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This marks the publication of the first English-language translation of Poetic Intention, Glissant's classic meditation on poetry and art. In this wide-ranging book, Glissant discusses poets, including Stephane Mallarme and Saint-John Perse, and visual artists, such as the Surrealist painters Matta and Wilfredo Lam, arguing for the importance of the global position of art. ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Nightboat Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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This book took me awhile--a long while--to get into: part literary criticism, part anthropology, part quick studies of French and Francophone literature, and all poetic prose, this book is smart and ultimately a challenging and worthwhile read for anyone wanting a tough discussion of poetics vis a vis philosophy.
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Fondateur des concepts d'« antillanité », de « créolisation » et de « tout-monde », il était « Distinguished Professor » en littérature française, à l'université de la Ville de New York et président de la mission de préfiguration d'un Centre français consacré à la traite, à l'esclavage et à leurs abolitions, le Comité pour la mémoire et l'histoire de l'esclavage.
Depuis 2002, un prestigieux prix po
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