Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity: By Édouard Glissant (Paperback)

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By Celia Britton (Translator)
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This book reproduces the texts of four lectures, followed by discussions, and two interviews with Lise Gauvin published in Introduction � une po�tique du divers (1996); and also four further interviews from L'Imaginaire des langues (Lise Gauvin, 2010). It covers a wide range of topics but key recurring themes are creolization, language and langage, culture and identity, 'monolingualism', the 'Chaos-world' and the role of the writer. Migration and the various different kinds of migrants are also discussed, as is the difference between 'atavistic' and 'composite' communities, the art of translation, identity as a 'rhizome' rather than a single root, the Chaos-World and chaos theory, 'trace thought' as opposed to 'systematic thought', the relation between 'place' and the Whole-World, exoticism, utopias, a new definition of beauty as the realized quantity of differences, the status of literary genres and the possibility that literature as a whole will disappear. Four of the interviews (Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9) relate to particular works that Glissant has published: Tout-monde, Le monde incr�e, La Coh�e du Lamentin, Une nouvelle r�gion du monde. Many of these themes have been explored in his previous works, but here, because in all the chapters we see Glissant interacting with the questions and views of other people, they are presented in a particularly accessible form.

About the Author

Celia Britton is Emeritus Professor at University College London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789621297
ISBN-10: 1789621291
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English
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