Who is Édouard Glissant?

Édouard Glissant, (born September 21, 1928, Le Lamentin, Martinique—died February 3, 2011, Paris, France), French-speaking West Indian poet and novelist who belonged to the literary Africanism movement. Glissant was a disciple and fellow countryman of the poet Aimé Césaire, who founded the Negritude movement…

When did Antoine Glissant publish his works?

Upon his return to Martinique in 1953, he mainly published his works in the journal of a close friend, Maurice Nadeau, called Les Lettres Nouvelles (The New Arts). Glissant’s popularity rose in 1958 when he published La Lézarde (The Ripening) and won a prestigious French literary award, the Renaudot Prize.

Does Glissant reject the language he speaks?

In an carly collection of essays, L1ntention jJoétique (1969), Glissant made it dear that he had no interest in rejecting the language he speaks (French); his purpose would be better served by actions within it, by interrogating il.

Where did John Glissant go to school?

During childhood, he moved to Lamentin, the second most populated city in Martinique, where Glissant discovered primary school and the strictness of the third republic school system, where children were forbidden to speak Creole.

AlI of Édouard Glissant’s work, as a poet, novelist, play­ wright, or theoretician from the very beginning (Les Indes and Soleil de la conscience [1956], La Lézarde [1959]) has been concerned with exploring the possibilities of a language that wouid be fully Antillean.

Why translate Glissant’s work?

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. Édouard Glissant is Distinguished Professor of French at City University of New York, Graduate Center.

Who wrote Glissant poetics of relation?

EDOUARD ” GLISSANT Poetics of Relation 3487495 translated by Betsy Wing Ann Arbor THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS Introduction and English translation copyright © by the University of Michigan 1997 Originally published in French by Gallimard, 1990.

How does Glissant’s first novel differ from his subsequent work?

While Glissant’s first novel portrays the political climate in 1940s Martinique, through the story of a group of young revolutionaries, his subsequent work focuses on questions of language, identity, space, history, and knowledge and knowledge production.