H. Adlai Murdoch
Publisher: Orange Grove Texts Plus (September 24, 2009)
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"Murdoch exploits the postmodern theoretical vocabulary to supply perceptive readings of a variety of French Caribbean novels in the framework of antillanité and créolité."-- E. Anthony Hurley, country collage of recent York, Stony BrookAdlai Murdoch deals a close rereading of 5 significant modern French Caribbean writers--Glissant, Condé, Maximin, Dracius-Pinalie, and Chamoiseau. Emphasizing the function of narrative in fashioning the cultural and political doubleness of Caribbean Creole identification, Murdoch indicates how those authors actively rewrite their very own colonially pushed history.Murdoch continues that the tradition of the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique is much less homogeneous and extra creatively fragmented than is often intended. selling a brand new imaginative and prescient of this multifaceted zone, he demanding situations preconceived notions of what it capability to be either French and West Indian. The author’s personal West Indian foundation presents him with intimate, firsthand wisdom of the nuances of day by day Caribbean life.While helpful to scholars of Caribbean literature, this paintings also will entice these attracted to the African diaspora, French and postcolonial reports, and literary theory.H. Adlai Murdoch, affiliate professor of French and Francophone reports on the collage of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the writer of articles in Callaloo, learn in African Literatures, and Yale French stories.