"Homeric Resonances: Longing and Belonging in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams." in Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home.
The British Caribbean, developing its national literature after 1945, made its own contribution in the folk dialect novel: Vic Reid’s 1966). James (Trinidad) and the poetry of Derek Walcott (St. He manages to discover his idyllic world on a hacienda in Mexico where, after falling in love with the rancher's beautiful daughter, he must pay harsh prices for realizing his ideal.(1958) by Oakley Hall: Hall's masterful reworking of the gunfight at the O. Corral flies in the face of convention, and its account of violence in a fictional cattle town feels all-too real.The letters and speeches of Toussaint-Louverture, the Haitian general and liberator, indicate that from at least the end of the 18th century the Caribbean was conscious of its cultural identity.It was not until the 1920s, however, that the challenge of a distinctive literary form was accepted.