Jamaica Kincaid Talk Stories

ISBN 13: 9780099426820

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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"I recently reread all eighty-five of Kincaid's 'Talk' stories, and I was surprised by what I found in them--surprised, delighted, and, most of all, embarassed for my younger self... It's taken me a few years to appreciate that there are times when it's enough for writing, like sleep and sex, to exist just for the pleasure it gives." --Craig Seligman, "The Threepenny Review"
"From the collection's first piece ... the reader is snared by the simplicity, directness and unvarnished truthfulness of formidable talent alrady realized."
--Margaret Fichtner, "Miami Herald "
"Fresh, risky, improvisational and hard-to-categorize writing, the fruit of a remarkable understanding between a seasoned editor and a nervy new writer, is rare and precious, and best appreciated here, where each provocative essay plays against the others, no longer anonymous." --Donna Seaman, "Chicago Tribune"
From the collection's first piece ... the reader is snared by the simplicity, directness and unvarnished truthfulness of formidable talent alrady realized.

I recently reread all eighty-five of Kincaid's 'Talk' stories, and I was surprised by what I found in them--surprised, delighted, and, most of all, embarassed for my younger self... It's taken me a few years to appreciate that there are times when it's enough for writing, like sleep and sex, to exist just for the pleasure it gives. "Craig Seligman, The Threepenny Review"

From the collection's first piece ... the reader is snared by the simplicity, directness and unvarnished truthfulness of formidable talent alrady realized. "Margaret Fichtner, Miami Herald "

Fresh, risky, improvisational and hard-to-categorize writing, the fruit of a remarkable understanding between a seasoned editor and a nervy new writer, is rare and precious, and best appreciated here, where each provocative essay plays against the others, no longer anonymous. "Donna Seaman, Chicago Tribune""

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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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