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The Dragon Can't Dance (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)


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ISBN13: 9780892552726
ISBN10: 0892552727
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Carnival takes on social and political importance in this recognized classic. The people of the shantytown Calvary Hill, usually invisible to the rest of society, join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during Carnival. Aldrick, the dashing "king of the Hill," becomes a glorious, dancing dragon; his lovely Sylvia, a princess; Fisheye, rebel idealist, a fierce steel band contestant; and Philo, Calypso songwriter, a star. Then a business sponsors Fisheye's band, Philo gets a hit song, and Sylvia leaves the Hill with a prosperous older man. For Aldrick, it will take one more masquerade--this time, involving guns and hostages--before the illusion of power becomes reality.


Lovelace's classic novel of Carnival.

About the Author

A statesman of Caribbean letters, Earl Lovelace is the author of five novels and many plays and essays. He lives in his native Trinidad and is presently on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

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Mars3, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Mars3)
This book is definitely the best book I've read in the last 10 years. It rivals my favorite book of all time, Middlemarch, in the author's ability to fully render his characters' interior lives.
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dreamon97, May 14, 2006 (view all comments by dreamon97)
I read "The Dragon Can't Dance" as a part of my studies in Caribbean Literature and it was an intriguing experience. The novel throbs with vibrant images of characters who are caught in the spirit of carnival. Aldrick's need "To be Dragon and Man" is a poignant echo of a Caribbean desire to assert an identity.
The novel is a great read!
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Lovelace, Earl
Persea Books
Literature-A to Z
Karen and Michael Braziller Books
Publication Date:
7.38x4.56x.72 in. .52 lbs.

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