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The Resource Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid

Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid

Label
Annie John
Title
Annie John
Statement of responsibility
Jamaica Kincaid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice-urgent, demanding to be heard-is one that will not soon be forgotten by readers. An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kincaid, Jamaica
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561
LC item number
.I425A55*eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage girls
  • Fiction
  • Antigua
Label
Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Noonday pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (148 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466837782
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00103279
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A134648D-B015-4963-90DC-5119A90B0A8E
System control number
  • 2080863
  • (OCoLC)861510680
  • (OCoLC)ocn861510680
  • 2080863
Label
Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Noonday pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (148 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466837782
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00103279
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A134648D-B015-4963-90DC-5119A90B0A8E
System control number
  • 2080863
  • (OCoLC)861510680
  • (OCoLC)ocn861510680
  • 2080863

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