Author Affiliation, Ana.
Literatures in English; Faculty of Arts and Education
Belittling the great tradition, in good humour
The comic vision in West Indian literature: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on West Indian Literature
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Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago
Printed by Printex Converters
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Looks at the use of humour and comedy in West Indian literature to make fun of English/Clasical literature and to examine the relationship between the two literatures. Argues that the self-aware, self-possessed ability to make play with the 'Great Tradition' marks a point of sophistication in the self-realisation of West Indian literature and consequently an enlarging and refining or redefining of the idea of tradition.....