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The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective Hardcover – May 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr (Tx) (May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822312255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822312253
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,460,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"Benitez-Rojo's book . . . will be an indispensable source for scholars and critics who venture into life, art, and literature of the chaotic Caribbean."
--Julio Matas," Cuban Studies"

"In "The Repeating Island," Benitez-rojo offers a daring yet convincing theory of the Caribbean in which he applies the scientific ideas associate with Chaos. . . . A masterpiece."
--William Luis," Callaloo"

"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" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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