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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


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


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


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


Past, Future and the Maroon Community in Edouard Glissant’s Le Quatrième Siècle

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/9781846311376.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores Le Quatrième Siècle’s reflections on the conceptions of community and individual, which are required by a struggle for political independence, Caribbean solidarity, and cultural ... More


Living by Mistake: Individual and Community in Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle

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/9781846311376.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a close reading of Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle, and portrays the rural Antillean community’s inability to derive any emotional strength from the ... More


Singular Beings and Political Disorganization in Vincent Placoly’s L’Eau-de-mort guildive

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/9781846311376.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter studies Vincent Placoly’s extremely original work, which is characterized by a surreal atmosphere and chaotic structure. Britton discusses the novel’s attempt at creating a coherent ... More


Conquering the Town: Stories and Myth in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco

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/9781846311376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores Texaco’s key theme of building new communities, and the polarity between town and country. Britton foregrounds the fictional community’s existence as not only a new community ... More


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