Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke Book

Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Date : 1995
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0861403371

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Austin Clarke is widely regarded as one of 20th-century Ireland's most important poets. In this selection of nearly fifty essays and reviews written over Clarke's long career, he demonstrates that he is an astute and provocative literary critic as well. Having grown up in Dublin when the excitement of the Irish Literary Revival was still running high, Clarke knew many of the principal figures of that movement personally, and his readings of Yeats, Joyce, Synge, O'Casey, Lady Gregory, George Moore, and others enjoy the advantages of an insider's point of view. A selection of Clarke's writings on Yeats is followed by his writings on other Irish writers and the Irish Literary Revival, and on Modern English and American literature. Included as an appendix is an exhaustive list of Clarke's literary criticism published in periodicals.

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  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Date : 2015-08-15
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781459730359

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Giller Prize winner Austin Clarke’s memoirs provide insightful cultural observations by one of today’s most influential black writers.

Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke Book

Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble
  • Date : 1992-01-01
  • Category : English literature
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0389209155

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The Polished Hoe Book
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The Polished Hoe


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Dundurn.com
  • Date : 2003-09-03
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780887628153

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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean) When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the African diaspora in one epic sweep. Set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952, The Polished Hoe unravels over the course of 24 hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society informed by slavery. As the novel opens, Mary Mathilda is giving confession to Sargeant, a police officer she has known all her life. The man she claims to have murdered is Mr. Belfeels, the village plantation owner for whom she has worked for more than thirty years. Mary has also been Mr. Belfeels’ mistress for most of that time and is the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor. What transpires through Mary’s words and recollections is a deep meditation about the power of memory and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Infused with Joycean overtones, this is a literary masterpiece that evokes the sensuality of the tropics and the tragic richness of Island culture.

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  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Date : 2009-09-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780061772405

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At the news of her son BJ's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison, a maid at the local university, collapses in her basement apartment. For four days and nights she retreats into a vortex of memory, pain, and disappointment that becomes a riveting exposÉ of her life as a Caribbean immigrant living abroad. While she struggled to make ends meet, her deadbeat husband, Bertram, abandoned her for a better life in New York. Left alone to raise her son, Idora has done her best to survive against immense odds. But now that BJ has disappeared into a life of crime, she recoils from his loss and is unable to get out of bed, burdened by feelings of invisibility. As she summons the strength to investigate her son's troubles—and her own weaknesses—the book quietly builds to its crescendo. Eventually Idora finds her way back into the light with a courage that is both remarkable and unforgettable. More zeroes in, with laserlike intensity, on the interior life of an extraordinary "ordinary woman," showcasing Clarke's skill as a writer of inimitable force.

Choosing His Coffin Book

Choosing His Coffin


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Dundurn.com
  • Date : 2003-03-04
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781771020411

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From the author of the Giller Award - winning novel The Polished Hoe comes a new collection of 20 of his best short stories. Choosing His Coffin is a selection of Austin Clarke’s finest work from more than 40 years of storytelling, drawing on his Caribbean roots and his years in Canada. These stories range in theme from growing up in West Indian society and what it means to be black in both the United States and Canada to surviving as an immigrant in a predominantly Anglo-Saxon culture. Clarke has become one of the most respected authors in North America and is one of Canada’s national literary treasures. He is a master of fictional invention.

There are No Elders Book

There are No Elders


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Exile Editions, Ltd.
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 155096092X

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A compelling collection that explores the lives of Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in Canada, these eight short stories delve into the experiences of displaced persons living in contemporary society--all with a richness of language and rhythm that is authentically urban.

The Origin of Waves Book
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The Origin of Waves


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Date : 2011-02-18
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781551996066

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Austin Clarke’s luminous novel, written in vivid, hypnotic prose, reveals the dislocations of place and the nature of memory and the past. Two elderly Barbadian men, childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in fifty years, collide in a snowstorm on a Toronto street. In the warmth of a nearby bar, through the afternoon and into the night, they relate stories, exchange opinions, and share memories of a past in Barbados when, as children, neither could conceive any other place existed for them. As these two men confess to each other their innermost truths, their exploits and their love affairs, one tells the haunting story of a young Chinese woman, the other of the real reason for his visit to Toronto. Infused with pathos and humour, and with an affecting nostalgia for the idea of home, The Origin of Waves is a stunning and original novel by one of the country’s most gifted writers.

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets Book

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets


  • Author : Gerald Dawe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2017-11-30
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781108420358

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A fresh, accessible and authoritative study that conveys the richness and diversity of Irish poets, their lives and times.

The Bigger Light Book

The Bigger Light


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2012-10-23
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307364265

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This is Austin Clarke's acclaimed trilogy about a group of West Indian domestics, their friends, lovers, spouses, and employers living in Toronto. In rich, exuberant language, Clarke illuminates a world inhabited by earthy, garrulous, but terribly isolated people, all living, working and struggling with the alien, White, Canadian culture. Dominated by warm, superbly drawn characters and capped by vibrant, unerring dialogue, The Toronto Trilogy is a devastating and brilliant commentary on the quest for success in North America, and it established Austin Clarke as a major Canadian writer.

What s a Black Critic to Do  Book

What s a Black Critic to Do


  • Author : Donna Bailey Nurse
  • Publisher : Insomniac Press
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781897414538

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This collection of profiles, interviews, essays and reviews on such well-known writers as Ken Burns, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke and Edwidge Danticat constitutes a frank conversation on the significance of race in the work of contemporary Black artists.

The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry Book
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The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry


  • Author : Matthew Campbell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2003-08-28
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0521012457

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In the last fifty years Irish poets have produced some of the most exciting poetry in contemporary literature, writing about love and sexuality, violence and history, country and city. This book provides a unique introduction to major figures such as Seamus Heaney, but also introduces the reader to significant precursors like Louis MacNeice or Patrick Kavanagh, and vital contemporaries and successors: among others, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill. Readers will find discussions of Irish poetry from the traditional to the modernist, written in Irish as well as English, from both North and South. This Companion, the only book of its kind on the market, provides cultural and historical background to contemporary Irish poetry in the contexts of modern Ireland but also in the broad currents of modern world literature. It includes a chronology and guide to further reading and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

Irish Poetry of the 1930s Book

Irish Poetry of the 1930s


  • Author : Alan Gillis
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Date : 2005-06-23
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780191535000

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The 1930s have never really been considered an epoch within Irish literature, even though the Thirties form one of the most dominant and fascinating contexts in modern British literature. This book argues that during this time Irish poets faced up to political pressures and aesthetic dilemmas which frequently overlapped with those associated with 'The Auden Generation'. In so doing, it offers a provocative intercession into Irish history. But more than this, it offers powerful arguments about the way poetry in general is interpreted and understood. In this way, Gillis seeks to redefine our understanding of a frequently neglected period and to challenge received notions of both Irish literature and poetic modernism. Irish Poetry of the 1930s gives detailed and vital readings of the major Irish poets of the decade, including original and exciting analyses of Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis MacNeice, and W. B. Yeats.

Austin Clarke  1896 1974 Book

Austin Clarke 1896 1974


  • Author : Maurice Harmon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Date : 1989
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0389208647

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This relates Clarke to the Irish Literary Revival and the cultural contexts of his time while tracing that "fine generosity, lavish colour and concrete imagery." Contents: Portrait; Introduction; (i) Austin Clarke (1896-1974), (ii) Contexts, (iii) Catholicism, (iv) The Irish Literary Revival, (v) The Gaelic League, (vi) The Worlds of Austin Clarke, (vii) A New Generation; Part I. Remembering Our Innocence; 1 Short Poems 1916-1925, 2 Epic Narratives 1916-1925, 3 Pilgrimage (1929), 4 Night and Morning (1938), 5 Three Prose Romances, 6 Plays, 7 Conclusion; Part II. Nothing Left to Sing?; 8 Poems and Satires 1955-1962: (i) Short Peoms, (ii) Long Autobiographical Poems; 9 Flight to Africa (1963), 10 Mnemosyne Lay In Dust (1966), 11 Last Poems 1967-1974, 12 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index^R

When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks Book

When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks


  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Date : 2020-10-06
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781487008437

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Now available after over four decades, the first collection of short fiction from bestselling author and Barbadian-born Canadian luminary Austin Clarke — winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and the Trillium Book Award for his novel The Polished Hoe — is a vital, lyrical, and provocative exploration of the Black immigrant experience in Canada. Originally issued in 1971, Austin Clarke’s first published collection of eleven remarkable stories showcases his groundbreaking approach to chronicling the Caribbean diaspora experience in Canada. Characters move through the mire of working life, of establishing a home for themselves, of reconciling with what and who they left behind — all the while contending with a place in which their bone-chilling reception is both social and atmospheric. In lyrical, often racy, and wholly unforgettable prose, Clarke portrays a set of provocative, scintillating portraits of the psychological realities faced by people of colour in a society so often lauded for its geniality and openness.