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On the edge : writing the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Author: Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Publisher: Liverpool Liverpool University Press 2018.
Series: American tropics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

A literary study of the borderlands between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Cristina Fumagalli
ISBN: 9781786941305 1786941309 9781781381601 1781381607
OCLC Number: 1042244527
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2015.
Description: xviii, 430 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: AcknowledgementsList of illustrations and mapsA note on translationsIntroduction: On the edge: border-crossing, borderland-dwelling and the music of what happensChapter One: Landscaping Hispaniola: Landscaping Hispaniola: Mederic Louis Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery and border politicsMederic Louis Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery, Description Topographique et Politique de la partie espagnole de l'Isle Saint-Domingue (1796) and Description Topographique, Physique, Civile, Politique et Historique de la partie francaise de l'Isle Saint-Domingue (1797).Chapter Two: The 1791 Revolt and the borderland from belowRecit Historique sur les Evenemens qui se sont succedes dans les camps de la Grande-Riviere, du Dondon, de Ste.-Suzanne et autres depuis le 26 Octobre 1791 jusqu'au 24 Decembre de la meme annee par M. Gros, Procureur-Syndic de Valiere, fait prisonnier par Jeannot, chef des Brigands, AUGMENTE du Recit historique du citoyen Thibal, Medecin et Habitant de la Paroisse Sainte-Suzanne, detenu prisonnier, par les Brigands, depuis 16 mois et de la Declaration du Citoyen Fauconnet, faite a la Municipalite le 16 Joun 1792 (1793), Victor Hugo, Bug-Jargal (1819 and 1826) and `The Saint Domingue Revolt' (1845), Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Adonis, ou le bon negre (1798) and Zoflora, ou la bonne negresse (1801), Madison Smartt Bell, All Souls' Rising (1995).Chapter Three: This place was here before our nations: Anacaona's JaraguaSalome Urena de Henriquez, Anacaona (1880); Jean Metellus, Anacaona (1986); Edwidge Danticat, Anacaona: Golden Flower: Haiti, 1490 (2005).Chapter Four: Servants Turned Masters: Santo Domingo and the black revoltCarlos Esteban Deive, Viento Negro, Bosque del Caiman: Novela (2002).Chapter Five: A fragile and beautiful world: the northern borderland and the 1937 massacreJose Marti, War Diaries (1895), Manuel Rueda, Bienvenida y la noche: Cronicas de Montecristi (1994), Freddy Prestol Castillo, El Masacre se pasa a pie (1937;1973) and Paisajes y meditaciones de una frontera (1943), Manuel Rueda, La criatura terrestre (1963).Chapter Six: The dream of creating one people from two lands mixed together: 1937 and borderland UtopiaMarcio Veloz Maggiolo, El hombre del acordeon (2003), Jacques Stephen Alexis, `Of the Marvellous Realism of the Haitians' (1956) and Compere General Soleil (1955), Rene Philoctete, Le peuple des terres melee (1989), Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones (1998).Chapter Seven: A geography of living flesh: bearing the unbearableSergio Reyes, Cuentos y Leyendas de la Frontera (1996), La Fiesta de los Reyes y otros cuentos de la frontera (2004), and `La Vigia: destellos del "Sol Naciente" en la frontera' (2009), Kenzaburo Oe, Sayonara, watashi no yon yo! (2005), Anthony Lespes, Les semences de la colere (1949), Jesus Maria Ramirez, Mis 43 anos en La Descubierta (2000), Luis Vencedor Bello Mancebo, Memorias de Pedernales: Vencedor Bello y Alcoa Exploration Co (2013), Bernard Diederich, Seeds of Fictions: Graham Greene Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954-1983 (2012) and Graham Greene, The Comedians (1966).Chapter Eight: The forgotten heart-breaking epic of border struggleDiego D'Alcala, La Frontera (1994), Manuel Rueda, La criatura terrestre (1963) and Las metamorfosis de Makandal (1998), Perico Ripiao (2003) directed by Angel Muniz and written by Reynaldo Disla and Angel Muniz, Maurice Lemoine, Sucre Amer: Esclaves aujourd'hui dans les Caraibes (1981), Gary Klang, L'ile aux deux visages (1997).Chapter Nine: Some are born to endless night: structural violence across-the-borderHulda Guzman, Some are born to sweet delight (2011), Maximo Aviles Blonda, Piramide 179 (1968), Alanna Lockward, Un Haiti Dominicano: Tatuajes Fantasmas y Narrativas Bilaterales -1994-1998 (2011), Louis-Philippe Dalembert's L'Autre Face de la mer (1998), Evelyne Trouillot, Le bleu de l'ile (2005), Jean-Noel Pancrazi, Montecristi (2009), Jean Gentil (2010) written and directed by Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman.Chapter Ten: Borderlands of the mind: present, past, and futureFrank Baez , `Ahora es nunca' (2007), Jacques Stephen Alexis, Les Arbres Musiciens (1957), Carlos Mieses, El dia de todos (2008), Junot Diaz, `Monstro' (2012)Chapter Eleven: The writing is on the wall: towards an open island and a complete structureFrancisco (Pancho) Rodriguez, Que si fuere mil veces (2012), Rita Indiana Hernandez and Los Misterios, `Da pa lo do' (2010) and `Da pa lo do,' video directed by Engel Leonardo, Jean-Philippe Moiseau, Palm Mask (2009), Metal Mask (2011) and Les reves du cireur de bottes / Los suenos del limpia botas / Yon chanj kap reve (2012), David Perez -Karmadavis, Isla Cerrada (2010), Isla Abierta (2006), Lo que dice la piel (2005), Trata, (2005), Simetrico (2006), Al tramo izquierdo (2006), Estructura Completa (2010).Conclusion: The rejection of futures past: on the edge of an attainable acceptable future?Polibio Diaz, Manifiesto (2013)BibliographyIndex
Series Title: American tropics
Responsibility: Maria Cristina Fumagalli.


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