From Library Journal
Chaos theory claims that within the disorder represented by nature, there are repeating regularities. Cuban writer Benitez-Rojo uses this premise to argue that, despite the Caribbean's disorder of geography, language, and politics, a repeating order exists. As a historian and literary critic, the author examines the writings of Bartolome de las Casas, Nicolas Guillen, Fernando Ortiz, Alejo Carpentier, and others. The result is a redefinition of the Caribbean culture. Benitez-Rojo (Romance languages, Amherst) is the author of numerous works of fiction and criticism. Recommended for scholars.- Joanne Snapp, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond
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"Benitez-Rojo . . . has created an immensely rich and original book. . . . "The Repeating Island" is driven by a need, unstated but pressing . . . to turn the scholarship on the Caribbean inside out." --Barbara Einzig, "Voice Literary Supplement"
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