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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Kathleen DeGuzman This essay argues for an archipelagic rethinking of Jean Rhys’s novel Wide Sargasso Sea , which has long had an uneasy fit into the category of Caribbean literature. It does so by drawing from archipelagic studies and its distinction between islands as discrete, closed-off...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 87–104.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Vivian Nun Halloran Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Race, Creole, and National Identities in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge Vivian Nun Halloran As postmodern historical novels dramatizing slavery and its legacy in the anglophone Carib- bean islands, Jean Rhys’s...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 90–94.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Passage, 2007. Collage and gouache on paper, 12 x 9 in. The paintings and collages in this exhibition have been selected from work produced in my studio in Trinidad between 2006 and 2007. A previous series called Wide Sargasso Sea used as its basic visual language a type of hard-edged geometrical...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 92–97.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., who a few years earlier had written her dissertation on George Lamming and had a strong background in Caribbean fiction, joined us to reconfigure the “call” as the basis of a new journal. We reconvened the graduate students, Janet's suggestion that we appropriate “Sargasso” from Jean Rhys's Wide...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
... radically renders William Shakespeare's Tempest in Une tempête ; and Derek Walcott translates, in Omeros , the Aegean Sea to the Caribbean. As Rocío Sumillera has indicated, cultural translation can then trigger questions of an interlingual nature as, for instance, Wide Sargasso Sea is translated...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 July 2009
...,” she pursues her own tastes, repudiating the “laced up English clothes” of her mother’s choosing as she does the proprieties of an English courtship and marriage (64). Like Antoinette in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, Morea is passionately attached to, and identified with, her beautiful tropical...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2012
... who is repeated across many of Stoddart's works. Bertha is the white creole woman, misunderstood and abused. She is Bertha Antoinette Mason in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and the white cockroach of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea . She is Michelle Cliff's “Madwoman in the Back Room.” 9 She...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 226–236.
Published: 01 November 2023
...” accents in Downton Abbey are very specific to class and context within England despite the Rochester figure in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea sneering at Antoinette’s manner of speech as un-English. 8 Although John Skinner’s study of New Englishes in the British Empire encompasses anglophone...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (2): 93–110.
Published: 01 September 2003
... ssmallmall all odds) if they unite and work together. Lilla and Vel, in other words, possibly unlike aaxexe Antoinette and Tia (if one agrees with Brathwaite can indeed be friends. In fact, the echoes of Wide Sargasso Sea³⁴ resonate frequently and determinedly throughout Lilla’s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 52–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., some of my earliest readings in literature were books by Chinua Achebe, Samuel Selvon, and Michael Anthony. In school we read Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre but also Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. That there were Caribbean literature and history was for me self-evident. But a more conscious...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 18–32.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Indian alienation from the imperial metropole in Samuel Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners ; the return trip from London in Naipaul’s The Middle Passage ; the White planter’s unease in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea ; the Morant Bay Rebellion of Victor Reid’s New Day or Sylvia Wynter’s play 1865: Ballad...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the Dispossessed: Derek Walcott’s Omeros (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997), 37. 30. There are a variety of precedents for depictions of natural disavowal. In Caribbean literature specifically, Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea comes to mind—the landscape of Dominica becoming almost an additional...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2005
... with their European heritage, but a lot remains to be said on this diffi cult negotiation. 20. Margaret K. Bass, “Race Class and Gender in Four West Indian Novels: Pitch Lake, Corentyne Th under, Th e Hills Were Joyful Togetherr, Wide Sargasso Sea,” in Imagination, Emblems and Expressions: Essays on Latin...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to Anténor Firmin's rewriting of Joseph Arthur, comte de Gobineau in De l'égalité des races humaines ; from Aimé Césaire's revolutionizing of Shakespeare in Une tempête to Jean Rhys's taking on Charlotte Brontë in Wide Sargasso Sea and to Maryse Condé's Caribbeanization of Emily Brontë's Wuthering...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 February 2008
... in Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Phillips’s Cambridge” Small Axe no. 21 (October 2006): 87–104. 34. Renan, “What is a Nation?” 19. 35. Ibid. SX25 • February 2008 • Corinna McLeod | 87 Place becomes, therefore, an unlikely dirge...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 250–259.
Published: 01 March 2017
...' college. The collaborators have received funding from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and they “hope to increase the visibility of LGBT Caribbean lives on screen.” 4 If it is widely distributed, this film could become a major intervention. Author Dennis-Benn made waves in social media...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 58–73.
Published: 01 July 2013
... of the Peacock (1960; repr., London: Faber and Faber, 2010); Derek Walcott, The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993); Olive Senior, Gardening in the Tropics (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1994); Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea , ed., Judith L. Raiskin (New York: W...
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Small Axe (2001) 5 (2): 41–59.
Published: 01 September 2001
... very important in this regard. If iguanas and plantains risk exoticizing the Caribbean à la How Stella Got Her Groove Back or Wide Sargasso Sea, perhaps conversations about Rita Dove’s fi ction serve to balance things out: not just tourists but the natives, too, enjoy...