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Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Selected essays from the rich and complex collection of Edouard Glissant, one of the most prominent writers and intellectuals of the Caribbean, examine the psychological, sociological, and philosophical implications of cultural dependency.

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Caribbean Discourse

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Lists with This Book. Unless you’ve lived on Martinique in the French West Indies, I’m not sure you can completely appreciate or understand what Glissant is trying to convey. I’ve only scratched the surface but then I only lived there a little over 2 years.

This book is to be experienced on several levels and I admit that Glisssant am limited because of the relatively little time spent on the island. The parts that did speak to me were invaluable, but I would suggest that this book isn’t for everyone; only the few that want Unless you’ve lived on Martinique in the French West Indies, I’m not sure you can completely appreciate or understand what Glissant is trying to convey.

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Jul 28, Navid Naderi rated it it was amazing. Nov ccaribbean, Jared Emry rated ciscourse it was ok Shelves: What is primarily described here through the mostly pretentious dialect is a gap between times and identities.

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The old cloak of Africa has already been cast down as undesirable, yet denied per circumstance and a sense of inferiority to the new cloak – in the same way someone with a cloak on each arm isn’t yet dressed and should probably put on pants and a shirt first. The natural will for the present found in people is presented as unique in contrast perhaps with the modern man of the ‘dreamland What is primarily described here through the mostly pretentious dialect is a gap between times and identities.

The natural will for the present found in people is presented as unique in contrast perhaps with the modern man of the ‘dreamland’ whose present focus is thought to be a few seconds ahead.

Both of these are unsolidified modes and such seems to be the central angst described, yet it is precisely this mode which is the primary value – which would be undermined by it’s own solidification.

In a word, this book is silly. It speaks of an ever ongoing revolution against becoming when it is natural that a people should become. Because it is exactly the human inclination to become and be as it will become to be – which is not the state of the ongoing revolution.

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Edouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse

Thinking the Caribbean as well as other spaces of Francophone diaspora, even including Quebec just wouldn’t be the same without Glissant’s powerful, nuanced, immensely thoughtful theory and criticism.

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