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Palace Of The Peacock

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 9780571308781
Genre : Fiction
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Palace of the Peacock, the first of Wilson Harris's many novels, was published in 1960, just one year after his arrival in Britain from Guyana. In a richly metaphorical style, the book sets out the themes Wilson continues to develop in his writing to this day: the ability of the imaginative consciousness to create worlds where disparate cultures and traditions are fused. Donne, an ambitious skipper, leads a multiracial crew up an unnamed river in the rainforest. He is searching for the indigenous people of the forest to exploit as cheap labour on his plantation. But the journey is beset with obstacles, and as the crew progress and their relationships develop, it takes on a more spiritual significance, culminating with the crew and the forest folk finding sanctuary and resolution in the visionary Palace of the Peacock.
Category: Fiction

Exploring The Palace Of The Peacock

Author : Joyce Sparer Adler
ISBN : 9766401403
Genre : Literary Collections
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Joyce Sparer Adler lived in Guyana for five years teaching at the University of Guyana, where she developed a lifelong interest in the Guyanese novelist, poet and surveyor Wilson Harris. Her profoundly insightful essays on Harris's books, originally published in various journals, are collected for the first time in this volume and now available to a wider audience.
Category: Literary Collections

The Naked Design

Author : Hena Maes-Jelinek
ISBN : UOM:39015032987565
Genre : Fiction
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Heartland

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 1845230965
Genre : Fiction
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With themes of ecological mismanagement in the wild areas of Guyana, this visionary novel follows Zechariah Stevenson, the son of a wealthy Georgetown businessman, while he works as the watchman at a timber factory deep within the interior. Isolated in the forest and having endured a fraud scandal, the mysterious death of his father, and the disappearance of his mistress, Zechariah begins a journey of self-discovery as he deconstructs previously held certainties about life by losing himself in nature. An immensely sensuous evocation of Guyanese flora and fauna, this novel is a profound plea for an ecological vision of mankind's relationship to nature.
Category: Fiction

Theatre Of The Arts

Author : Hena Maes-Jelinek
ISBN : 9042014105
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume celebrates Wilson Harris's eightieth birthday and more than fifty years of creative writing. The most original and profound writer of the Caribbean, he has revolutionized the art of fiction and its language. He has himself contributed to this volume, and several Caribbean writers of a younger generation – Cyril Dabydeen, Fred D'Aguiar, Andrew Jefferson-Miles, Mark McWatt, Caryl Phillips, Lawrence Scott – pay tribute here to his genius. The essays are by critics from the Caribbean, Britain, the United States and continental Europe who have long admired and explored his work. They cover the various genres of Harris's writing, his poetry, fiction and criticism, and deal with major aspects of his work, bringing out its relevance to the contemporary context of violence in the world, its modernity, and its contribution to the renewal of the humanities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Romantic Revisions In Novels From The Americas

Author : Lauren Rule Maxwell
ISBN : 9781557536419
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Returning to British Romantic poetry allows the novels to extend the Romantic poetics of landscape that traditionally considered the British subject's relation to place. By recasting Romantic poetics in the Americas, these novels show how negotiations of identity and power are defined by the legacies of British imperialism, illustrating that these nations, their peoples, and their works of art are truly postcolonial. While many postcolonial scholars and critics have dismissed the idea that Romantic poetry can be used to critique colonialism, Maxwell suggests that, on the contrary, it has provided contemporary writers across the Americas with a means of charting the literary and cultural legacies of British imperialism in the New World. The poems of the British Romantics offer postcolonial writers particularly rich material, Maxwell argues, because they characterize British influence at the height of the British empire.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Infinite Rehearsal

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 0571148859
Genre : Fiction
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Tells the story of Robin Redbreast Glass, a ghost reluctant to leave the world.
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The Dark Jester

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 0571206085
Genre : Peru
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Wilson Harris is one of the truly unique literary talents of the Caribbean. His novel The Dark Jester recounts Pizarro's conquest of Peru in a fictional meditation on the encounter between Spanish colonial ambition and Inca civilisation and the spiritual and cultural consequences of this meeting. Harris imagines a dialogue, implicit and explicit, between the conquistador and Atahualpa, the ruler of the Incas, being held to ransom until a room is filled with golden artefacts brought from all over the kingdom. Implicit in this, is the author's ambition to reclaim as a source of inspiration, not only the history and pre-history of the Americas, but the very landscape itself.
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The Guyana Quartet

Author : Wilson Harris
ISBN : 0571259669
Genre : Guyana
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The Guyana Quartet is Wilson Harris's collection of novels comprising Palace of the Peacock, The Far Journey of Oudin, The Whole Armour and The Secret Ladder.In Palace of the Peacock, a tale of a doomed crew beating their way up-river through the jungles of Guyana, can be traced the poetic vision, themes and designs of Harris's subsequent work. It was described in The Times as displaying 'that staggering ebullience of language we have begun to recognize in West Indian writers'.
Category: Guyana

A Cuckoo In The Peacock Palace

Author : Gary Beesley
ISBN : 1906791546
Genre : Rdo-rje-śugs-Idan-rtsal (Buddhist deity)
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This text is a contemporary history of a Western neo-Buddhist movement, the New Kadampa tradition, and an examination of its roots in the 18th century Tibetan cult of Dorje Shugden worship.
Category: Rdo-rje-śugs-Idan-rtsal (Buddhist deity)