Aime Cesaire

Aime Cesaire

by Gregson Davis, Davis Gregson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521055423

ISBN-13: 9780521055420

Pub. Date: 01/21/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Aimé Césaire is the best known poet in the French Caribbean. In this study Gregson Davis examines Césaire's extraordinary dual career as writer and elected politician. As one of the most profound critics of colonialism, Césaire, the acknowledged inventor of the famous term "negritude", has been a hugely influential figure in shaping the

Overview

Aimé Césaire is the best known poet in the French Caribbean. In this study Gregson Davis examines Césaire's extraordinary dual career as writer and elected politician. As one of the most profound critics of colonialism, Césaire, the acknowledged inventor of the famous term "negritude", has been a hugely influential figure in shaping the contemporary discourse on the postcolonial predicament. Gregson Davis' account of Césaire's intellectual growth is grounded in a careful reading of the poetry, prose and drama that illustrates the full range and depth of his literary achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521055420
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction; 1. From island to metropolis: the making of a poet; 2. Exploring racial selves: 'Journal of a homecoming'; 3. Inventing a lyric voice: the forging of 'Miracle Weapons'; 4. Lyric registers: from 'Sun Cut Throat' to 'Cadaster'; 5. The turn to poetic drama; 6. The return to lyric: 'me, laminaria …'; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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