Selvon


Selvon
Selvon
 
['selvən], Samuel Dickson, trinidad. Schriftsteller, * Süd-Trinidad 20. 5. 1923; Journalist, seit 1954 freier Schriftsteller; lebte ab 1950 in England, seit 1978 in Kanada. In seinen Romanen, deren Protagonisten humorvolle Lebensweisheit als Überlebensstrategie einsetzen, schildert er kulturelle und soziale Probleme der Karibik (»A brighter sun«, 1952) sowie karibische Immigranten in England (»The lonely Londoners«, 1956). Seine Verwendung einer modifizierten karibischen Kreolsprache weist ihn als Vorläufer gegenwärtiger Tendenzen der karibischen Literatur aus.
 
Weitere Werke: Romane: Ways of sunlight (1957); Turn again Tiger (1958); The plains of Caroni (1970); Moses ascending (1975); Moses migrating (1983).
 
Sonstige Prosa: Foreday morning. Selected prose 1946-1986 (1989).
 
 
Critical perspectives on S. S., hg. v. S. Nasta (Washington, D. C., 1988).

Universal-Lexikon. 2012.

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