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The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Thing About Roy Fisher, edited by John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson, brings together critical essays that aim to increase the awareness of the literature produced by Roy Fisher during his forty ... More


Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Jane Hiddleston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is a book about expatriation, and the constant, necessary revisiting that follows. In the book, Hiddleston seeks to conceptualise Djebar’s progressive struggle and ... 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


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


Conclusion

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter gives a final comment on Djebar’s development as a writer and her methods of writing. It focuses on her representation of the suffering felt by Algeria, and the ways in which ... More


'Menacing Works in my Isolation': Early Pieces

James Keery

in The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In this second chapter, James Keery closely reads Fisher’s early poetry from the 1950s. In his analysis, Keery explores the poetry’s historical context and interrelations, in order to develop a ... More


Osmotic Investigations and Mutant Poems: An Americanist Poetic

Ian F. A. Bell and Meriel Lland

in The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853235156
eISBN:
9781786945365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In chapter four, Ian F. A. Bell and Meriel Lland discuss Fisher’s poetic practice, focusing in particular on the significance of his use of scepticism, subjectivism, and dissembling. The chapter also ... More


Feminism and Women’s Identity

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Feminism and Women’s Identity’ discusses Djebar’s representation of womanhood and femininity in her work. It attempts to locate her position on feminism by comparing the writer’s disassociation from ... 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


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


‘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


Memory Materialized: Traces of the Past

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/9781846310485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In contrast with the emphasis on orality in the previous chapter, ‘Memory Materialized: Traces of the Past’ looks in some detail at the growing significance of physical relics of the past – in ... More


Introduction

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this first chapter, Hiddleston comments on the significance of expatriation and the memory of native lands in Djebar’s work. The chapter also introduces the recurring themes present in the text, ... More


The Early Years

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This first chapter studies Djebar’s works published during the early years of her career, from her first novel La Soif to the last of her novels written in the early period, Les Alouettes naïves. The ... More


War, Memory and Postcoloniality

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘War, Memory and Postcoloniality’ explores Djebar’s process of reflection that gave rise to alternative modes of writing and describes this course of withdrawal and renewal as a movement that went on ... More


Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimony

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimony’ explores the political influence in Djebar’s work from the 1990s. The chapter assesses the writer’s use of religious and political discourse in light of ... 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


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


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