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Poetics of relation

Author: Édouard Glissant; Betsy Wing
Publisher: Ann Arbor [Michigan] : The University of Michigan Press, [1997] ©1997
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In this book, French-Caribbean writer and philosopher Édouard Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex vision of a world in transformation. He sees the islands of the Antilles as enduring as "invalid" suffering imposed by history, yet also as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. Arguing that the writer alone can tap the unconscious  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glissant, Édouard, 1928-
Poetics of relation.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Édouard Glissant; Betsy Wing
ISBN: 047209629X 9780472096299 0472066293 9780472066292
OCLC Number: 36417844
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Poétique de la relation.
Description: xxiii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The open boat --
Errantry, exile --
Poetics --
A rooted errantry --
Repetitions --
Expanse and filiation --
Closed place, open word --
Concerning a Baroque abroad in the world --
Concerning the poem's information --
Creolizations --
Dictate, decree --
To build the tower --
Transparency and opacity --
The black beach --
Relation --
The relative and chaos --
Distancing, determining --
That that --
Relinked, (relayed), related --
Generalization --
That those beings be not being --
For opacity --
Open circle, lived relation --
The burning beach.
Other Titles: Poétique de la relation.
Responsibility: Édouard Glissant ; translated by Betsy Wing.
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In Poetics of Relation, Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. This translation of Glissant's work preserves the  Read more...


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