By Tatiana A. Tagirova-Daley
Claude McKay’s releasing Narrative: Russian and Anglophone Caribbean Literary Connections examines McKay’s look for an unique kind of literary expression that begun in Jamaica and endured in his next travels overseas. Newly stumbled on examine bearing on his presence in different Russian periodicals, magazines, and literary diaries brings new gentle to the writer’s contribution to the Soviet figuring out of African American and Caribbean concerns and his attainable impression on Yevgeny Zamyatin, the author he met in the course of his 1922 - 1923 stopover at to Russia. the first concentration of this booklet is Claude McKay and his confident reception of Alexander Pushkin, Feodor Dostoyevsky, and Leo Tolstoy, the nineteenth-century Russian writers who prompted his literary profession and enabled him to discover an answer to his difficulty of a twin Caribbean identification. The secondary concentration of this ebook is the research of McKay’s affinity together with his Russian literary predecessors and with C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissière, his Trinidadian contemporaries, who additionally said the significance of Russian writers of their creative improvement. The publication discusses McKay as a precursor of Russian and Anglophone Caribbean hyperlinks and provides a comparative research of cross-racial, cross-national, and cross-cultural alliances among those particular but related different types of literature. Claude McKay’s releasing Narrative is extremely advised for undergraduate and graduate classes in Caribbean and comparative literature at North American, eu, Caribbean, and African universities.
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