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Author: Dany Laferrière,Martin Munro
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Publisher: University of Virginia Press (October 12, 2010)
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Edwidge Danticat: A Reader's Guide by Dany Laferrière,Martin Munro



It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels.

Edwidge Danticat: A Reader's Guide Paperback – October 12, 2010. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Martin Munro is Professor of French and Francophone Literatures at Florida State University and the author most recently of Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat and Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas.

Divided into four sections, the reader’s guide addresses all of Danticat’s writing from her first highly-acclaimed and controversial novel Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) up to and including the moving personal memoir Brother, I’m Dying (2007)

Foreword by Dany Laferrière. Caribbean & African Literature. It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels. The book contains an exclusive interview with Danticat, in which she discusses her recent memoir, Brother, I’m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography.

Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses," Danticat notes in her introduction. I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing

Paul Laraque & Jack Hirschman Recommended Texts (general information about Haiti) Culture and Customs of Haiti-J.

1999 American Book Award for The Farming of Bones. The International Flaiano Prize for literature. Danticat and Her Haitian Precursors. Edwidge Danticat: A Reader's Guide. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 2010. Munro, Martin, ed. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010. Samway, Patrick, S. J. "A Homeward Journey: Edwidge Danticat's Fictional Landscapes, Mindscapes, Genescapes, and Signscapes in Breath, Eyes, Memory".

Senior Lecturer Department of Liberal Arts University of the West Indies. University of Aberdeen, Francophone Literature 1996 . University of Aberdeen, French and English. Book manuscripts in preparation: Rhythms of the Black Atlantic. Haitian Authors’ Roundtable – Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Edwidge Danticat, Dany Laferrière, and Évelyne Trouillot, Small Axe 18 (September 2005): 189–201.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: If the publication of an anthology devoted entirely to her work is any indication, Edwidge. Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide ed. by Martin Munro. Published: 1 January 2013.

Edwidge Danticat arrived on the literary scene with the publication of her first novel,Breath, Eyes, Memory, in 1994 and quickly garnered the admiration and acclaim of writers and readers alike. In the foreword to the first monograph dedicated to her work,Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide, Dany Laferrière describes her as nothing less than a contemporary classic ( A Heart of Serenity in the Storm, viii), while Maryse Condé in the same volume asserts that her writing is as beautiful as nascent oxygen ( Finally Edwidge Arrived, 167).

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat’s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book Award in 1999 for her novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), attracting further critical acclaim.

Offering an accessible guide for readers and critics alike, this book is the first publication devoted entirely to Danticat’s unique and remarkable work. It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels. The book contains an exclusive interview with Danticat, in which she discusses her recent memoir, Brother, I’m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography.

With contributions from Danticat’s fellow creative writers from both the Caribbean and the United States as well as leading scholars of Caribbean literature, this collection of essays aims to enrich readers’ understanding of the various geographical, literary, and cultural contexts of her work and to demonstrate how it both influences and is influenced by them.

Contributors

Madison Smartt Bell * Myriam J. A. Chancy * Maryse Condé * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * Régine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * Nadève Ménard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * Évelyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera Vaclavik