Talk:Jamaica Kincaid

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William Shawn[edit]

I don't think the implication of this phrasing is that William Shawn wrote her books--it's just significant because she met her husband through her boss, who is also a literary figure of note. Kincaid's work at the New Yorker is pretty famous (it's where she published Lucy and "Girl", for starters) and probably deserving of a whole section here. So, I went ahead and restored the sentence.

The article could use some serious expansion, though, which might help put that factoid into more perspective; it's been on my to-do list for a long time, but I never seem to get around to it. You up for it? --Dvyost 20:57, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

Another anon removed poor Allen from Kincaid's life, and again, pending discussion I've put him back--see above. This article remains in bad need of expansion to put all this in perspective, but I think the key is going to be adding material rather than removing it. --Dvyost 16:25, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Subject person?[edit]

Why is subject person linked? What would that article be about if it were an article? Chick Bowen 03:37, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

No idea; I think I'll remove it for now and then someone can relink if necessary later. --Khazar 06:37, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Conversion to Judaism?[edit]

The List of Caribbean Jews article has Jamaica Kincaid listed as a convert to Judaism. Does anyone have information confirming this? If so, it is something that is surely important enough to warrant inclusion in this article. Israelite9191 05:10, 5 June 2007 (UTC) She has mentioned her conversion in a published article, I think in the New York Times.--

Early LIfe[edit]

As a former employer, mentor, and friend, I added detail to her early life.--

Dead links[edit]

The last two external links are apparently dead. They should be removed or updated, but I could not find replacements. Wilson44691 (talk) 19:39, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Revising Entry[edit]

I am currently revising the entire article and will add themes and criticism and praise as sub sections under writing. Redwellie14 (talk) 16:04, 14 June 2013 (UTC)