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The dream of creating one people from two lands mixed together: 1937 and borderland Utopia

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses four fictional recreations of the 1937 massacre written between 1955 and 2003 by writers who had not directly experienced the events: Marcio Veloz Maggiolo's El hombre del ... More


For an Eco-Archive

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982–2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter continues to build the conceptual and historical frame of the eco-archive. It argues that contemporary Haitian literature records the transformation of the environment and accumulates ... More


Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Kaiama L. Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Historically and contemporarily, politically and literarily, Haiti has long been relegated to the margins of the so–called ‘New World’. Marked by exceptionalism, the voices of some of its most ... More


Schizophonic Solutions: Philoctète

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.014
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Philoctète's writing of collective trauma as it impacts possibilities and methods of narration. It argues that the manipulation of language integral to the functioning of ... More


Present-ing the Past: Aube Tranquille and Le Peuple des terres mêlées

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Fignolé and Philoctète's critical engagement with specific events in regional and world history. It considers the refusal of grand narrative fixity and subsequent privileging of ... More


Introduction the Consequences of Ex-Centricity

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Taking as a point of departure the notion that critical appreciation of writers in the French–speaking Caribbean is connected to a given author's theoretical training in France, this introductory ... More


Productive Schizophrenia: Les Possédés de la pleine lune, Aube Tranquille and Le Peuple des terres Mêlées

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the doubled and tripled characters — the overlapping (pieces of) beings — presented in Fignolé's Les Possédés de la pleine lune and Aube Tranquille, as well as in Philoctète's ... More


Émile Ollivier Passing Through

in Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferriere, Danticat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310799
eISBN:
9781846313080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313080.004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter first contextualizes Émile Ollivier by analyzing poetry by Anthony Phelps, René Philoctète and Roland Morisseau. It then discusses Ollivier's prize-winning 1991 novel Passages, a work ... More


Conclusions: No Lack of Language

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter further reflects on and draws conclusions about the literal and literary implications of the spiral. It comment on the de–polarized inside/outside, centrifugal/centripetal, ... More


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