Jamaica Kincaid's works include, Mr Potter, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, a memoir. She lives in Bennington, Vermont. show more
Jamaica Kincaid's works include, Mr Potter, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, a memoir. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.
Birth date: May 25, 1949
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I've heard of Jamaica Kincaid for years, but I've never read her work until now. Of the titles she's written, A Small Place is not one I recall ever having been mentioned. It's a short book. It's non-fiction. It's brutally honest. And for these reasons, I think it's often skipped over. Regardless of...
BEST. SHORT. "NON-STORY". EVER.It is one paragraph long. How much genius can fit in only one paragraph? Oh, God, now I have to know this Jamaica Kincaid person. Who is she? What else has she wrote?Read it here:http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1978/06/26/girl
Annie John is the coming-of-age story of a 10 year old Antiguan girl. It’s a quick read; the thoughts of a very curious young girl obsessed with death and slowly taking in all the nuances that surround her, who becomes a highly intelligent adolescent who is uninterested in most things. Annie is very...
This book gets points for a polished, literary writing style, but it is just so short, and most of it summarized. Its eight chapters could almost work as short stories, and Kincaid’s style often involves paragraphs that go on for a page or more, with few dramatized scenes.This book is a coming-of-ag...
For realism this was really good! It read like a kind of autobiography, and it had an autobiographical charm. It described all the ins and outs of reality and contradictions and it was just very human. Not lively, exaggerated, or cartoon-y material! Very subdued, like real life.