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Notebook of a return to the native land

Author: Aimé Césaire; Clayton Eshleman; Annette Smith
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2001.
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Aime Cesaire is most well known as the co-creator (with Leopold Senghor) of the concept of negritude. His long poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, written at the end of World War II, is a masterpiece of immense cultural significance and beauty and became an anthem of Blacks around the world. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith achieve a laudable adaptation of Cesaire's work to English by clarifying double  Read more...
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Named Person: Aimé Césaire; Aimé Césaire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aimé Césaire; Clayton Eshleman; Annette Smith
ISBN: 0819564524 9780819564528
OCLC Number: 45743278
Description: xix, 66 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Notebook of a Return to the Native Land 1.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Other Titles: Cahier d'un retour au pays natal.
Responsibility: Aimé Césaire ; translated and edited by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith ; [with an introduction by André Breton].

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Cesaire's masterpiece that reaches the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture.  Read more...

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"Martinique poet Aime Cesaire is one of the few pure surrealists alive today. By this I mean that his work has never compromised its wild universe of double meanings, stretched syntax, and unexpected Read more...

 
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