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autobiography ofmy mother

Jamaica Kincaid

autobiography ofmy mother

by Jamaica Kincaid

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Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- Dominica -- Fiction.,
  • Dominica -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJamaica Kincaid.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9275.A583
    The Physical Object
    Pagination228 p. :
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21331488M
    ISBN 100374107319

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The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry.

An Autobiography ofmy mother book Book with Buzz: "The Second Home" by Christina Clancy "A sure-footed ode to the strength of family, the depth of loss, and the power of forgiveness." Cited by: The Autobiography of My Mother, which took Kincaid five years to write, has received wide recognition, shooting to bestseller lists across the country, and is regarded as her finest novel yet.

When Kincaid is not busy raising her two children or obsessing in her garden, her favorite pastime, she is teaching both fiction writing and English at. The Autobiography of My Mother book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Gerda Stein is a brilliant, successful civil libertie /5. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes. The Autobiography autobiography ofmy mother book My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution.

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The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica.

Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to Written: Kincaid's book Autobiography of My Mother is the story of a young girl who grows up motherless and unloved.

Xuela's mom kills herself after the girl's birth. All but abandoned by her father, Xuela grows up subject to the cold and harsh hand of a laundress whom her father pays to take care of her. As she matures, Xuela learns to fend for herself. The Autobiography of My Mother offers a first-person, retrospective account of Xuela Richardson’s struggle, over the course of her life, to reconcile with the early loss of her mother.

As a. Autobiography of My Mother is a powerful, mesmerizing, and other-worldy tale of Xuela, a woman of Dominica, West Indies, who is a worthy subject for Kincaid's musical cadences and rapturous prose. Boy, can this woman write - and she infuses all her prose with the lilting voices of her by: Kincaid's ambitious new novel of Caribbean life (after Lucy,etc.) begins with the tantalizing promise of a memorable story about strong mothers and daughters—but then turns into a rhetorical riff on familiar ills of our time.

Now in her 70s, Xuela, whose mother died in childbirth, tells of a life irrevocably shaped by a woman she never knew and by the children she herself never had.

The Autobiography of My Mother Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. The book is pensive and reflective on the protagonist's own life, instead of her relationships.

Kincaid's new and long-awaited novel is a powerful and unforgettable story of loss, longing, loving, and survival that resonants with the proud insurgence of the human will.

The story of Xuela, whose mother dies at the moment she is born, presents an indeliable portrait of an angry woman (New York Times) most comparable, perhaps, to Camus' The Stranger (Washington Post Book World)/5(12).

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Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the /5(12).

Autobiography of My Mother is a powerful, mesmerizing, and other-worldy tale of Xuela, a woman of Dominica, West Indies, who is a worthy subject for Kincaid's musical cadences and rapturous prose. Boy, can this woman write - and she infuses all her prose with the lilting voices of her compatriots/5(69).

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The autobiography of my mother. [Jamaica Kincaid] -- The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion.

Finally. The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid,Plume edition, in English About the Book. The West Indian narrator vents her bitterness at the unhappy life fate dealt her--mother died in childbirth, father ignored her, stepmother tried to kill her, at school she had an abortion. Finally, she married a white doctor, but it was Cited by: From the recipient of the Clifton Fadiman Medal, an unforgettable novel of one womans courageous coming-of-agePowerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaids novel is the deeply charged story of a womans life on the island of Dominica.

Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and.