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“Seeing with the Eyes of the Work” (Adorno): Césaire’s Cahier and Modernist Print Culture

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the reception of Negritude's inaugural masterpiece, Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a return to the native land), by situating the 1939 version in ... More


The Empirical Subject in Question: A Drama of Voices in Aimé Césaire’s Et les chiens se taisaient

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the multidimensional and non-self-identical nature of the human being, or empirical subject, as depicted by Aimé Césaire in Et les chiens se taisaient (And the dogs fell ... More


Dislocating Black Classicism: Classics and the Black Diaspora in the Poetry of Aimé Césaire and Kamau Brathwaite

Emily Greenwood

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the reception of Classics in the work Cahier d'un retour au pays natal by the Martinican poet Aimé Césaire, and compares Césaire's engagement with the cultures of Greece and ... More


To Inhabit a Wound: A Turn to Language in Martinique

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter suggests that through writing in French, Aimé Césaire anticipates the thesis of créolization, namely, that no language is originary, self-identical, or pure. His revelation of an ... More


Aimé Césaire and the Logic of Decolonization

Nick Nesbit

in Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzes Césaire's contribution to the struggle for decolonization. Argues that the 1946 law for the ‘Departmentalization’ of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guyana constituted a singular form of ... More


Red Front / Black Front: Aimé Césaire and the Affaire Aragon

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the poetic choices Aimé Césaire made during the interwar period. On the one hand, Césaire felt the need to satisfy poetic demands: he wanted to live up to and advance the ... More


Diasporic Modernisms: Journeys “Home” in Long Poems of Aimé Césaire and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter collages Césaire’s Notes for a Return to the Native Land and Cha’s Dictée to develop a theory of diasporic modernism that resides in modernity’s intensified mobilities. The long poems of ... More


Aimé Césaire and Francophone Postcolonial Thought

Mary Gallagher (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born in 1913 in Martinique, Aimé Césaire was drawn to Europe as a young man. He enrolled at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris in 1932 and at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) three years later. ... More


‘Homecomings without Home’: Representations of (Post)colonial nostos (Homecoming) in the Lyric of Aimé Césaire and Derek Walcott

Gregson Davis

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the adaptation of the motif of katabasis in Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (1939/47) and in a short poem by Derek Walcott, ‘Homecoming: Anse La Raye’ (1969). ... More


Rhythm, Music, and Literature in the French Caribbean

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the literature and on the persistence of rhythm in the literary and intellectual discourse of the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It discusses how the ... More


The Tragedy of Aimé Césaire

Adam Lecznar

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the forms of classicism that proliferate in the writings of the Martinican poet-politician Aimé Césaire (1913–2008), focusing in particular on his 1963 drama The Tragedy of King ... More


Césaire, Fanon, and Immediacy as a Project

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 is the book’s central literary study. It “slow reads” Frantz Fanon’s epochal essay “The Lived Experience of the Black” as a critical dramatization of Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au ... More


The Tragedy of Decolonization: Dialectics at a Standstill

Martin Mégevand

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tragedies of Algerian, Kateb Yacine, and Martinican, Aimé Césaire, two of the major writers of post-World War II Francophone literature. The analysis focuses on the ... More


Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Caribbean Critique seeks to define and analyze the distinctive contribution of francophone Caribbean thinkers to perimetric Critical Theory. The book argues that their singular project has been to ... More


Conclusion: The Incandescent I, Destroyer of Worlds

Nick Nesbit

in Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Returns to the legacy of Aimé Césaire, to emphasize his singular commitment to a Caribbean critique of colonialism and slavery and his militant pursuit of justice as universal equality. Examines his ... More


Situating Frantz Fanon’s Account of Black Experience

Robert Bernasconi

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Frantz Fanon’s existential phenomenological analysis of racism as a system. In 1952, Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, which became the defining text of what today is called the ... More


Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Carrie Noland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the ... More


Liberation Choices

Kristen Stromberg Childers

in Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

In 1946, Antilleans voted to transform Martinique and Guadeloupe into regular departments of France, or DOMs, ostensibly gaining rights equal to the citizens of metropolitan France. This decision has ... More


Afterword: Vastey and the System of Colonial Violence

Nick Nesbitt

in The Colonial System Unveiled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The translation of Vastey’s The Colonial System Unveiled is followed by four supplementary essays, written by established scholars in the field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies, that are devoted to ... More


Poetry and the Free

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses free verses in French poetry, which is also called Vers libre. Works of Aimé Césaire and Paul Éluard are analyzed in order to provide a clearer picture of the differences in ... More


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