9780819564528

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

ISBN 10: 0819564524 / 0-8195-6452-4
ISBN 13: 9780819564528
Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Aimé Césaire's masterpiece, NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO THE NATIVE LAND, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. The long poem was the beginning of Césaire's quest for négritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. With its emphasis on unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, manipulation of language into puns and neologisms, and rhythm, Césaire considered his style a "beneficial madness" that could "break into the forbidden" and reach the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture.


Review:

"Aime Cesaire's brooding exploration of Negritude bristles with the energetic, unique qualities of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself."...[T]he poem moves with taut momentum. Cesaire's work deserves more attention, so this new translation is welcome."

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, 09/16/2001

Review:

"Eshleman and Smith have revised their original 1983 translation and given it additional power by presenting Cesaire's unique voice as a testament to a world reduced in size by catastrophic events."

Ray Gonzalez, Bloomsbury Review, March/April 2002

 

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Book Description: University Press of New England, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 211 x 137 mm. Brand New Book. Aime Cesaire s masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. The long poem was the beginning of Cesaire s quest for negritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. With its emphasis on unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, manipulation of language into puns and neologisms, and rhythm, Cesaire considered his style a beneficial madness that could break into the forbidden and reach the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture. Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith achieve a laudable adaptation of Cesaire s work to English by clarifying double meanings, stretching syntax, and finding equivalent English puns, all while remaining remarkably true to the French text. Their treatment of the poetry is marked with imagination, vigor, and accuracy that will clarify difficulties for those already familiar with French, and make the work accessible to those who are not. Andre Breton s introduction, A Great Black Poet, situates the text and provides a moving tribute to Cesaire. Notebook of a Return to the Native Land is recommended for readers in comparative literature, post-colonial literature, African American studies, poetry, modernism, and French. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780819564528

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