The Resource Calypso magnolia: : the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature, John Wharton Lowe, (electronic resource)

Calypso magnolia: : the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature, John Wharton Lowe, (electronic resource)

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Calypso magnolia: : the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature
Title
Calypso magnolia:
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the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature
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John Wharton Lowe
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Language
eng
Summary
In this far-reaching literary history, John Wharton Lowe remakes the map of American culture by revealing the deep, persistent connections between the ideas and works produced by writers of the American South and the Caribbean. Lowe demonstrates that a tendency to separate literary canons by national and regional boundaries has led critics to ignore deep ties across highly permeable borders. Focusing on writers and literatures from the Deep South and Gulf states in relation to places including Mexico, Haiti, and Cuba, Lowe reconfigures the geography of southern literature as encompassing the "circumCaribbean," a dynamic framework within which to reconsider literary history, genre, and aesthetics. Considering thematic concerns such as race, migration, forced exile, and colonial and postcolonial identity, Lowe contends that southern literature and culture have always transcended the physical and political boundaries of the American South. Lowe uses cross-cultural readings of nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, including William Faulkner, Martin Delany, Zora Neale Hurston, George Lamming, Cristina Garcia, Edouard Glissant, and Madison Smartt Bell, among many others, to make his argument. These literary figures, Lowe argues, help us uncover new ways of thinking about the shared culture of the South and Caribbean while demonstrating that southern literature has roots even farther south than we realize
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Midwest
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Lowe, John Wharton
Dewey number
810.9/975
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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New directions in southern studies
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  • American literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Electronic books
  • Caribbean Area
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adult
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Calypso magnolia: : the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature, John Wharton Lowe, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719259
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multicolored
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MWT11719259
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11719259
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Calypso magnolia: : the crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern literature, John Wharton Lowe, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719259
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719259
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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