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Soundings in French Caribbean Writing, 1950-2000: The Shock of Space and Time
     

Soundings in French Caribbean Writing, 1950-2000: The Shock of Space and Time

by Mary Gallagher
 

Since 1950, French Caribbean writers have attracted international attention to their work and to their lively exploration of the unique circumstances that detonated this literary explosion. This book probes their particularly intense, even fraught sensitivity to space and to time, highlighting the insights that they offer into global issues of distance and

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Since 1950, French Caribbean writers have attracted international attention to their work and to their lively exploration of the unique circumstances that detonated this literary explosion. This book probes their particularly intense, even fraught sensitivity to space and to time, highlighting the insights that they offer into global issues of distance and displacement, history and memory, and into the possibilities and constraints of writing.

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"Gallagher has produced a concise, elegantly written study of remarkable range and sophistication.... Students who seek a reliable orientation to the sociohistorical, literary-historical, and theoretical issues involved in recent literature from the francophone Caribbean will not find a better, more reliable introduction.... [It] deserves the attention of specialists and general readers alike."—World Literature Today

"In this important study, Gallagher offers a probing and sensitive examination of postcolonial French Caribbean literature.... Gallagher's cogent and intelligent discussion suggests a vitality of spirit reflective of each author's contribution to an authentic literature whose global impact on literary thought extends beyond the borders of the Caribbean."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159827
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Gallagher is Lecturer in French at University College Dublin.

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