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Ramchand, Kenneth. THE WEST INDIAN NOVEL AND ITS BACKGROUND. London: Faber & Faber, (1970.) Hardcover First Edition


First printing. The first complete examination of the West Indian novel to be published - both a critical study of fiction mostly published in the 20th century by writers from the West Indies and about the West Indies - and a historical study of the growth of literacy and cultural influences on this literature. . Based on the West Indian author's thesis for his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. Includes chapters on Roger Mais, Naipul's "A House for Mr Biswas" and a long section on Claude McKay, both the first West Indian novelist of African origin and one of the first to become an exile. Bibliographies - author, chronological and secondary. Index. 295 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. .ISBN # 0-571088252 

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