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Poetics of Relation · Rhizome (philosophy) ·. Influences[show]. Aimé Césaire · Frantz Fanon ·. Influenced[show]. Barbara Cassin ·. Édouard Glissant (21 September – 3 February ) was a French writer, poet. Poetics of Relation [Edouard Glissant, Betsy Wing] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and. In , he published his most recognized essay, Poètique de la Relation ( Poetics of Relation), wherein his philosophy towards languages and.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For Glissant, identity construction enforces the sense of Relation, but this self-realisation is not enough, it requires the realisation of Relation.

Poetics of Relation by Édouard Glissant

For this poet’s prose, and French poet’s prose, written in an idiom which is felt as so foreign to English that it can evoke reactions of exasperation and impatience. Peter rated it really liked it May 26, Paris, Editions du Dragon, coll.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Every time I read this, I can only jump across it, skimming back and forth through the poeticx.

He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. InGlissant, determined to continue his studies, left his natal island for the first time and set out for Paris.


This translation of Glissant’s work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the richness and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English. Vika Kirchenbauer rated it really liked it May 10, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Poetics of Relation

Notify me of new posts via email. While concluding that the age of hlissant is past for all cultures, [15] the importance of this antinomic relationship between Relation and the era that precedes it, suggests that Glissant is not only interested in defining the contemporary situation, but also in revising our understanding of modernity.

Louisiana gave Glissant the opportunity to see the expansion of creole cultures in the United States.

Glissant died in Paris, Franceat the age of I do not know but can sense why this is. Beautifully, Glissant leaves behind the decrepit vocabulary of the sterile paradigm, and invents concepts logically parallel to those in other fields–like relations to relativity–in order to observe Caribbean and global communities in a fresh way. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Édouard Glissant

In Praise of Creoleness. As his translator Betsy Wing notes, Glissant constantly destabilises Relagion, creating new linguistic formulations in order to mimic the transformations of a living language and the collisions of culture that he sees as productive of Relation.


Lukas rated it really liked it Mar 23, This “relation” that Glissant discusses through his critical work conveys a “shared knowledge”.

Soleil de la conscience. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability.

Book Review: Édouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation | Henry F. Skerritt

I have read different sections at different points over the last two years. This lends to the experience of the slaves on the ship as they were confined to an overcrowded, filthy, and diseased existence among other slaves, all there against their will.

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Return to Book Page. Glissant applies it to creolization where roots meet and share cultural bounds to form an identity. Some of the metaphors of local identity Glissant favored–the hinterland or lack of itthe maroon or runaway slavethe creole language–proved lasting and influential.

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