eBook Angel epub

by Merle Collins

eBook Angel epub
  • ISBN: 0704350351
  • Author: Merle Collins
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd (October 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1819 kb
  • FB2 size 1267 kb
  • Formats lit txt mobi lrf


Merle Collins’s most popular book is The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories.

Merle Collins’s most popular book is The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Books by Merle Collins. Showing 14 distinct works.

Merle Collins is a professor of comparative literature and English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Angel, Because the Dawn Breaks, The Colour of Forgetting, Rain Darling, and Rotten Pomerack. Her critical works have appeared in From My Guy to Sci-Fi: Genre and Women's Writing in the Postmodern World and Slavery and Abolition. Her literary work has appeared in Penguin Modern Poets Volume 8 and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories.

Merle Collins (born 29 September 1950 in Aruba) is a distinguished Grenadian poet and short story writer. Collins' parents are from Grenada, where they returned from Aruba shortly after her birth. Her primary education was in St George's, Grenada. She later studied at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, earning degrees in English and Spanish in 1972. She then taught history and Spanish in Grenada for two years and subsequently in St Lucia.

I had to purchase this book for a literature class and would encourage others to read it. It was a very educational and historic story of the Grenadian revolution as well as the story of women in that era.

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Merle Collins was born in 1950 in Aruba, an island in the Lesser Antilles, not far off the Venezuelan coast. In 1987, she published her first novel 'Angel’, which follows the lives of both Angel and the Grenadian people as they struggle for independence

Merle Collins was born in 1950 in Aruba, an island in the Lesser Antilles, not far off the Venezuelan coast. She was taken to Grenada shortly after her birth. She graduated in English and Spanish from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and returned to Grenada where she taught History and Spanish. In 1987, she published her first novel 'Angel’, which follows the lives of both Angel and the Grenadian people as they struggle for independence. She continued to public novels and poetry collections. She is currently Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of Maryland. Popular Merle Collins songs. Where the Scattering Began.

Author of Angel, Rain Darling, Watchers and seekers, Because the Dawn Breaks!, Watchers and seekers, Lady . Together, let's build an Open Library for the World.

Author of Angel, Rain Darling, Watchers and seekers, Because the Dawn Breaks!, Watchers and seekers, Lady in a Boat, Rotten pomerack, Butterfly. Showing all works by author. Would you like to see only ebooks? Angel.

Source for information on Collins, Merle 1950–: Black Literature Criticism: Classic and Emerging Authors since . ‘Sense Make befoh Book’: Grenadian Popular Culture and the Rhetoric of Revolution in Merle Collins's Angel and The Colour of Forgetting.

Source for information on Collins, Merle 1950–: Black Literature Criticism: Classic and Emerging Authors since 1950 dictionary. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999.

Leander Merle Collins. Education was his life - educating anyone who would stand still long enough on how to handle a ball (any kind) to writing state regulations for Scools. He was well-known and highly regarded in the Oklahoma athletic arena.

Comments: (4)
Preve
I had to purchase this book for a literature class and would encourage others to read it. It was a very educational and historic story of the Grenadian revolution as well as the story of women in that era.
krot
Book was in excellent condition
anonymous
A gorgeous book. I found it at the library and knowing almost nothing about Grenada (except that the US had invaded when I was a small child) I still found myself completely engrossed in the powerful story and beautiful language. The story is of one young girl's "coming of age" and that is very universal except that it also includes the theme of the country of Grenada coming of age politically as well. I had no problem reading the patwa dialogue in the book. I think because the author doesn't use a lot of patwa terms, but instead just sentence structure and pronunciation, it is accessible to all standard english speakers after a few pages (similarly to the slang language used in "A Clockwork Orange."). Furthermore the patwa really adds insight into the mindset of the characters. I would recommend this book as very accessible to anybody who has ever traveled to any caribbean island or listened to reggae music and worth the (minimal effort) to understand the patwa to everyone else. I think the book it is most like is "The Bread Givers" but it also reminds me a lot of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." It has the same elegant simplicity as those works and incredibly strong characters and story. Though it was written for adults it is also a good choice as a YA book.
Even though it's been years since I read this book I still find myself thinking about it all the time. It's a shame that it never found a wider audience but as it will stand the test of time and I think eventually be recognized for the modern classic it is.
inform
If it wasn't for the fact that the U.S. invasion of Grenada has been horribly neglected in fiction, this review of ANGEL might not appear here at all. But it is important that the invasion be remembered - especially by a Grenadian. But that is not totally what ANGEL is about. It is the story of a family in Grenada, but is is also the story of the community surrounding the family and the country surrounding the community. It is about life, love, and the pursuit of politics. The book spans at least a quarter of a century, but would be more effective if an entire century had been used, or perhaps even the opposite extreme: a one-month period. Twenty-five years in under three-hundred pages is difficult at best, and there is a sense that Collins has failed with what she really wanted to do. Description in general seems to be the downfall of Collins' writing. The main problem with the book is the extent to which conversation is used to control and direct the plot, almost to the point where the reader is crying out for a paragraph or two of descriptive writing. Dialogue is in Grenadian dialect which seems inconsistent in the way it is rendered and dense to the point where even those familiar with Grenada may find themselves turning to the glossary. A very difficult read, but perhaps worth the attempt for those interested in hearing a bit of the Grenadian side of the U.S. invasion.
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