The Resource Connecting histories : Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past, Bonnie Thomas

Connecting histories : Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past, Bonnie Thomas

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Connecting histories : Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past
Title
Connecting histories
Title remainder
Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Thomas
Title variation
Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A comprehensive introduction to five Caribbean writers and their confrontation with trauma "--
  • "The francophone Caribbean boasts a veritable treasure trove of literary gems. Distinguished by innovative, elegant writing and thought-provoking methods of engaging with questions of history and identity, this exciting body of work demands attention. Its authors treat the traumatic legacies of shared and personal histories that pervade the Caribbean experience in striking ways, enunciating a path towards reconciliation and healing. The creation of diverse personal narratives -- encompassing autobiography, autofiction, travel writing, and reflective essay -- remains characteristic of many Caribbean writers and offers poignant illustrations of the complex interchange between shared and personal pasts and how they affect individual lives. Through their historically informed autobiography, the authors in this study -- Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Patrick Chamoiseau, Edwidge Danticat, and Dany Laferrière -- offer compelling insights into confronting, coming to terms with, and reconciling their past. The employment of personal narratives as the vehicle to carry out this investigation points to a tension evident in these writers' reflections, which constantly move between the collective and the personal; their past is an inescapably complex, rhizomatic network that extends beyond the notion of a single, private life. These contemporary authors from the three francophone Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Haiti intertwine their personal memories with reflections on the histories of their homelands and on the European and North American countries they adopt through choice or necessity, thereby revealing a multitude of deep connections that illuminate distinct francophone Caribbean experiences"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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collective biography
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1975-
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Thomas, Bonnie
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ3940
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
Series statement
Caribbean studies series
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  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Authors, Caribbean
  • Authors, Caribbean
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • History in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Authors, Caribbean
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • History in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French
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Connecting histories : Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past, Bonnie Thomas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; CONNECTING HISTORIES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION HISTORY, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA IN THE FRANCOPHONE CARIBBEAN; CHAPTER 1 MARYSE CONDÉ: Filling in the Gaps of "Herstory"; CHAPTER 2 GISÈLE PINEAU: Writing as Therapy; CHAPTER 3 PATRICK CHAMOISEAU: Memory, Relation, and the Creolized Imaginary; CHAPTER 4 EDWIDGE DANTICAT: Connecting the Political and Personal; CHAPTER 5 DANY LAFERRIÈRE: "I Write as I Live"; CONCLUSION; NOTES; WORKS CITED; INDEX
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496810595
Lccn
2016058052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv5jwg3h
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966410510
  • (OCoLC)ocn966410510
Label
Connecting histories : Francophone Caribbean writers interrogating their past, Bonnie Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; CONNECTING HISTORIES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION HISTORY, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA IN THE FRANCOPHONE CARIBBEAN; CHAPTER 1 MARYSE CONDÉ: Filling in the Gaps of "Herstory"; CHAPTER 2 GISÈLE PINEAU: Writing as Therapy; CHAPTER 3 PATRICK CHAMOISEAU: Memory, Relation, and the Creolized Imaginary; CHAPTER 4 EDWIDGE DANTICAT: Connecting the Political and Personal; CHAPTER 5 DANY LAFERRIÈRE: "I Write as I Live"; CONCLUSION; NOTES; WORKS CITED; INDEX
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496810595
Lccn
2016058052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv5jwg3h
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966410510
  • (OCoLC)ocn966410510

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