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Author Glover, Kaiama L., 1972- author.

Title Haiti unbound : a spiralist challenge to the postcolonial canon / by Kaiama L. Glover.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 262 pages).
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Series Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 15
Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 15.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Historically and contemporarily, politically and literarily, Haiti has long been relegated to the margins of the so-called 'New World'. Marked by exceptionalism, the voices of some of its most important writers have consequently been muted by the geopolitical realities of the nation's fraught history. This book offers a close look at the works of three such writers: the Haitian Spiralists Frankétienne, Jean-Claude Fignolé, and René Philoctète. While Spiralism has been acknowledged by scholars and regional writer-intellectuals, the Spiralist ethic-aesthetic not yet been given the sustained attention of a full-length study. This book attempts to consider the works of the three Spiralist authors both individually and collectively. This book engages with long-standing issues of imperialism and resistance culture in the transatlantic world. It emphatically articulates Haiti's regional and global centrality, combining vital 'big picture' reflections on the field of postcolonial studies with elegant close-reading-based analyses of the philosophical perspective and creative practice of a distinctively Haitian literary phenomenon."--Publisher's description.
Contents Introduction : the consequences of ex-centricity -- Shifty/shifting characters. Beings without borders -- Zombies become warriors -- Productive schizophrenia -- Space-time of the spiral. Haiti unbound? -- Present-ing the past -- Haiti in the whirl/world -- Showing vs. telling. The stylistics of possession -- Framing the folk -- Schizophonic solutions -- Conclusions : no lack of language.
Subject Frankétienne -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fignolé, Jean Claude -- Criticism and interpretation.
Philoctète, René -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fignolé, Jean Claude. (OCoLC)fst00040885
Frankétienne. (OCoLC)fst00059451
Philoctète, René. (OCoLC)fst00167786
Fignolé, Jean Claude 1941-
Frankétienne 1936-
Philoctète, René 1932-1995.
Fignolé, Jean-Claude.
Philoctète, René.
Haitian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Haitian fiction. (OCoLC)fst00950463
Französisches Sprachgebiet.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Glover, Kaiama L., 1972- Haiti unbound. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2010 9781846314995 (OCoLC)653087291
ISBN 9781846316500 (electronic book)
1846316502 (electronic book)
9781781386705 (electronic book)
1781386706 (electronic book)
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