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Title

Saints and Sinners in the Caribbean: The Case for Islands in the Stream

Document Type

Article

Citation

Wilson, G. R., Jr. “Saints and Sinners in the Caribbean: The Case for Islands in the Stream.” Studies in American Fiction 18, no. 1 (1990): 27-40.

Annotation

Reads Islands in the Stream as a structural and thematic inversion of The Old Man and the Sea. Wilson argues that although both protagonists struggle in a hostile and alienated world, Santiago triumphs through his faith in the heroic human spirit while Hudson fails through spiritual despair. Provides a close examination of the complicated structure of Islands, arguing that despite the common critical view that it is structurally loose, the novel’s careful crafting ensures a consistent and balanced narrative that enhances its thematic coherence.

Published in

Studies in American Fiction

Volume

18

Issue

1

Date

1990

Pages

27-40

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