales as imperial subjects. This collection of essays offers a contestatory discourse that embraces the forms of travelogue, autobiography, and ethnographic accounts as vehicles for women's rewriting of "flawed" or incomplete accounts of Caribbean cultures and societies."--Jacket
Healing cultures : art and religion as curative practices in the Caribbean and its diaspora( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish expression - la cultura cura (culture heals) - is an affirmation of the potential healing power of a variety of cultural practices that together constitute the ethos of a people. What happens, however, when cultures themselves are in jeopardy? What are the "antidotes" or healing modalities for an ailing culture? Healing Cultures: Art and Religion as Curative Practices in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora addresses these questions from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, holistic folk traditions, literature, film, cultural and religious studies - bringing together the broad range of beliefs and the spectrum of practices that have sustained the peoples and cultures of the Caribbean."--Jacket
Displacements and transformations in Caribbean cultures( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed greatly over the centuries. This wide-ranging volume aims to reflect such change, as well as the diversity of the region. Covering all parts of the region, and most linguistic groups, the essays address a variety of topics: from the colonial slave trade to AIDS in the 21st century
El Placer de la palabra : literatura erótica femenina de América Latina : antología crítica by Margarite Fernández Olmos( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luz y sombra by Ana Roqué( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluid ecologies : Hispanic Caribbean art from the permanent collection by Vassar College( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love for an island : the collected poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey by P. Shand Allfrey( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel as parody of popular narrative forms in the United States and Latin America: 1963-1980 by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert( )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominican Republic : literature and culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchid house by P. Shand Allfrey( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1954, The Orchid House, Phyllis Shand Allfrey's only published novel, is a classic of Caribbean literature. In this markedly autobiographical story of the three daughters of a once-powerful but now impoverished white family, Allfrey interweaves her family's history with the history of her home island of Dominica in the twentieth century. The novel is written in a sensuous style and the story remarkably told through the eyes of Lally, the black nurse of the three sisters. Often praised for the clearsightedness of its analysis of the Dominican historical process, The Orchid House stands at a crucial intersection of West Indian politics. It was during this period that the colonized took over from the colonizer the direction of local governments. Allfrey, a Fabian socialist and founder of Dominica's first political party, articulates in this novel the central tenet of a political philosophy that guided a lifetime of grassroots activism: that profound changes had to take place in the power structures of Caribbean societies to bring social justice to its peoples, and that those who persevered in seeking to revive the past were doomed. This edition makes this classic novel available in paperback for the first time in years
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Jamaica Kincaid : a critical companion
Creole religions of the Caribbean : an introduction from Vodou and Santería to Obeah and EspiritismoLiterature of the CaribbeanSacred possessions : Vodou, Santería, Obeah, and the CaribbeanGreen cane and juicy flotsam : short stories by Caribbean womenCaribbean women novelists : an annotated critical bibliographyPleasure in the word : erotic writings by Latin American womenRemaking a lost harmony : stories from the Hispanic CaribbeanWomen at sea : travel writing and the margins of Caribbean discourse
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Paravisini Gebert, Lizabeth 1953-

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English (138)

Spanish (15)