Edouard Glissant

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In this first full-length study of Glissant's creative and theoretical work J. Michael Dash examines his poems, novels, plays and essays in the context of modern French literary movements and the post-negritude Caribbean situation, providing both a useful introduction to, and a challenging assessment of, Glissant's work to date. Dash shows how Glissant has focused in an unprecedented way on the Caribbean in terms of the diverse and hybrid culture that has been created in the region, and how his ideas on a ...
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Overview

In this first full-length study of Glissant's creative and theoretical work J. Michael Dash examines his poems, novels, plays and essays in the context of modern French literary movements and the post-negritude Caribbean situation, providing both a useful introduction to, and a challenging assessment of, Glissant's work to date. Dash shows how Glissant has focused in an unprecedented way on the Caribbean in terms of the diverse and hybrid culture that has been created in the region, and how his ideas on a cross-cultural poetics are the shaping force in the francophone Caribbean 'Creolite' movement.
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"Dash does a masterly job of discussing the important themes, images, and structures of Glissant's work as a poet, a novelist, and an essayist. As well as concise summaries of the critical reaction, Dash, who has translated two of Glissant's books, provides good translations for the numerous, useful quotations, making his book a fine introduction to a difficult but outstandimg writer." Adele King, World Literature Today
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction
1 Contexts 4
2 The poetic intention: Un champ diles, La terre inquiete, Les Indes, Soleil de la conscience 26
3 Novels of time and space: La Lezarde, Le quatrieme siecle 54
4 Writing the 'real country': L'intention poetique, Malemort, Boises, Monsieur Toussaint 91
5 Towards a theory of Antillanite: La case du commandeur, Le discours antillais 126
6 A poetics of chaos: Pays reve, pays reel, mahagony, Poetique de la relation 155
Notes 183
Bibliography 195
Index 201
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