'antiguai szerző' címkével ellátott könyvek a rukkolán


Jamaica Kincaid - Lucy
The ​coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations--newly available in paperback Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair for Lewis and Mariah and their four children. Lewis and Mariah are a thrice-blessed couple--handsome, rich, and seemingly happy. Yet, alomst at once, Lucy begins to notice cracks in their beautiful facade. With mingled anger and compassion, Lucy scrutinizes the assumptions and verities of her employers' world and compares them with the vivid realities of her native place. Lucy has no illusions about her own past, but neither is she prepared to be deceived about where she presently is. At the same time that Lucy is coming to terms with Lewis's and Mariah's lives, she is also unravelling the mysteries of her own sexuality. Gradually a new person unfolds: passionate, forthright, and disarmingly honest. In "Lucy," Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new character possessed with adamantine clearsightedness and ferocious integrity--a captivating heroine for our time.

Jamaica Kincaid - Öcsém ​halála
Jamaica ​Kincaid Antigua szigetén született, jelenleg az Egyesült Állomokban, Vermontban él. Sikeres regényíróként 1995-ben arról értesült, hogy legfiatalabb öccse AIDS-es, és haldoklik egy antiguai kórházban. A szigeten ezt a betegséget a környezet és az orvosok is a beteg és a család magánügyeként kezelik, gyógyítását pedig az elkerülhetetlen végkifejlet miatt fölöslegesnek tartják. Civilizált amerikai életéből ebbe a menekülésszerűen elhagyott, de minden zsigerébe beleivódott világba csöppent vissza az írónő, s igyekezett pénzzel, drága gyógyszerekkel, odafigyeléssel enyhíteni öccse szenvedésein. A fiú 1996 januárjában, átmeneti felépülés után, 33 éves korában halt meg anyja házában, nagyon magányosan. A halál szépítés nélküli, megrendítő ábrázolása közben Kincaid a nyomor és a felemelkedés, az egészséges és a kiközösített szexualitás, a szeretet és az eltéphetetlen kötődés mozzanatait világítja meg sokkolóan őszinte kitárulkozásának éles fényével. A kötet 1997-ben az amerikai National Book Awards jelöltjei között volt.

Jamaica Kincaid - A ​Small Place
A ​brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

Jamaica Kincaid - En ​liten plats
"Ni ​mördade människor. Ni fängslade människor. Ni rånade människor. Ni öppnade era egna banker och satte in våra pengar i dem. Kontona var i era namn. Bankerna var i era namn. Det måste ha funnits några goda människor ibland er, men de stannade hemma. Och det är poängen. Det är därför de är goda. De stannade hemma."

Jamaica Kincaid - Annie ​John (svéd)
Annie ​John har en lycklig och bekymmerslös barndom på den karibiska ön Antigua. Som tioåring är hennes favoritsysselsättning att se på när modern plockar fram minnen ur den gamla koffert som rymmer hela hennes liv. Men Annie är inte tio år för evigt. Hon förändras, hennes kropp förändras - allt förändras. Den kärlek och trygghet hon känt i moderns närhet blir sårig och övergår så småningom i motvilja och otrygghet. Annie John är en vacker, smärtsam och på intet sätt insmickrande berättelse om en ung flickas uppväxt, om den kamp det är att hitta och förstå sig själv, och om hur litet steget kan vara mellan kärlek och hat.

Jamaica Kincaid - Mr. ​Potter
Jamaica ​Kincaid's first obssession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the roads that pass through the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air. Ignoring the legacy of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease amid his surroundings: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, and to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters―one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies and tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy. In _Mr. Potter_, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any other in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.

Jamaica Kincaid - Annie ​John
Jamaica ​Kincaid beautifully delineates hatred and fear, because she knows they are often a step away from love and obsession. At the start of Annie John, her 10-year-old heroine is engulfed in family happiness and safety. Though Annie loves her father, she is all eyes for her mother. When she is almost 12, however, the idyll ends and she falls into deep disfavor. This inexplicable loss mars both lives, as each grows adept at public falsity and silent betrayal. The pattern is set, and extended: "And now I started a new series of betrayals of people and things I would have sworn only minutes before to die for." In front of Annie's father and the world, "We were politeness and kindness and love and laughter." Alone they are linked in loathing. Annie tries to imagine herself as someone in a book--an orphan or a girl with a wicked stepmother. The trouble is, she finds, those characters' lives always end happily. Luckily for us, though not perhaps for her alter ego, Kincaid is too truthful a writer to provide such a finale.