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Patrick Chamoiseau: Memory, Relation, and the Creolized Imaginary

Bonnie Thomas

in Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810557
eISBN:
9781496810595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810557.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the way in which Patrick Chamoiseau extends Edouard Glissant’s notion of Relation and dramatizes a creolized imaginary though his childhood narratives, plotting a path that ... More


Patrick Chamoiseau and Rodolphe Hammadi in the Penal Colony: Photo-text and Memory-traces

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1993, the Martiniquan novelist Rodolphe Hammadi and Algerian photographer Patrick Chamoiseau visited France's notorious former penal colony, the Iles du Salut (Salvation Islands) in French Guiana. ... More


Problems of Cultural Self-Representation: René Ménil, Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphaël Confiant

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In 1959 Ménil defined the phenomenon of Martinican writers who see their own culture through European eyes, producing an exotic representation of themselves. He sees it as an inevitable consequence ... 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


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


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


Irony in the Dungeon: Anamnesis and Emancipation

Graham Huggan

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter brings Pierre Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology to bear on Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau’s novel Un dimanche au cachot. One facet of Bourdieu’s thought that makes his work ... 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


Literary Deliriums: Cultural Expression, Commodity Fetishism, and the Search for Community

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the increasingly fraught representations of individuals and communities in the 1970s and 1980s, as the shortcomings of various national projects became ever more apparent or, as ... More


Flesh Made Word: Traumatic Memory in Biblique des derniers gestes

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/9781846310485.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final chapter in Patrick Chamoiseau, Recovering Memory is devoted to Chamoiseau’s most recent novel, and his most experimental to date, Biblique des derniers gestes. It returns to the theories of ... 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


From National Bildung to Postcolonial Transnationalism: Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco and Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows

Greg Forter

in Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830436
eISBN:
9780191880018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830436.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter links colonialism, nationalism, and transnationalism/cosmopolitanism to the genre of the Bildungsroman. The chapter’s theoretical reference points are Joseph Slaughter’s Human Rights, ... More


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