PDF/EPUB [Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature] by Ana Rodriguez Navas
Rsive material Reading recent iction The Hispanic Anglophone And Francophone Caribbean the Hispanic Anglophone Francophone Caribbean their diasporas alongside poetry "Song Lyrics Journalism Memoirs And Political Essays "lyrics journalism memoirs and political essays Talk Deadly Talk maps gossip s place in the Caribbean and reveals its rich possibilities as both literary theme and narrative device As a means True Stories Of New England Captives Carried To Canada During The Old Fr for mediating contested narratives both public and private gossip emerges as a vital resourceor scholars and writers grappling with the region s troubled history. .
Slanders published in Trujillo era gossip columns words have been weapons elevating one person or group at the expense of another Revising the overly gendered existing critical rame Rodr guez Navas argues that gossip is a "Adversarial Practice Just As Whispers And Hearsay "practice Just as whispers and hearsay define and identities they also empower writers to skirt sanitized monolithic historical accounts by weaving versions of their nations histories this self governing discu. Chaucer called it spiritual manslaughter "Barthes And Benjamin Deemed It Linguistic Nihilism But Gossip "and Benjamin deemed it dangerous linguistic nihilism But gossip derided and dismissed by writers and is ar rom gossip derided and dismissed by writers and intellectuals is ar rom In Idle Talk Deadly TalkAna Rodr guez Navas reveals gossip to be an urgent utilitarian and deeply political practice a means of staging the narrative tensions and waging the narrative battles that mark Caribbean politics and cultureFrom the calypso singer s superficially innocent rhymes to the vicious. .