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Language and literary form in French Caribbean writing

Author: Celia Britton
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool Univ. Press, 2014.
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone cultures, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses French Caribbean writing from the point of view of its language and literary form - questions which, until recently, were somewhat neglected in postcolonial studies, but are now becoming an important area of research. Britton supplements postcolonial theory with structuralism and poststructuralism to show how analysis of the text illuminates the political and ideological posistions of the writers.  Read more...
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Named Person: Édouard Glissant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Britton
ISBN: 9781781380369 1781380368
OCLC Number: 881366320
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [207]-215.
Description: VIII, 220 Seiten.
Contents: AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroductionPart I: Genre, Intertextuality, Discourse1. How to be primitive: Tropiques, surrealism and ethnography2. Problems of Cultural Self-Representation: Rene Menil, Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphael Confiant3. Eating their words: the consumption of French Caribbean literature4. Intertextual Connections: The Jewish Holocaust in French Caribbean Novels5. Breaking the Rules: Irrelevance/Irreverence in Maryse Conde's Traversee de la mangrove6. Discursive Agency and the (De)Construction of Subjectivity in Daniel Maximin's L'Ile et une nuitPart II: On Edouard Glissant7. Discours and histoire, magical and political discourse in Le Quatrieme Siecle8. Collective narrative voice in Malemort, La Case du commandeur and Mahagony9. Fictions of identity and the identities of fiction in Tout-monde10. Mixing up Languages in the Tout-monde11. 'La parole du paysage': Art and the Real in Une Nouvelle Region du mondeAppendix Writing in the Present: Interview with Maryse CondeNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Contemporary French and Francophone cultures, 31.
Responsibility: Celia Britton.

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This book links postcolonial theory with structuralism and poststructuralism to show how analysis of the textual illuminates the political and ideological positions of French Caribbean writers.  Read more...

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'Britton is persuasive in arguing for the need to reevaluate the study of the formal aspects of literary texts produced in the French Caribbean. As she makes clear, eventually neither Read more...

 
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