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Early Writing: Contributions to Kyk-Over-Al (1945-1961)

This bibliography of Wilson Harris's early writing was compiled by Reinhard W. Sander and was published in Hena Maes-Jelinek, ed., Commonwealth Literature and the Modern World (Brussels: Didier, 1975), pp. 175-176; rpt. in Hena Maes-Jelinek, Wilson Harris (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982), pp. 180-181.
  • 'Tell Me Trees! What Are You Whispering?' (Poem), 1 (December 1945), p. 10. Also 19 (Year-end 1954), pp. 91-92.
  • 'Tomorrow' (Fiction), 1 (December 1945), pp. 30-34.
  • 'Savannah Lands' (Poem)(June 1946), p. 8. Also 19 (Year-end 1954), p. 76.
  • 'Words Written Before Sunset' (Poem), 3 (December 1946), p. 9.
  • 'Studies in Realism' (Poems), 4 (June 1947), pp. 7-8.
  • 'Fences Upon the Earth' (Fiction), 4 (June 1947), pp. 20-21.
  • 'Quiet's Event' (Poem), 5 (December 1947), p. 8.
  • 'Green Is the Colour of the World' (Poem), 6 (June 1948), pp. 7-8.
  • 'The Guiana Book by A.J. Seymour' (Review), 7 (December 1948), pp. 37-40.
  • 'In Memoriam 1948' (Poem), 7 (December 1948), p. 6.
  • 'Spring Equinox' (Poem), 8 (June 1949), pp. 5-6.
  • 'Palace of the Stillborn' (Poem), 9 (December 1949), p. 19.
  • 'The Reality of Trespass' (Non-fiction), 9 (December 1949), pp. 21-22.
  • 'Review' (On Denis Williams's Paintings), 9 (December 1949), p. 32.
  • 'Art and Criticism' (Non-fiction), 13 (Year-end 1951), pp. 202-205.
  • 'Orpheus' (Poem), 14 (Mid-year 1952), p. 38.
  • 'Other Dimensions' (Poem), 14 (Mid-year 1952), p. 39.
  • 'The Question of Form and Realism in the West Indian Artist' (Non-fiction), 15 (Year-end 1952), pp. 23-27; rpt. in Tradition, the Writer and Society.
  • 'The Fabulous Well' (Poems), 15 (Year-end 1952), pp. 48-55.
  • 'The Beggar is King' (Poems), 16 (Mid-year 1953), pp. 148-151.
  • 'Bim, 17 (5.17, December 1952)' (Review), 16 (Mid-year 1953), pp. 195-198.
  • 'The Spirit of Place' (Poems), 17 (Year-end 1953), pp. 228-234.
  • 'Bouquet for Burrowes' (Non-fiction), 18 (Mid-year 1954), pp. 8-9.
  • 'Banim Creek' (Extract from an unpublished novel), 18 (Mid-year 1954), pp. 36-42.
  • 'These Are the Words of an Old Man' (Poem), 19 (Year-end 1954), p. 117.
  • 'The Chorus' (Poem), 19 (Year-end 1954), pp. 128-129.
  • 'The Sun (Fourteen Poems in a Cycle)', 20 (Mid-year 1955), pp. 175-182.
  • 'Two Periods in the Work of a West Indian Artist' (On Denis Williams's Paintings), 20 (Mid-year 1955), pp. 183-187. Repr. in Charlotte Williams & Evelyn A. Williams, eds, Denis Williams: A Life in Works: New and Collected Essays (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2010), pp. 41-47.
  • 'Poems by Leo I. Austin' (Review), 20 (Mid-year 1955), pp. 205-206.
  • 'The Death of Hector, Tamer of Horses' (Poem), 22 (1957), pp. 23-24.
  • 'The Stone of the Sea' (Poem), 22 (1957), pp. 24-25.
  • 'Charcoal' (Poem), 22 (1957), p. 25. Also in Paula Burnett, ed., The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986), p. 185.
  • 'Troy' (Poem), 22 (1957), pp. 26-27.
  • 'Sun Poem XV' (Poem), 23 (May 1958), p. 7. Also in New World (Guyana Independence Issue, 1966), p. 54.
  • 'Greatness and Bitterness' (Letter to A.J. Seymour), 23 (May 1958), pp. 23.
  • 'Spirit of the Sea Wall' (Fiction), 28 (December 1961), pp. 181-183.
  • 'Laocoon', from Eternity to Season, in Paula Burnett, ed., The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986), pp. 185-186.

A. J. Seymour, the editor of Kyk-Over-Al, reprinted some of Harris's early contributions in vol. 33-34 (April 1986). These include the following poems: 'Agamemnon', pp. 30-31; 'The Death of Hector, Tamer of Horses', pp. 31-32; 'The Stone of the Sea (Ulysses to Calypso)', p. 32; 'Charcoal (epilogue to the Senses: the Heart', p. 33; 'Troy', pp. 33-35, as well as the short story 'Fences upon the Earth', pp. 86-89.

 

Poetry

  • Fetish (Guyana: Miniature Poets Series, 1951).
  • Eternity to Season (Georgetown: published privately, 1954; rpt. London: New Beacon Books, 1978). Also in Jose Antonio Jarvis, George Campbell, Basil McFarlane, R.L.C. McFarlane, John Figueroa, Peter Blackman, Wilson Harris (St Thomas, Virgin Islands: The Art Shop, 1970).
  • 'The Muse on the Trail', New World (Guyana Independence Issue, 1966) p. 45.
  • 'The Winter Christ', Three Poems, Temenos Academy Review (Spring 1999), pp. 46-49.

 

Fiction

  • Palace of the Peacock (London: Faber & Faber, 1960).
  • Palace of the Peacock (London: Faber & Faber; 1968). Paperback edition with a preface by Kenneth Ramchand.
  • Palace of the Peacock (London: Faber & Faber; 1988). Paperback edition with the author's amended 'Note on the Genesis of The Guyana Quartet'.
  • Palace of the Peacock (London: Faber & Faber; 1998). Faber Caribbean Series, with a new note by the author and an essay by Kenneth Ramchand.
  • The Far Journey of Oudin (London: Faber & Faber, 1961).
  • The Whole Armour (London: Faber & Faber, 1962).
  • The Secret Ladder (London: Faber & Faber, 1963); rpt. with minor changes in the 1985 edition of The Guyana Quartet (see below).
  • The Whole Armour and The Secret Ladder; rpt. in one volume with an 'Author's Note' (London: Faber & Faber, 1973).
  • The Guyana Quartet with a 'Note on the Genesis of The Guyana Quartet' (London: Faber & Faber; first published in this edition in 1985).
  • Heartland (London: Faber & Faber, 1964).
  • The Eye of the Scarecrow (London: Faber & Faber, 1965).
  • The Waiting Room (London: Faber & Faber, 1967).
  • Tumatumari (London: Faber & Faber, 1968).
  • Ascent to Omai (London: Faber & Faber, 1970).
  • The Sleepers of Roraima, A Carib Trilogy (London: Faber & Faber, 1970).
  • The Age of the Rainmakers (London: Faber & Faber, 1971).
  • Black Marsden (London: Faber & Faber, 1972).
  • Companions of the Day and Night (London: Faber & Faber, 1975).
  • Da Silva da Silva's Cultivated Wilderness & Genesis of the Clowns (London: Faber & Faber, 1977).
  • The Tree of the Sun (London: Faber & Faber, 1978).
  • The Angel at the Gate (London: Faber & Faber, 1982).
  • Carnival (London: Faber & Faber, 1985).
  • The Infinite Rehearsal (London: Faber & Faber, 1987).
  • The Four Banks of the River of Space (London: Faber & Faber, 1990).
  • The Carnival Trilogy (London: Faber & Faber; first published in this edition in 1993). With an introduction by the author, pp. vii-xix.
  • Resurrection at Sorrow Hill (London: Faber & Faber, 1993).
  • Jonestown (London: Faber & Faber, 1996).
  • The Dark Jester (London: Faber & Faber, 2001).
  • The Mask of the Beggar (London: Faber & Faber, 2003).
  • The Ghost of Memory (London: Faber & Faber, 2006).

  • 'Kanaima', in Black Orpheus, Anthology (Ibadan, 1964); rpt. In Kenneth Ramchand, ed., West Indian Narrative (London: Nelson, 1966), pp. 196-205; in Anna Rutherford & Donald Hannah, eds., Commonwealth Short Stories (London: Edward Arnold, 1971); pp. 106-115; in Livingston, James, T., ed. Caribbean Rhythms.The Emerging Literature of the West Indies (New York: Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster, 1974), pp. 99-107; in Charles H. Rowell, Ancestral House. The Black Short Story in the Americas and Europe (Harper/Collins, 1995), pp. 256-261; in Victor Ramraj, ed., Concert of Voices: An Anthology of World Writing in English (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview, 1994), pp. 145-151.
  • 'Yurokon', in Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, ed. Nalo Hopkinson (Montpelier, Vermont: Invisible Cities Press, 2000), pp. 22-37.

 

Extracts from Novels

  • 'The Covenant', in Andrew Salkey, ed., West Indian Stories (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), pp. 135-143.
  • 'Raven's Head', Black Orpheus, 16 (October 1964), pp. 4-10.
  • 'The Far Journey of Oudin', in George Lamming & Martin Carter, eds., New World (Guyana Independence Issue, 1966) pp. 89-92.
  • 'From Palace of the Peacock and The Secret Ladder', in O.R. Dathorne, ed., Caribbean Narrative (London: Heinemann, 1966), pp. 61-81.
  • 'The Waiting Room', Black Orpheus, 19 (March 1966), pp. 24-44.
  • 'Extract from a Story', Ariel, 1.1 (January 1970), pp. 43-45.
  • 'Dark Rumour', in A.J. Seymour, ed., New Writing in the Caribbean, Guyana Lithographic Co., 1972, pp. 213-218.
  • 'Genesis of the Clowns', Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, 1 (1974), pp. 57-61.
  • 'Genesis of the Clowns', Review, 16 (Winter 1975), pp. 69-74.
  • 'Da Silva da Silva's Cultivated Wilderness', in Carifesta Forum (Jamaica: Institute of Jamaica, 1976), pp. 169-176.
  • 'Companions of the Day and Night', Hambone, 3 (Fall 1983), pp. 24-34.
  • 'Black Marsden', Hambone, 5 (Fall 1985), pp. 110-129.
  • 'The Angel at the Gate', Hambone, 6 (Fall 1986), pp. 129-142.
  • 'The Four Banks of the River of Space', Temenos, 10 (1989), pp. 54-60.
  • 'Resurrection at Sorrow Hill. Excerpt from a Novel in Progress', Callaloo, 15.4 (Fall 1992), pp. 899-902.
  • 'From Jonestown (Imagination Dead Imagine)', Callaloo, 18.1 (Winter 1995), pp. 5-12.
  • 'Jonestown', CARIBANA, 5 (1996), pp. 7-18.
  • From Palace of the Peacock, in John Thieme, ed., The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (London: Arnold, 1996), pp. 524-532.
  • 'Extract from Jonestown', in Marc Delrez & Bénédicte Ledent, eds., The Contact and the Culmination. Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek (Liège: L3 Liège Language and Literature, English Department, University of Liège, 1996), pp. 9-16.
  • 'From Jonestown,' Review of Contemporary Fiction, 17.2 (Summer 1997), pp. 24-41.
  • 'From The Angel at the Gate', in Caryl Phillips, ed., Extravagant Strangers (London: Faber & Faber, 1997), pp. 126-134.
  • 'Work-in-progress, from Jonestown. Draft 1994', in Stuart Murray, ed., Not On Any Map. Essays on Postcoloniality and Cultural Nationalism (University of Exeter Press, 1997), pp. 182-191.
  • 'From Jonestown', in The Archipelago. New Caribbean Writing; Conjunctions, 27 (Fall 1996), pp. 39-50.
  • From Jonestown, Atlanta Review, 3.2 (Spring 1997), pp. 71-77.
  • Extract from Palace of the Peacock, in Onyekachi Wambu, ed., Empire Windrush. Fifty Years of Writing about Black Britain (London: Victor Gollancz, 1998), pp. 63-67.
  • Black Marsden (1972), in James Procter, ed., Writing Black Britain 1948-1998. An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000).
  • 'The Mask of the Beggar: Extract from a Novel in Progress', Temenos Academy Review, 5 (2002) pp. 3-9.
  • From The Dark Jester, Callaloo, 24.4 (2001), pp. 1052-1057.
  • From The Mask of the Beggar, Temenos Academy Review, 5 (Autumn 2002), pp. 161-167.
  • From The Mask of the Beggar, Moving Worlds, 3.2 (2003), pp. 8-11.
  • From The Ghost of Memory, Arts Journal, 2.2 (March 2006).

 

Collections of Essays

  • Tradition, the Writer and Society (London: New Beacon Books, 1967); rpt. 1973. See extract in John Thieme, ed. The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (London: Arnold, 1996), pp. 532-537.
  • Fossil and Psyche (Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 1974); rpt. in Explorations.
  • Explorations, A Selection of Talks and Articles 1966-1981, ed. with an Introduction by Hena Maes-Jelinek (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1981).
  • The Womb of Space: The Cross-Cultural Imagination (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1983).
  • The Radical Imagination, Lectures and Talks, ed. by Alan Riach & Mark Williams (Liège: L3 - Liège Language and Literature, English Department, University of Liège, 1992), 132 pp. [ table of contents ]
  • Selected Essays of Wilson Harris, in Wilson Harris. The Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination, ed. Andrew Bundy (London & New York: Routledge, 1999).
Essays

  • 'The Place of the Poet in Modern Society: A Glance at Two Guyanese Poets', The Graphic (May 1966); rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'Impressions after Seven Years', New World, 44.1 (July 1966), pp. 17-20.
  • 'Denis Williams', Kaie, 4 (July 1967), p. 22.
  • 'The Unresolved Constitution', Caribbean Quarterly, 14.1&2 (March-June 1968), pp. 43-47.
  • 'A Comment on A Passage to India', Literary Half-Yearly, 10 (July 1969), pp. 35-40.
  • 'Interior of the Novel: Amerindian / European / African Relations', in K.L. Goodwin, ed., National Identity (London & Melbourne: Heinemann, 1970); rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'The Phenomenal Legacy', Literary Half-Yearly, 11 (July 1970),pp. 1-6; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'The Native Phenomenon', in Anna Rutherford, ed., Common Wealth (Aarhus: Akademisk Boghandel, 1971), pp. 144-150; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'Kith and Kin', Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 7 (June 1972), pp. 1-5.
  • 'A Talk on the Subjective Imagination', New Letters, 40 (October 1973), pp. 37-48; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'The Enigma of Values', New Letters, 40 (October 1973), pp. 141-149.
  • 'Reflection and Vision', in Hena Maes-Jelinek, ed., Commonwealth Literature and the Modern World (Brussels: Didier, 1975), pp. 15-19; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'Journey into the Canje', in Bernth Lindfors & Ulla Schild, eds., Neo-African Literature and Culture, Essays in Memory of Janheinz Jahn (Wiesbaden: Heymann, 1976), pp. 346-352.
  • 'The Making of Tradition', in Alastair Niven, ed., The Commonwealth Writer Overseas, Themes of Exile and Expatriation (Brussels: Didier, 1976), pp. 33-39; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'Scented Gardens for the Blind', in Jeanne Delbaere, ed., Bird, Hawk, Bogie (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1978), pp. 63-67; rpt. in Explorations and in Jeanne Delbaere, ed., The Ring of Fire, Essays on Janet Frame, (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1992), pp. 92-96.
  • 'Tradition and the West Indian Novel', in Tradition, the Writer and Society; rpt. in Edward Baugh, ed., Critics on Caribbean Literature (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1978), pp. 31-37.
  • 'Some Aspects of Myth and the Intuitive Imagination', Lecture given at the University of Guyana in March 1978, in Explorations, pp. 97-106.
  • 'Carnival of Psyche: Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea', Kunapipi, 11.2 (1980), pp. 142-150; rpt. in Explorations.
  • 'An Open Letter to Toussaint L'Ouverture of the San Domingo Revolution', in Great Leaders: Ancient and Modern. Special issue of Journal of African Civilizations, ed. by Ivan Van Sertima, 9 (December 1987), pp. 409-425. Rpt. 1993.
  • 'Raja Rao's Inimitable Style and Art of Fiction', World Literature Today (Autumn 1988), pp. 587-590.
  • 'The Frontier on which Heart of Darkness Stands', Research in African Literatures 12.1 (Spring 1981), pp. 86-93; rpt. in Explorations; also rpt. in Robert D.Hamner, Joseph Conrad: Third World Perspectives (Washington D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1990), pp. 161-167; also in Robert Kimbrough, ed., Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. An Authoritative Text, Background and Sources Criticism. A Norton Critical Edition (New York & London: Norton & Company, 1988), pp. 262-268; also in Peter Childs, ed., Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature (Edinburgh University Press), pp. 227-233.
  • 'The Complexity of Freedom' (on Wole Soyinka's The Road), in Explorations, pp. 113-124; rpt. In Adewale Maja-Pearce, ed., Wole Soyinka: An Appraisal (Oxford: Heinemann, 1994), pp. 22-35.
  • Review of Joyce Sparer Adler's War in Melville's Imagination (New York: New York University Press, 1981), Ariel, 13.2 (April 1982), pp. 83-85.
  • 'Metaphor and Myth', in Robert Sellick, ed., Myth and Metaphor (Adelaide: Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, 1982), pp. 1-14.
  • 'Reflections on William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust in a Cross-Cultural Complex', World Literature Written in English, 22.1 (Spring 1983), pp. 98-106.
  • 'The Quest for Form', Kunapipi, 5.1 (1983), pp. 21-27.
  • Review of Keith Warner, Kaiso! The Trinidad Calypso, Research in African Literatures, 14, 3 (Fall 1983), pp. 417-421.
  • 'Character and Philosophic Myth', in Britta Olinder, ed., A Sense of Place, Essays in Post-Colonial Literatures (Göteborg: The English Department, Gothenburg University, 1984), pp. 124-130.
  • 'On the Beach', Landfall 155, 39, 3 (Sept. 1985), pp. 335-341.
  • 'A Note on the Genesis of The Guyana Quartet', in The Guyana Quartet (London: Faber & Faber, 1985), pp. 7-14.
  • 'Jean Rhys's "Tree of Life"', Review of Contemporary Fiction, 5.2 (Summer 1985), pp. 114-117.
  • 'Adversarial Contexts and Creativity', New Left Review, 154 (November-December 1985), pp. 124-128.
  • 'Carnival Theatre: A Personal View', in Masquerading, The Art of the Notting Hill Carnival (London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1986), pp. 38-42.
  • 'Character and Philosophic Myth', Hambone, 6 (Fall 1986), pp. 98-107. A different essay from that in Britta Olinder's A Sense of Place.
  • 'Houngan and Shaman', Hambone, 6 (Fall 1986), pp. 108-128.
  • 'Guyanese Folk-Speech', review of Slave Song by David Dabydeen (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1984), The Race Today Review, 17.4 (December 1986), pp. 24-25.
  • 'An Inventive Thinker', in Paul Buhle, ed., CLR James: His Life and Work (London: Allison & Busby, 1986), pp. 230-231.
  • 'Fiction and Idea: A Note on Ellison's “Black Mask of Humanity”', in Benston-Kimberly, W., ed., Speaking for You: The Vision of Ralph Ellison (Washington DC: Howard University Press, 1987).
  • 'Guyana Prize Address', Kyk-Over-Al, 38 (June 1988), pp. 24-27.
  • 'Literacy and the Imagination', in Michael Gilkes, ed., The Literate Imagination: Essays on the Novels of Wilson Harris (London: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 13-30.
  • 'Validation of Fiction: A Personal View of Imaginative Truth', in Maggie Butcher, ed., Tibisiri (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1989), pp. 40-51. Also in Kyk-Over-Al, 38 (June 1988), pp. 27-34.
  • 'Comedy and Modern Allegory: A Personal View', in Hena Maes-Jelinek, Kirsten Holst Petersen & Anna Rutherford, eds., A Shaping of Connections, Commonwealth Literature Studies-Then and Now (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1989), pp. 127-140.
  • 'A Note on Zulfikar Ghose's “Nature Strategies”', Review of Contemporary Fiction, 9.2 (Summer 1989), pp. 172-178.
  • 'Oedipus and the Middle Passage', Landfall 170, 43.2 (June 1989), pp. 198-208. Also in Geoffrey Davis & Hena Maes-Jelinek, eds., Crisis and Creativity in the New Literatures in English (Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1990), pp. 9-21.
  • 'The Fabric of the Imagination', Third World Quarterly, 12.1 (January 1990), pp. 175-186; rpt. in Anna Rutherford, ed., From Commonwealth to Post-Colonial (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1992), pp. 18-29.
  • 'An Approach to Couvade', in Michael Gilkes, Couvade, A Dream-Play of Guyana (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1990), pp. xi-xiv.
  • 'Identities. Whose Europe is it anyway?', New Statesman and Society (22 June 1990), p. 3.
  • 'In the Name of Liberty', Third Text, 11 (Summer 1990), pp. 7-15.
  • 'Foreword' and 'The Amerindian Legacy', in Guyana Dreaming, The Art of Aubrey Williams, compiled by Anne Walmsley (Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1990), p. 9 and p. 81. 'Foreword' has been reprinted in Kunapipi, The Windrush Commemorative Issue, 20.1 (1998), p.61.
  • 'The Life of Myth and its Possible Bearing on Erna Brodber's Fictions Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home and Myal', Kunapipi, 12, 3 (1990), pp. 86-92.
  • 'A Note on A.R.F. Webber's Those That Be In Bondage', Callaloo, 13.1 (Winter 1990), pp. 147-149.
  • 'The Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination', Temenos 13 (1992), pp. 69-85. Also in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 27.1 (1992), pp. 13-25.
  • 'Review of Laurence Scott, Witchbroom, Wasafiri, 16 (Autumn 1992), pp. 65-66.
  • 'Wilson Harris', An Autobiographical Essay (Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1992), pp. 121-137. Also published in Joyce Adler, Exploring the Palace of the Peacock. Essays on Wilson Harris, ed. by Irving Adler (Mona, Jamaica: University of West Indies Press, 2003), pp. viii-xxxiv.
  • 'Tainted Histories', Sound and Sight, February 1992, p. 31.
  • 'The Absent Presence: the Caribbean, Central and South America' (University of Cambridge, 1990), Hambone, 10 (Spring 1992), pp. 212-223. Also published in The Radical Imagination.
  • 'Imagination Dead Imagine: Bridging a Chasm', The Yale Journal of Criticism, 7.1 (1994), pp. 185-195.
  • 'An Open Letter to Janet Frame', in Elizabeth Alley, ed., The Inward Sun, Celebrating the Life and Work of Janet Frame (Wellington: Daphne Brasell Associates Press, 1994), pp. 60-66.
  • 'Quetzalcoatl and the Smoking Mirror', Wasafiri 20 (Autumn 1994), pp. 38-43. Also in Review: Latin American Literature and Arts 50 (Spring 1995), pp. 76-83; see also 'Quetzalcoatl and the Smoking Mirror (Reflections on Originality and Tradition)', Review of Contemporary Fiction, 17.1 (Summer 1997), pp. 12-23; also in Sisyphus and Eldorado: Magical and Other Realisms in Caribbean Literature, ed. Timothy J. Reiss (Africa World Press, 2002) , pp. 1-13.
  • 'The Limbo Gateway', an Extract from History, Fable and Myth in the Caribbean and the Guianas, in Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths & Helen Tiffin, eds., The Post-Colonial Studies Reader (London: Routledge, 1995), pp. 378-82.
  • 'On Marginality', Caricom Perspective, Souvenir Issue (June 1995), p.61.
  • 'On the Cross-Roads', Kunapipi, 17.1 (1995), special issue in memory of Sam Selvon, pp. 33-34.
  • 'Profiles of Myth and the New World', in Wolfgang Zach & Ken L. Goodwin, eds., Nationalism vs Internationalism. (Inter)National Dimensions of Literatures in English (Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 1996), pp. 77-86.
  • 'A Brief Memoir', in Hena Maes-Jelinek, Gordon Collier & Geoffrey Davis, eds., A Talent(ed) Digger. Creations, Cameos and Essays in Honour of Anna Rutherford (Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 28-29.
  • 'Aubrey Williams', in Third Text, 34 (Spring 1996), pp. 79-82.
  • 'Apprenticeship to the Furies', River City, A Journal of Contemporary Culture, 16.2 (Summer 1996), pp. 104-115.
  • 'The Open Door', Journal of Modern Literature, 20.1 (Summer 1996), pp. 7-12.
  • Review of Michael Richardson & Krzystof Fijalkowski, Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean, Wasafiri, 25 (Spring 1997), pp. 96-98.
  • 'Spirit of the Place', Talk on BBC Radio 4, 1 June 1997.
  • 'A Note on Alan Burns's Fiction', Review of Contemporary Fiction, 17.2 (Summer 1997), pp. 186-192.
  • Merlin and Parsifal, Adversarial Twins (London: Temenos Academy Papers, 9, 1997), 15 pp.
  • 'Ways to Enjoy Literature', in Gilbert Debusscher & Marc Maufort, eds.,Union in Partition. Essays in Honour of Jeanne Delbaere (Liège: L3 Liège Language and Literature, English Department, University of Liège, 1997), pp. 201-208.
  • 'Creolization and the Creative Imagination', in Kathleen M. Balutansky & Marie-Agnès Sourieau, eds., Caribbean Creolization. Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language, Literature, and Identity (University Press of Florida & The Press University of the West Indies, 1998), pp. 21-35.
  • 'Judgement and Dream' (University of Cambridge, 1989), in T.J. Cribb, ed., Imagined Commonwealth. Cambridge Essays on Commonwealth and International Literature in English (Basingstoke: Macmillan: 1998), pp. 51-67. Also published in The Radical Imagination.
  • 'The Music of Living Landscapes', Hambone, 14 (Fall 1998), pp. 169-176. Reprinted in Andrew Bundy, ed., The Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination. Selected Essays by Wilson Harris (London: Routledge, 1999), pp. 40-46.
  • 'Apprenticeship to the Furies', in Gordon Collier, Dieter Riemenschneider & Frank Schulze-Engler, eds., Post-Colonial Theory and the Emergence of a Global Society, ACOLIT, Special Issue 3 (Frankfurt am Main: ASNEL, 1998), pp. 137-149. A different essay from the one listed above under the same title.
  • 'The Psyche of Space (Intuition and Otherness)', in Jean-Pierre Durix, ed., Theory and Literary Creation/Théorie et création littéraire. Collection Kaléidoscopes (Dijon: Editions Universitaires de Dijon, 1999), pp. 11-19. Also published as 'Psyche of Space and Intuition of Otherness', CLR James Journal: A Review of Caribbean Ideas, 7.1 (Winter 1999/2000), pp. 3-13.
  • 'Closing Statement: Apprenticeship to the Furies', in Ashok Bery & Patricia Murray, eds. Comparing postcolonial Literatures. Dislocations (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 240-251. Same essay as in River City.
  • 'Intuition, Myth, Imagination, Memory', in Maura Dooley, ed., How Novelists Work (Bridgend: Poetry Wales Press Ltd, 2000), pp. 45-55.
  • 'The Age of the Imagination', Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 2.1&2&3 (Spring 2000), pp. 17-25.
  • 'Aubrey Williams', Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 2.1&2&3 (Spring 2000), pp. 26-30. This essay is not the same as that published earlier in Third Text.
  • 'Memoir', in All Are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter, ed. by Stewart Brown (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2000), pp. 292-294.
  • 'Lectio Doctoralis', in The Literary Criterion, 35.1&2 (2000), pp. 21-27. Also in Cynthia Hyacinth Wyatt, ed., The Vitality of West Indian Literature, Caribbean and Indian Essays (Mysore : A Dhavanyaloka Publication, 2000), pp. 21-27.
  • 'Canaima: Renverser les habitudes de l'esprit dans les sillons les plus profonds de l'imagination', traduit de l'anglais par Marianne Enckell, Passerelles, 21 (Automne-hiver 2000), pp. 33-38.
  • 'Theatre of the Arts', in Theatre of the Arts. Wilson Harris and the Caribbean, ed. Hena Maes-Jelinek & Bénédicte Ledent (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2002), pp. 1-10.
  • 'On Marginality', Kyk-Over-Al, 39 (December 1988), pp. 82-87.
  • 'Theatre of the Arts', a slightly revised version of the essay published in Theatre of the Arts, in Places of Memory. Essays in Honour of Michel Fabre. Commonwealth: Essays and Studies. SP5 (2003), pp. 9-15.
  • 'Colonialism, E.M. Forster, and the Carib Bone Flute', in Make it New. The Rise of Modernism, ed. Kurt Heinzelman with a Foreword by Thomas Staley, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (Austin, Texas, 2003), pp. 18-19.
  • 'The Brutalisation of Truth', a talk given on 17 May 2003 at the University of Warwick. Forthcoming in a book of essays to be published by the Caribbean Centre of the University.
  • 'Resistances to Alterities', in Marco Fazzini, ed., Resisting Alterities. Wilson Harris and Other Avatars of Otherness (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2004), pp. 3-7.
  • 'The Mystery of Timelessness', Talk delivered on 18th August 2004 at the Festival of Edinburgh. The Caribbean Writer as Warrior of the Imaginary / L'Ecrivain caribéen, guerrier de l'imaginaire, ed. by Kathleen Gyssels & Bénédicte Ledent (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2008), pp. 25-30.
  • 'Foreword' to Guyana Dreaming. The Art of Aubrey Williams, compiled by Anne Walmsley (Sydney & Mundelstrup: Dangaroo Press, 1990), p. 9.
  • 'Canaima: An Overturning of Habits of Mind in Profoundest Trials of the Imagination', in Bénédicte Ledent, ed., Bridges Across Chasms. Towards a Transcultural Future in Caribbean Literature (Liège: L3 Liège Language and Literature: 2004), pp. 1-6.
  • Preface to Nathaniel Mackey, Bass Cathedral (New York: New Directions, 2008), pp. vii-xi.

 

Interviews

  • Interview by Ian Munro & Reinhard Sander, Kas-Kas, Interviews with Three Caribbean Writers in Texas (Austin: University of Texas at Austin, 1972), pp. 43-55.
  • Interview by Anna Rutherford & Kirsten Holst Petersen, Commonwealth Newsletter, 9 (January 1976), pp. 22-25.
  • Interview by Helen Tiffin, New Literatures Review, 7 (1979), pp. 18-29.
  • Interview by John Thieme, 'The Legacy of Conquest', Caribbean Contact (March 1980), pp. 17-18.
  • Interview by Michel Fabre, Kunapipi, 2.1 (1980), pp. 100-106.
  • 'Wilson Harris', A Conversation between Wilson Harris and Alan Burns, in Alan Burns & Charles Sugnet, eds., The Imagination On Trial. British and American Writers Discuss their Working Methods (London: Allison & Busby, 1981), pp. 64-65.
  • Interview by Michel Fabre, World Literature Written in English, 22.1 (Spring 1983), pp. 2-17.
  • 'Exile, Philosophic Myth, Creative Truth, Thrust and Necessity: An Interview with Wilson Harris', by Kalu Ogbaa, Caribbean Quarterly, 29.2 (June 1983), pp. 54-62.
  • 'Conversation with Wilson Harris', in Daryl Cumber Dance, New World Adams. Conversations with Contemporary West Indian Writers (Leeds: Peepal Tree Books, 1984), pp. 79-95.
  • Interview by Jöran Mjöberg, Svenska Dagbladet, 2 June 1985.
  • Unpublished Interview by Anne Walmsley, 11 February 1986.
  • Interview by Jane Wilkinson, Kunapipi, 8.2 (1986), pp. 30-45.
  • Unpublished interview by Stephen Slemon & Helen Tiffin (24 April 1986).
  • 'An Interview with Wilson Harris' by André Dommergues, Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, 9.1 (Autumn 1986), pp. 91-97.
  • 'Wilson Harris: in conversation with Fred D'Aguiar', Wasafiri, 5 (Autumn 1986), pp. 22-25. Also published in Susheila Nasta, Susheila, ed., Writing across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 33-44.
  • Interview by Claudette Earle, 'Marginal Societies, Arts of the Imagination and the Need to Interrogate the Building Blocks of Civilization', Sunday Chronicle (Guyana), 13 December 1987, p. 6.
  • Interview by Stephen Slemon, Ariel, 19.3 (July 1988), pp. 47-56.
  • 'Wilson Harris interviews by Rovin Deodat', Kyk-Over-Al 39 (December 1988), pp. 82-87.
  • 'Sul fiume della Guyana 1'esploratore trova la frontiera della fantasia', by Michele Neri, article and interview after publication of Il palazzo del pavone, La Stampa, 21 Gennaio (Jan.) 1989, pp. 4-5.
  • An Interview with Wilson Harris, by Munira, H. Mutran, Estudos Anglo Americanos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14-15 (1990-1991), pp. 1-4.
  • 'Some Intimations of the Stranger', Kirsten Holst Petersen & Anna Rutherford in conversation with Wilson Harris, in The Uncompromising Imagination, pp. 27-30.
  • 'The Landscape of Dreams', Michael Gilkes talks to Wilson Harris, in The Uncompromising Imagination, pp. 31-38.
  • Riach, Alan & Williams, Mark, "'Extracts from an Interview with Wilson Harris', Landfall, 46.4 (December 1992), pp. 389-396.
  • An Interview with Wilson Harris Conducted by Hena Maes-Jelinek, CARIBANA, 3 (1992-1993), pp. 23-30.
  • 'Profile of Wilson Harris'. A conversation with Fred D'Aguiar, Pauline Melville, David Dabydeen and Edward Blishen. A BBC Radio 4 Kaleidoscope first broadcast on 27 November 1993. Produced by Fred D'Aguiar. Kyk-Over-Al, 45 (December 1994), pp. 63-74.
  • 'The Composition of Reality: A Talk with Wilson Harris', by Vera Kutzinski, Callaloo, 18.1 (Winter 1995), pp. 15-32.
  • 'An Interview with Wilson Harris', by Charles H. Rowell, Callaloo, 18.1 (Winter 1995), pp. 192-200.
  • 'Interview with Wilson Harris' by Kerry Johnson, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 1.1 (Spring 1997), pp. 83-95.
  • 'A Conversation with Wilson Harris', by Monica Pozzi, Il Tolomeo, 3 (1998), p. 179-184.
  • 'An Interview with Wilson Harris', by Maurice Lee, in Farhat Iftekharrudin, Mary Rohrberger & Maurice Lee, eds., Speaking of the Short Story (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississipi: 1997), pp. 133-151.
  • 'Una Domanda a Wilson Harris, caraibico', by Carmen Concilio, L'Indice dei Libri del Mese, Anno XVII-N.6, 2000, p. 19.
  • 'Extracts from an Interview with Wilson Harris', by Alan Riach, Landfall 184 (December 1992), pp. 389-396.
  • 'A Conversation with Wilson Harris', by Monica Pozzi, in Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 2.1&2&3 (Spring 2000), pp. 260-270.
  • 'Wilson Harris and Fred D'Aguiar in conversation with Gordon Rohlher, in Theatre of the Arts. Wilson Harris and the Caribbean, ed. Hena Maes-Jelinek & Bénédicte Ledent (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2002), pp. 231-247.
  • 'When one dreams one dreams alone', interview by Fred D'Aguiar, Bomb, 82 (Winter 2002/2003), pp. 74-80.
  • 'An Interview with Wilson Harris', a shorter version of the interview which first appeared in Kas-Kas: Interviews with Three Caribbean Writers in Texas (1972). See above. Munro Ian & Sander Reinhard, eds.,Caribbean Writer, 17 (2003), pp. 211-222.
  • 'An Interview with Wilson Harris in Macerata', by Marina Camboni & Marco Fazzini, in Resisting Alterities, Marco Fazzini, ed., (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2004), pp. 53-64.
  • 'Wilson Harris with Fred D'Aguiar (1986)', in Susheila Nasta, ed., Writing Across Worlds. Contemporary Writers Talk (London & New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. 33-44.

 

In Translation

Novels

Palace of the Peacock

  • Le palais du paon, traduit de l'anglais par Jean-Pierre Durix, avec la collaboration de Hena Maes-Jelinek et Claude Vercey. Préface de Jean-Pierre Durix (Paris: Edition des autres, 1979); rpt. (Paris: Le serpent à plume, collection 'Motifs', 1994).
  • Der Palast der Pfauen, Aus dem Englischen von Inge Uffelmann. Mit einem Nachwort von Hena Maes-Jelinek (Zurich: Ammann Verlag, 1988).
  • Il palazzo del pavone, trans. Susanna Basso (Torino: Einaudi, 1989).
  • Palacio do Pavâo, traduçâo: Carlos Felipe Moisés (Sâo Paulo: Globo, 1990).
  • El palacio del pavo real, tr. Delia Mateovic (Barcelona: Diagonal, 2003).

The Secret Ladder

  • L'échelle secrète, traduit de l'anglais et préfacé par Jean-Pierre Durix (Paris: Belfond, 1981).

The Angel at the Gate

  • L'ange sur le seuil, traduit de l'anglais et préfacé par Jean-Pierre Durix (Paris: Belfond, 1982).

The Far Journey of Oudin

  • Longa Jornada de Oudin (Sâo Paulo: Globo).

Short Fiction

'Kanaima'

  • 'Tumatumari' (erroneous title), 'Kanaima' translated into French by Jean-Pierre Durix, in Gulliver, 11 (Summmer 1993), special issue on "World Fiction", pp. 133-40.
  • 'Kanaima', in Racconti Dai Caraibi. A cura di Paolo Bertinetti. Traduzioni di Paolo Bertinetti, Maria Clara Pasetti e Irene Pologruto (Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1997), pp. 197-206.
  • 'Canaima: Renverser les habitudes de l'esprit dans les sillons les plus profonds de l'imagination', traduit de l'anglais par Marianne Enckell, Passerelles, 21 (Automne-hiver 2000), pp. 33-38.

Poems

  • 'Tre poesie di Wilson Harris' ('Troy', 'Behring Straits' & 'Amazon', from Wilson Harris's Eternity to Season), translated into Italian by Andrea Gazzoni, ALI, 7 (2011), pp. 76-79.

Essays

  • 'Creolità: il crocevia di una civiltà?', Scritture Migranti, 3 (2009), pp. 143-157. 'Creoleness: The Crossroads of a Civilization?', translated into Italian by Andrea Gazzoni.

Miscellaneous

  • Beginning of The Four Banks of the River of Space translated into French by Jean-Pierre Durix, Revue noire, 9 (August 1993), p. 39.

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