Books: Current & Various: Jan. 28, 1966

FROM THE GREEN ANTILLES edited and introduced by Barbara Howes. 368 pages. Macmillan. $6.95.

St.-John Perse (Seamarks) was born on an islet off Guadeloupe. Edgar Mittelholzer (Shadows Move Among Them) came from British Guiana. V. S. Naipaul (A House for Mr. Biswas) grew up in Trinidad. George Lamming (In the Castle of My Skin) is a Barbadian. In the last generation, a torrent of literary talent has come surging out of the Caribbean like a Gulf Stream of the spirit. In the new generation, the stream has been strengthened by a number of remarkable young writers—among them an important lyric poet (Derek...

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