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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 89–99.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Justin Izzo This essay examines the roles played by ethnographic writing and translation in Raphaël Confiant's 1994 L'allée des soupirs . This novel fictionalizes the 1959 riots in Martinique while simultaneously creating characters who debate the relative merits of modes of expression capable of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 35–62.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Chamoiseau and his fellow writers overhaul the form and stealthily undo assumptions about what the essay can or cannot accomplish. Through examples from Eloge de la créolité , by Chamoiseau, Jean Bernabé, and Raphaël Confiant; Edouard Glissant's Poétique de la Relation and Philosophie de la Relation ; and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 89–102.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nathalie Batraville L’intertextualité avec l’œuvre d’Aimé Césaire révèle combien Mûr à crever de Frankétienne se démarque de la vision culturalisante qui prévaut dans l’ Éloge de la créolité de Patrick Chamoiseau, Raphaël Confiant et Jean Bernabé. En comparant la relation entre esthétique et...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 137–146.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Justin Izzo This essay develops an anthropological genealogy of the créolité literary project. Examining works by Édouard Glissant, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, the author studies how the créolistes read ethnography and the social sciences into a revitalized creole literary history...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 164–168.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé. Éloge de la créolité has been much discussed and critiqued in relation to Antillean politics and literature; its claim to replace essentialist racial identities with an ever-evolving diversalité has been disputed by a variety of other authors from the Caribbean and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 220–232.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Maeve McCusker Békés (white Creoles) are the descendants of the original plantation owners in the Antilles. They remain economically dominant in the islands, forming a privileged and self-segregating minority. They are, perhaps surprisingly, invoked by Raphaël Confiant as fundamental to both Éloge...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2009
... understandable enough elation in francophone Caribbean studies.1 It was something of an intellectual event. And rightly so. Striking a note of defiant provocation, the authors—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant—sought to reckon in a sympathetic yet critical way with the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 126–136.
Published: 01 March 2018
... effets économiques de la départementalisation, adopte le mot d’ordre d’autonomie dans les années 1960. La créolité de Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau et Raphaël Confiant apparaît plus tardivement. Elle émerge au moment où les organisations indépendantistes, les associations de sauvegarde du patrimoine...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 2018
... written by three French Caribbean intellectuals—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant—and published in Paris, however much its influence rippled through academic circles, somewhat in the wake of the rising visibility and influence of Édouard Glissant’s work. That the Éloge was before...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... heteroclite, of “culturalbricolage” in Lévi-Strauss’s sense of the term.) —Raphaël Confiant Caribbean identities, linguistic transformations, religious beliefs, music, cuisine, and aesthetic practices have been shaped by the fragmentation and intermixture of various traditions...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 121–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... also permanently self-deconstructing. 5 Césaire is often said to have adopted a philosophy of Negritude less essentialist than Senghor's. Thus Patrick Chamoiseau, Raphaël Confiant, and Jean Bernabé, in their 1989 manifesto In Praise of Creoleness , called for a reading of Césaire without the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 85–88.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Aesthetics to Allegory: Raphaël Confiant, the Creole Novel, and Interdisciplinary Translation,” Justin Izzo asks how writers of the Caribbean theorize, and thus perhaps counterdefine, themselves in their fiction. Reading Confiant's novel L'allée des soupirs through the lens of his coauthored cultural...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 169–179.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Raphaël Confiant to be his successors, while, on the other, he criticized créolité as an essentialist conception of cultural identity: a “visée à l'être” proposing “des modèles d'humanité.” 1 The extent to which his own theorizations of identity avoid the charge of essentialism is due, as I shall...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Osamu Nishitani’s translation of Lettres créoles by Raphaël Confiant and Patrick Chamoiseau. A mere three years after the awarding of the Goncourt Prize to Chamoiseau for his novel Texaco and of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Derek Walcott, this book revealed to Japanese intellectuals the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... participates in a project of creole cultural recuperation, differentiates himself from well-known Créolistes Patrick Chamoiseau and Raphaël Confiant in his approach to language: he does not choose between French and Creole, but neither does he engineer a well-meaning compromise. Monchoachi claims each of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2017) 21 (1 (52)): 199–210.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contrast in that it is confined almost exclusively to a (francophone) literary universe. 1 In addition, its authors—Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant—fail to acknowledge the extent to which the issues they engage had been debated by other serious thinkers before them. They thus...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2012) 16 (3 39): 177–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... loss of control in industrial and postindustrial worlds.10 The Spiralist challenge, too, has been to write literature that is presented simultaneously as deeply rooted in Haiti and universal. As Glover notes, Raphaël Confiant has chided Frankétienne for being insufficiently rooted in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... figures. Césaire, like Glissant in turn, was out on his own for a long time, and then there was a whole host of epigones who never seemed to stretch the limits of their work. So I wanted to write this éloge to Glissant, and I was soon joined by Raphaël Confiant, with whom I was working at Antilla...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 128–141.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Le nègre inconsolé needs to be read in counter- point to the impassioned and fiercely critical assessment of these same positions by Raphaël Confiant in Aimé Césaire: Une traversée paradoxale du siècle (Aimé Césaire: A Paradoxical Trip through the Century).34 Outside Martinique and metropolitan...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... l'importance d'une édition génétique de l'œuvre de Césaire,” Genesis 39 (2014): 201–8. 7 Souleymane Bachir Diagne, “Rereading Aimé Césaire: Negritude as Creolization,” this issue of Small Axe , 124 (emphasis mine). 8 Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphaël Confiant, Eloge de la créolité...