Islands and exiles : the creole identities of post/colonial literature
- Chris Bongie.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
- Physical description
- 543 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Bongie, Chris.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -527) and index.
- Part I. Introductions:
- 1. Within the shady hold of modernity: a preface to Creolization--
- 2. A glow of after-memory: (beyond) identity politics in postcolonial literature and theory-- Part II. Irruptions: Bernadin de Saint-Pierre, Edouard Glissant, and the Double Time of Modernity:
- 3. 'The shadow of what one will be': Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's insular relations--
- 4. Resisting memories: Edouard Glissant and the medusa of history-- Part III. Eruptions: (Rewriting) Caribbean Romanticism:
- 5. The memory of Hayti: William Faulkner, Victor Hugo, and the Saint-Domingue revolution--
- 6. 1835, or Le troisieme siecle: the Creole afterlives of Cyrille-Charles-Auguste Bissette, Louis de Maynard de Queilhe, and Victor Schoelcher--
- 7. The (un)exploded volcano: Daniel Maximin's Soufrieres and the apocalypse of narrative-- Part IV. Conclusion:
- 8. The last frontier: memories of the postcolonial future in Keri Julme's the bone people-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A comprehensive historical and theoretical study of the creolization process and its relevance to both colonial and postcolonial literatures, this book focuses for the most part on novels from or about the French Caribbean. It examines the ways in which colonial authors such as Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and Victor Hugo, as well as such contemporary writers as fdouard Glissant and Daniel Maximin, have represented the process of cultural mixing and (con)fusion to which, under a variety of names (creolization, hybridity, mZtissage), postcolonial theorists have increasingly turned in order to understand the complexities of cultural identity in today s transnational world. Notwithstanding the obvious differences separating colonial and postcolonial literatures, Islands and Exiles emphasizes their entanglements, mapping out a middle ground in which they are ambivalently linked to one another.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0804732809 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 0804732817 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780804732802 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780804732819 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Browse related items
Start at call number: