How does Caribbean literature use English genres? How has English literature been shaped by Caribbean contact? How did English poetry confront the violence of Caribbean experience? How are icons of English art such as Turners Slave Ship seen under Caribbean eyes? In this book Tobias Döring answers these questions through a close analysis of key texts by Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipul, and Wilson Harris, as well as those of a younger generation of writers such as David Dabydeen, Grace Nichols and Amryl Johnson. The result is a new view of the close intertextual relationship between English and Caribbean writing. Döring uses Postcolonialism as a critical arena to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience. Caribbean-English Passages opens an innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial / white versus posDoring, Tobias is the author of 'Caribbean-English Passages Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition' with ISBN 9780415255844 and ISBN 0415255848.