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Caribbean Literature: Find Books


Subject Headings

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By country and period:

  • Caribbean literature (English)--History and criticism
  • West Indian literature (English)--History and Criticism
  • Bermudan literature--19th century
  • Haitian literature--Women authors
  • Cuban fiction--20th century
  • Dominican literature

By genre:

  • Haitian drama
  • Cuban fiction
  • Theater--Jamaica
  • Autobiographies--Women writers
  • Exiles, writing, Haiti
  • Caribbean fiction--Women authors

By individual author's name:

  • Rhys, Jean
  • Alvarez, Julia

    By individual literary work:

    •  Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea

    By theme:

    • Passing (Identity) in literature
    • Caribbean Area in literature
    • Women in literature
    • Racisim in literature
    • Race relations in literature
    • Cuba in literature

    Background information:

    • Haiti--Social Life and Customs
    • Caribbean Area--Civilization--20th century
    • Caribbean Area--Civilization--African influences
    • Caribbean Area--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
    • Cuba--Intellectual Life--20th century
    • West Indies--Ethnic relations
    • Caribbean area--History--17th century
    • Caribbean, French speaking--Race relations
    • Literature and society--Jamaica--History--19th century