LYRIC AND DRAMATIC POETRY.

Cesaire, Aime (translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.)

ISBN 10: 0813912563 / ISBN 13: 9780813912561
Published by Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1990. dj, 1990
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. The first appearance in English of two very significant works by Cesaire: the long dramatic poem 'Et les chiens se taisaient' (And the Dogs Were Silent) and 'moi, laminaire' and other poems. 'And the Dogs Were Silent' appears only in English in this volume; the shorter poems are in both French and English. Introduction by A. James Arnold. A title in the Caraf Series which consists of works of Caribbean and African Literature translated from the French. 235 pages. Fine (as new ) in gold cloth, no dustjacket as issued. LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Dust jacketsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 23266

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Title: LYRIC AND DRAMATIC POETRY.

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1990. dj

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Cesaire has been read politically as a poet of revolutionary zeal since the 1960s. This collection, a retrospective of Cesaire's poetic production demonstrates the narrowness of earlier readings that grew out of the climate of Black Power influenced by the essays of Franz Fanon, another Martinican, who was largely responsible for the ambient view of Cesaire a generation ago. It is the first collection to translate "And the Dogs Were Silent" and "i, laminaria". "Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82" locates the issues of Cesaire's struggle with an emerging postmodern vision, showing him to be a major figure in the conflict between tradition and contemporary cultural identity. In his introductory essay A.James Arnold engages Derrida dnd deconstruction to demonstrate by contrast the originality of Cesaire's retrospective critique of modernism.

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Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82 goes beyond anything else in print (in French or in English) in that it locates the issues of Cesaire's struggle with an emerging postmodern vision.

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