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Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, ... More


The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Celia Britton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction seeks to better understand the concept of community as a central and problematic issue in French Caribbean literature. The study examines ... More


Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Lucille Cairns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel explores autobiographies, memoirs, and novels written by French-language Jewish writers in order to get an idea of Francophone Jewish imaginings of ... More


Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity’ considers how texts inscribe key elements within paradigms of Israeli identity from 1948 onwards and in doing so provides a general discussion of Zionism, the ... More


Arab–Israeli Conflict Turned Franco–Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter assesses the conflict between Israel and France, which exists as a consequence of France’s perceived systematic anti-Israeli/anti-Zionist bias. In her discussion, Cairns analyses the ... More


Questioning the Construction of Dogma

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of situating the correlative concepts of authenticity and identity within the historical context of the region, the Introduction discusses the frustrated notion of origins in the French ... More


Intra-Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Intra-Israeli Conflict’ examines how the primary corpus represents conflict between different ethnic and political demographics among Jews in Israel. Using cognitive science, social psychology, and ... More


Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Maeve McCusker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310485
eISBN:
9781786945327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study discusses how the ways in which Chamoiseau’s work attempts to recover (bring back) the memory of the past have contributed to a collective and individual coming to terms with, and, ... More


Gouverneurs de la … Mangrove: Architextual Authenticity in Maryse Condé’s Traversée de la Mangrove

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of illustrating the central albeit conflicted place that issues of authenticity occupy in the French Caribbean, Chapter 3 examines Guadeloupean Maryse Condé’s canonical novel, Traversée de ... More


Reconquering Dimensions: No Place Like Home

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By way of a brief summary of Ulysses’ return from Troy to Ithaca in Homer’s The Odyssey, the Conclusion begins by juxtaposing the fundamentally different notions of the house as found in traditional ... More


Reflections on Interior Design: Daniel Maximin’s L’Île et une nuit

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 considers issues of identity in the context of hurricane Hugo’s gale force winds and rain battering a house and its solitary inhabitant in Guadeloupe, as recounted in the third and final ... More


Literature of Reconstruction: An Architextual Assessment of Post-Earthquake Haiti in Yanick Lahens’s Failles and Guillaume et Nathalie

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Whereas, on the heels of a devastating hurricane’s passing, the final pages of Maximin’s L’Île et une nuit (Chapter 4) hint at both architectural and architextual (re)building in the wake of ... More


Historical Foundations of Israeli Nationhood

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers texts that inscribe key historical foundations of Israeli nationhood. It looks at significant literary representations of some key constituents in the historical foundations of ... More


‘Une tracée de survie’: Autobiographical Memory

Maeve McCusker

in Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310485
eISBN:
9781786945327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘‘Une tracée de survie’: Autobiographical Memory’ examines the three volumes of autobiography that Chamoiseau produced between 1990 and 2005, arguing that his marked preference for the genre is ... More


Memory Re-collected: Witnesses and Words

Maeve McCusker

in Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310485
eISBN:
9781786945327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter three examines the representation of historical memory in Chamoiseau’s work, drawing on postmodern theories of history, and examining the presentation of archives and orality in Texaco and ... More


Supplement

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concludes with a final thought on consensus and dissensus in Francophone Jewish writers’ affective and cognitive responses to Israel. With the support of a grant from the British ... More


On Not Belonging: Surrogate Families and Marginalized Communities in Maryse Condé’s Desirada

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter highlights Desirada’s opposition between the breakdown of the biological family unit and the contrastingly positive strength of relationships not based on biological kinship: friendship ... More


Restoring Lost Unity in Jacques Roumain’s Gouverneurs de la rosée

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the central theme of community in a close reading of Jacques Roumain’s Gouverneurs de la rosée. It foregrounds the novel’s embodiment of an ideal of organic community and ... More


Community, Nature and Solitude in Daniel Maximin’s L’Ile et une nuit

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses mainly on Daniel Maximin’s L’Ile et une nuit but also makes reference to the author’s other two novels, L’Isolé soleil and Soufrières. Britton foregrounds how, in L’Ile et une ... More


Beginnings: The Enigma of Origin

Maeve McCusker

in Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310485
eISBN:
9781786945327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This first chapter argues that Chamoiseau’s first novel, Chronique des sept misères, constitutes an extended meditation on the notion of ‘beginnings’, announcing and crystallizing many of the ideas ... More


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