Faulkner, Mississippi Édouard Glissant

ISBN: 9780374153915

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Faulkner, Mississippi  by  Édouard Glissant

Faulkner, Mississippi by Édouard Glissant
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In 1992, while teaching literature in Louisiana, the West Indian writer Edouard Glissant visited Rowan Oak, William Faulkners home in Oxford, Mississippi. His visit spurred him to write this original and powerful reappraisal of FaulknersMoreIn 1992, while teaching literature in Louisiana, the West Indian writer Edouard Glissant visited Rowan Oak, William Faulkners home in Oxford, Mississippi. His visit spurred him to write this original and powerful reappraisal of Faulkners work.Faulkner, Mississippi is the first book on Faulkner by a major black writer. Glissant is fascinated by the stones of Yoknapatawpha County and disturbed by the authors equivocations about the racism there.

Yet he stands in a distinctive relation to Faulkner and his county: as a black man from Martinique, Glissant is descended from slaves, and as a native French speaker, he first encountered the great novelists work in translation.Glissant sees the racial complexities of Faulkners work as the key to his influence in the next century, and presents FauLkner as the progenitor of Flannery OConnor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alejo Carpentier, and Toni Morrison.

Glissant exhorts the reader to look him straight in the eyes, the son of the slave and the son of the slaveowner -- and his own clear-eyed gaze makes this book a revelation about the work of one of our greatest and least understood writers.



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