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Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Louise Hardwick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognized for his novel La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other ... More


The “Rude Anarchy” of “Black Boys” in Banjo

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Claude McKay's second novel of the transnational black queer permanent revolution, Banjo: A Story without a Plot. This chapter aims to expand a critical discussion of McKay's ... More


Kor and Karnival, the Carnal Road of Léon-Gontran Damas ‘Evidence of Things Not Seen’

Kathleen Gyssels

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

While generally forgotten or sidelined in major publications on the movement known as Négritude, Léon-Gontran Damas was quoted to striking effect by the politician Christiane Taubira — herself also ... More


Earth, Ecocriticism, and Economics: Diab’-là

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Zobel’s first novel, Diab’-là. The analysis focuses on the incendiary, revolutionary potential of this literary debut, situating it in its original context in the era of ... More


Primitivism and Negritude

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/9781503602366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 considers a range of manifestoes and essays that articulate the primitivist project. Anchoring the discussion with Ernst Bloch’s conception of objective and subjective “nonsynchronicity,” ... More


Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Gary Edward Holcomb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Sasha” was the code name adopted by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay (1889–1948) to foil investigations of his life and work. Over a period of two decades, the FBI, U.S. State Department, ... More


The Négraille's Testament: Translating Black-Label

Kathleen Gyssels and Christine Pagnoulle

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After briefly commenting on the comparative neglect of poems by Léon-Gontran Damas, one of the three founders of the Négritude movement, the article explores the specific difficulties inherent in the ... More


Introduction

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Presents Joseph Zobel’s oeuvre, provides an outline biography and discussion of his entire literary career. Contextualises his work in the contexts of the Francophone Caribbean and black literature ... More


Zobel, Négritude, and the Novel

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter discusses the relationship between Zobel’s novels and the Négritude movement. By providing the first detailed contextualisation of the conditions in which he began to write novels, it ... More


Nothing Happens, Twice: Les Jours immobiles becomes Les Mains pleines d’oiseaux

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

I establish that Zobel’s second novel continues the project he commenced with Diab’-là in as much as it centres on a second Négritude-inspired depiction of a small local community. In addition, I ... More


Rereading La Rue Cases-Nègres

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Four, ‘Re-reading La Rue Cases-Nègres’, demonstrates that, read against the broader development of his career, this novel is representative not of continuity, but of dissonance and rupture. ... More


Cultural Capital in the French Capital: From La Fête à Paris to Quand la neige aura fondu

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Finally, moving away from works set uniquely in a Caribbean location, Chapter Five, ‘Cultural Capital in the French Capital: from La Fete à Paris to Quand la neige aura fondu’ discusses the original ... More


Afterword

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The conclusion focuses on the afterlives and legacies of Zobel’s novels across the world, and demonstrates that his reputation is subject to constant processes of redefinition. The multiple ways in ... More


Introduction: Manifesting Claude Mckay

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Amongst studies concerning the Harlem Renaissance authors, Festus Claudius McKay is at last in vogue. Even at the prime of his career, McKay was often a marginalized figure. This book examines ... More


“Dark Desire All Over the Pages”: Race, Nation, and Sex in Home to Harlem

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on McKay's novel, Home to Harlem, a dialogical act of Great Migration ethos that verbalizes the diverse dialects of Marxist cultural work, different sexuality, anti-imperialism ... More


“Swaying to the Music of the Moon”: Black-White Queer Solidarity in Romance in Marseille

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines Claude McKay's Romance in Marseille which is the crucial third novel of McKay's queer black Marxist trilogy. Romance in Marseille is a candid intercourse of queer black and ... More


A Martiniquan Ithaca: Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) is a landmark poem for anticolonialism, spearheaded by the Négritude movement of which he was a founder. It is also one of the first works to ... More


A Beachhead in the Sixties

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter is concerned with the intellectual transition from the specificities of Arab nationalism to the global culture of resistance and left-wing politics that characterized the 1960s. Among ... More


Leaving the South: Frantz Fanon, Modern Jazz and the Rejection of Négritude

Jeremy F. Lane

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Frantz Fanon's interest in jazz music, a prominent manifestation of creolized American culture. It argues that Fanon's biographer David Macey misunderstands and underestimates ... 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


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