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The Haitian revolution in the literary imagination : radical horizons, conservative constraints

Author: Philip Kaisary
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2014]
Series: New World studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions in neighboring territories, and intensified both repression and antislavery sentiment. The story of the birth of the world's first independent black republic has since held an iconic fascination for a diverse array of writers, artists, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kaisary
ISBN: 9780813935461 0813935466 9780813935478 0813935474
OCLC Number: 853287076
Description: xiii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Radical recuperations: universalism and transformation --
Radical universalism: the Haitian revolution, Aime Cesaire, and C.L.R. James --
Langston Hughes: Harlem and Haiti --
Return to negritude: the Haitian revolution and Rene depestre's Un arc-en-ciel pour l'occident chretien --
The Haitian revolution and radical visual politics: Jacob Lawrence, Kimathi Donkor, and the cultures of philately --
pt. 2. Conservative visions: pessimism, seduction, and fantasy --
Edouard Glissant's Monsieur Toussaint: conservatism hidden in La relation --
Ideological frailty and the marvelous in Alejo Carpentier's El reino de este mundo --
The aesthetics of cyclical pessimism: Derek Walcott's Haitian trilogy --
Fantasizing the Haitian revolution with Madison Smartt Bell --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New World studies.
Responsibility: Philip Kaisary.

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The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions in neighboring territories, and intensified both repression and antislavery sentiment. The story of the birth of the world's first independent black republic has since held an iconic fascination for a diverse array of writers, artists, and intellectuals throughout the Atlantic diaspora. Examining twentieth-century responses to the Haitian Revolution, Philip Kaisary offers a profound new reading of the representation of the Revolution by radicals and conservatives alike in primary texts that span English, French, and Spanish languages and that include poetry, drama, history, biography, fiction, and opera. In a complementary focus on canonical works by Aimé Césaire, C.L.R. James, Edouard Glissant, and Alejo Carpentier in addition to the work of René Depestre, Langston Hughes, and Madison Smartt Bell, Kaisary argues that the Haitian Revolution generated an enduring cultural and ideological inheritance. He addresses critical understandings and fictional reinventions of the Revolution and thinks through how, and to what effect, authors of major diasporic texts have metamorphosed and appropriated this spectacular corner of black revolutionary history. --Provided by publisher.

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Compellingly and rigorously argued, this book is a remarkable contribution to Haitian Revolutionary studies. It offers novel, striking, theoretically informed analysis and critique of a pantheon of Read more...

 
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