Kincaid, Jamaica Talk Stories

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Talk Stories

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Kincaid found a unique voice, at once in sync with the quintessential elite insider's magazine, and (though unsigned) all her own - wonderingly alive to the ironies and screwball details that characterized her adopted city. She meets Miss Jamaica, visiting from Kingston, and watches Tammy Wynette autograph a copy of Lattimore's Odyssey; she learns about the worlds of publishing and partying, of fashion and popular music. Talk Stories also records Kincaid's development as a young writer - the newcomer who sensitively records her impressions here takes root to become one of our most respected authors (2001-07-30)

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A collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town", composed during the time when she arrived in the United States from Antigua, form 1978 to 1983. (2001-07-30)

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TALK STORIES is a collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writings for the New Yorker column 'Talk of the Town', her first impressions of New York after her arrival from Antigua. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once in sync with editor William Shawn's tone for the quintessential elite insiders' magazine, and also all her own - wonderingly alive to the ironies and screwball details that characterised her adopted city.

She learns the worlds of publishing and partying, of fashion and popular music, and how to call a cauliflower a crudite. The book also records Kincaid's development as a young writer - the newcomer who sensitively records here her impressions takes root to become one of our most respected authors.

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