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Encyclopedia of Caribbean literature; 2v.


Encyclopedia of Caribbean literature; 2v.

Ed. by Danilo H. Figueredo.

Greenwood Pr.


962 pages




Aimed at students and general readers, this two-volume reference provides background information on a wide range of Caribbean literature. Arranged alphabetically, most of the more than 700 cross-referenced entries are devoted to individual authors. These feature a biographical profile, a brief analysis of the writer's key works, and a summary of the themes he or she addresses. Other entries cover literary genres, historical figures, cultural leaders, and various special topics. Each entry concludes with a list of relevant books, articles, and websites, and some are also accompanied by a b&w author photo. Editor Figueredo is director of the Bloomfield College Library in New Jersey.

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