Indigo or Mapping the Waters

by Marina Warner | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 009915451x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Simson-Shilitoe of Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on 3/3/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by Simson-Shilitoe from Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Sunday, March 03, 2013
From Publishers Weekly
The award-winning British novelist (The Lost Father) and feminist critic (Monuments and Maidens) produces a tour de force with this lavishly imaginative and sophisticated work.

Invading and colonizing The Tempest , she restores Sycorax, Shakespeare's "blue-eyed hag," to power on an indigo-producing Caribbean island at the time of its 17th-century "discovery" by the British.

While Prospero remains unidentified, Caliban and Ariel are her foster children; Miranda is born three centuries later in WW II London, a descendant of the island's British conqueror.

But invasion--literary, political, sexual--constitutes only one of many themes. An epigraph, from Derek Walcott's Omeros, begins, "Men take their colors as the trees do from their native soil";

this novel's sections, named after colors (like the novel itself), take their hues from Warner's ineffably sensuous descriptions of the island, suggesting a non-chronological approach to historical narrative--the indigo-stained Sycorax's way of seeing. Into this already lush ground, Warner introduces the gripping, cannily rendered story of Miranda and her attempts to address a problematic psychological legacy and to participate in establishing a new order.

Consistently inventive, complex in its implications, this is an altogether dazzling achievement.

Journal Entry 2 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Monday, March 04, 2013
Now part of "Nattabee's EASTER Exchange Game 2013".

Journal Entry 3 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Monday, March 04, 2013

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Journal Entry 4 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Saturday, March 16, 2013
Arrived today in a box full of wonderful things as a part of Easter Exchange game 2013.
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Journal Entry 5 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Saturday, September 10, 2016
this is a 1001-listed book

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