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The Caribbean Novel since 1945Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State$
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Michael Niblett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032479

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.001.0001

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Cultural Practice, Creolization, and the Nation-State

Cultural Practice, Creolization, and the Nation-State

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(p.3) Introduction Cultural Practice, Creolization, and the Nation-State
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The Caribbean Novel since 1945
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Michael Niblett

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the present study. Of primary concern is the relationship between national transformation and literary form. The starting point for this book on the Caribbean novel since 1945 is the postwar conjunction that Dépestre characterized as full of “democratic and anti-colonial hopes.”—a period when the colonial edifice seemed to be crumbling and popular nationalist movements were emerging across the Caribbean to challenge for power. The chapter also makes the case for the author’s approach to the foregoing themes, followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Caribbean novel, fiction, national transformation, literary form

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