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Vásquez, Sam

Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canon

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Take Bad Something Make Laugh: The Emergence of Humor in the Caribbean Literary Tradition
Sam Vásquez

2. Stiff Words Frighten Poor Folk: Humor, Orality, and Gender in Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain

Sam Vásquez

3. Slackness and a Mento Aesthetic: Louise Bennett’s Trickster Poetics and Jamaican Women’s Explorations of Sexuality
Sam Vásquez

4. The Laughing Corpse: Humorous Performances of Spirituality, Sexuality, and Identity in Aimé Césaire’s A Tempest
Sam Vásquez

5. Man Friday Speaks: Calypso Humor and the Reworking of Hierarchy in Derek Walcott’s Pantomime

Sam Vásquez

6. Conclusion: Contemporary Literary Crossing and Humor in the Caribbean
Sam Vásquez

Keywords: Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Regional and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial/World Literature, Literary History, Literary Theory, Ethnicity Studies

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
New Caribbean Studies
Page amount
222 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137031389
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-43632-3

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