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Re-membering the Black Atlantic : on the poetics and politics of literary memory

Author: Lars Eckstein
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Cross/cultures, 84.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Atlantic slave trade continues to haunt the cultural memories of Africa, Europe and the Americas. There is a prevailing desire to forget: While victims of the African diaspora tried to flee the sites of trauma, enlightened Westerners preferred to be oblivious to the discomforting complicity between their enlightenment and chattel slavery. Recently, however, fiction writers have ventured to 're-member' the Black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eckstein, Lars.
Re-membering the Black Atlantic.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)63764155
Named Person: Caryl Phillips; David Dabydeen; Toni Morrison; David Dabydeen; Toni Morrison; Caryl Phillips
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Eckstein
ISBN: 1423789113 9781423789116 9789401202763 9401202761
OCLC Number: 70792207
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Illustrations; Introduction; PART I : LITERARY MEMORY; 1 Towards a Poetics of Mnemonic Strategy in Narrative Texts; PART II : MNEMONIC FICTIONS OF THE BLACK ATLANTIC; 2 Caryl Phillips, Cambridge; 3 David Dabydeen, A Harlot's Progress; 4 Toni Morrison, Beloved; Conclusion; Appendix: Source Passages Adapted in Cambridge; Bibliography; Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 84.
Responsibility: Lars Eckstein.

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The Atlantic slave trade continues to haunt the cultural memories of Africa, Europe and the Americas. There is a prevailing desire to forget: While victims of the African diaspora tried to flee the sites of trauma, enlightened Westerners preferred to be oblivious to the discomforting complicity between their enlightenment and chattel slavery. Recently, however, fiction writers have ventured to 're-member' the Black Atlantic. This book is concerned with how literature performs as memory. It sets out to chart systematically the ways in which literature and memory intersect, and offers readings of.

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