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My Brother

Kincaid, Jamaica

Edité par Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997
ISBN 10: 0374216819 / ISBN 13: 9780374216818
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Titre : My Brother

Éditeur : Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

Description :

First Edition (first printing). The second non-fiction work by the author of AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER, the story of her brother -- which is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua. Fine/Finer. Signed by Kincaid on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 14943

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Synopsis : Jamaica Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother Devon Drew's life is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother. Kincaid's unblinking record of a life that ed too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

Critique: Compassion only occasionally lightens the grim tone of Jamaica Kincaid's searing account of her younger brother Devon's 1996 death from AIDS. As in novels such as Annie John, Kincaid is ruthlessly honest about her ambivalence toward the impoverished Caribbean nation from which she fled, her restrictive family, and the culture that imprisoned Devon. That honesty, which includes chilling detachment from her brother's suffering, is sometimes alienating. But art has its own justifications. The bitter clarity of Kincaid's prose and the tangled, undeniably human feelings it lucidly dissects are justification enough.

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