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The Overseer's Cabin
With Édouard Glissant’s The Fourth Century, the Village Voice observed, “we get the full effect of his overarching project: a literary exorcism of Martinique’s scarred psyche and past, a lingering cry against the ‘black hole of time and forgetting.’” Glissant, “one of the most significant figures in Caribbean literature” (Washington Post), continues that project in The ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Bison Books
(first published May 1st 1981)
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Entering this novel without having read anything by Glissant must feel something like entering Chartes cathedral for the first time: its architecture and symbolism will appear enigmatic, beautiful yet bewildering. Édouard Glissant was a theorist, poet and novelist who created one of the most beautiful theories of the Caribbean that in the end transcended the Caribbean to become a theory about living globally. His entire oeuvre was an attempt to make readers experience this theory through the ...more
Édouard Glissant was a French writer, poet, philosopher, and literary critic from Martinique. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary.