By Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid's At the ground of the River... encouraged, lyrical brief stories
Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, lightly, into otherwise of seeing either the actual global and its elusive population. Her voice is, through turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its coverage, and it speaks of what's in part remembered partially divined. The thoughts frequently drawback a early life within the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and remodeled by way of Kincaid's exact variety and vision.
Kincaid leads her readers to contemplate, as though for the 1st time, the strong ties among mom and baby; the sweetness and destructiveness of nature; the gulf among the masculine and the female; the importance of universal things--a condominium, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human shape and our surroundings--shedding dermis, darkening a day, portray an ideal place--these tales let us know anything we did not be aware of, in a manner we hadn't expected.
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