A Season In The Congo

Cesaire, Aime

Published by Grove Press, 1969
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Title: A Season In The Congo

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: paperback

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New York. 1969. Grove Press. 1st Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. Evergreen Original. Translated from the French by Ralph Manheim. 104 pages. E-533. paperback. keywords: Literature Caribbean Black Translated. inventory # 12611. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Aime Cesaire, the renowned African poet, has written this passionate play about the African leader Patrice Lumumba, who was murdered in the Congo in 1961. The play is marked by Cesaire's sensitivity to African experience and character, his care in preserving the outline of those facts that are a matter of historical record, and his ability to imagine the substance of life that must have occurred between the lines of historical evidence. Cesaire himself says of the play: '[Lumumba is] a man of imagination, always on top of the present situation, and because of this also a man of faith; thus he is the African, the 'muntu,' at once the man who shares the vital force (the 'ngolo' ) and the man of words (the 'nommo'). ‘Struggling with the difficulties of the modern world, the cold world of logic and of private interests, he achieves, quite lucidly, his destiny as both victim and hero. Conquered, but also conqueror. Breaking himself against the bars of the cage, but also making a breach in them. Through this man (a man whose very stature seems to designate him asa legend) the whole history of a continent and of a people is played out in an exemplary and symbolic manner.’ Very Good In Slightly Worn Wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 12611

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