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The Collected Poems Of Édouard Glissant

9780816641956: Paperback
Release Date: 11th June 2019

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 296

University Of Minnesota Press

The Collected Poems Of Édouard Glissant

Written by
Édouard Glissant
,
Edited by
Jeff Humphries
,
Translated by
Melissa Manolas
The complete poems of the two-time finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature, available in English for the first time This volume collects and translates—most for the first time—the nine volumes of poetry published by \u00c9douard Glissant, a poet, novelist, and critic increasingly recognized as one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The poems bring to life what Glissant calls \u201can archipelago-like reality,\u201d partaking of the exchanges between Europe and its former colonies, between humans and their geographies, between the poet and the natural world. Reciting and re-creating histories of the African diaspora, Columbus\u2019s \u201cdiscovery\u201d of the New World, the slave trade, and the West Indies, Glissant underscores the role of poetic language in changing both past and present irrevocably. As translator Jeff Humphries writes in his introduction, Glissant\u2019s poetry embraces the aesthetic creed of the French symbolists Mallarm\u00e9 and Rimbaud (\u201cThe poet must make himself into a seer\u201d) and aims at nothing less than a hallucinatory experience of imagination in which the differences among poem, reader, and subject dissolve into one immediate present.Born in Martinique in 1928, influenced by the controversial Martinican poet/politician Aim\u00e9 C\u00e9saire, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, \u00c9douard Glissant has emerged as one of the most influential postcolonial theorists, novelists, playwrights, and poets not only in the Caribbean but also in contemporary French letters. He has twice been a finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the recipient of both the Prix Renaudot and the Prix Charles Veillon in France. His works include Poetics of Relation, Caribbean Discourse, Faulkner Mississippi, and the novel The Ripening. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of French at City University of New York, Graduate Center.
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The complete poems of the two-time finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature, available in English for the first time This volume collects and translates—most for the first time—the nine volumes of poetry published by \u00c9douard Glissant, a poet, novelist, and critic increasingly recognized as one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The poems bring to life what Glissant calls \u201can archipelago-like reality,\u201d partaking of the exchanges between Europe and its former colonies, between humans and their geographies, between the poet and the natural world. Reciting and re-creating histories of the African diaspora, Columbus\u2019s \u201cdiscovery\u201d of the New World, the slave trade, and the West Indies, Glissant underscores the role of poetic language in changing both past and present irrevocably. As translator Jeff Humphries writes in his introduction, Glissant\u2019s poetry embraces the aesthetic creed of the French symbolists Mallarm\u00e9 and Rimbaud (\u201cThe poet must make himself into a seer\u201d) and aims at nothing less than a hallucinatory experience of imagination in which the differences among poem, reader, and subject dissolve into one immediate present.Born in Martinique in 1928, influenced by the controversial Martinican poet/politician Aim\u00e9 C\u00e9saire, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, \u00c9douard Glissant has emerged as one of the most influential postcolonial theorists, novelists, playwrights, and poets not only in the Caribbean but also in contemporary French letters. He has twice been a finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the recipient of both the Prix Renaudot and the Prix Charles Veillon in France. His works include Poetics of Relation, Caribbean Discourse, Faulkner Mississippi, and the novel The Ripening. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of French at City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Jeff Humphries is Louisiana State University Foundation Distinguished Professor of French, English, and Comparative Literature. He has published several books of poetry, fiction, essays, and literary criticism, including Borealis (Minnesota, 2002).

Édouard Glissant is one of the most influential postcolonial theorists, novelists, playwrights, and poets not only in the Caribbean but also in contemporary French letters. He has twice been a finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the recipient of both the Prix Renaudot and the Prix Charles Veillon in France. His works include Poetics of Relation, Caribbean Discourse, Faulkner Mississippi, and the novel The Ripening. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of French at City University of New York, Graduate Center.

"The magnificent work of one of the most important contemporary novelists, essayists, and poets in the field of what we in Europe and North America call postcolonial literature."—American Book Review

"Reading or re-reading these texts, published over half a century, one is struck by the power of this poetry, the extraordinary persistence in its original inspiration and the manner in which it announces and then exemplifies the theories developed in Poetics of Relation or Caribbean Discourse."—Literature and Arts of the Americas