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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
.... But the bounty hunters get more than they bargained for when they finally come across the culprits—they discover that now the chickens abused by the poultry mogul are fighting back. Rich with feminist metaphor, this surreal short story emphasizes how even the most seemingly innocuous chicks can overcome...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2022
... further presents an account of the author’s attempt to shelter and represent this legacy in the form of Kamau at Ninety, a university course in Brathwaite’s honor, offered in the surreal months of January to May 2020. The generational gap between Kamau and myself feels sometimes a chasm. He was born...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 52–66.
Published: 01 November 2022
...: Routledge, 2007), 118. 26 Césaire, “1943: Surrealism and Us,” in The Great Camouflage , 38; hereafter cited in the text. Originally published as “1943: Le surréalisme et nous,” Tropiques , nos. 8–9 (October 1943): 14–18. 25 In “Alain and Esthetics” she writes that the game is “born...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., Mississippi , 310–11. 75 Dash, “Martinique/Mississippi,” 95. 30 Ibid., 134. See also André Breton, “Manifeste du surréalisme (1924),” in Manifestes du surréalisme (Paris: Gallimard, 1966), 11–64; Clara Orban, The Culture of Fragments: Word and Images in Futurism and Surrealism (Amsterdam...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 1–13.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that is opposed to the emancipation of the spirit, of which the first indispensable condition is the liberation of man.” 25 In his essay, “Situation du surréalisme entre les deux guerres” (“Situation of Surrealism between the Two Wars”), published in VVV in 1943, Breton argues, “D'une guerre à l'autre...
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Small Axe (2024) 28 (1 (73)): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
...? matthew.omelsky@rochester.edu © Small Axe, Inc. 2024 gender and sexuality studies Caribbean literature Wifredo Lam Negritude surrealism The most prominent of the three illustrations accompanying the 1943 Cuban translation of Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land contains...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 91–101.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Breton as “l'initiateur de la plus extraordinaire révolution qui soit, puisqu'aussi bien elle engage plus que l'art.” 21 As with Frobenian ethnology, surrealism appealed to Césaire for its applicability beyond its immediate context, and this expansiveness emerges fully in “1943: Le surréalisme et...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., it is worth considering the fi nal pages of Walter Benjamin’s “Surrealism: Th e Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia” in order to help us account for Carter’s revo- lutionary temper, his tendency toward silence, and his political disappointments during the 1960s...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
... against the usurpation of the marvelous via a decadent European surrealism. In Haiti, young people hoped for more democracy and for participation of the people. Th is hope died fast. Th e Centre d’Art and many artists who painted in the tradition of the so-called naïve...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 135–141.
Published: 01 November 2010
... been pretty stellar and the absurd. Whatever the Jacmel Carni- in global terms. For me it is a case of How val lacks in sequins and sparkle, it makes up Haiti reveals its History. I have visited some for in homegrown surrealism. This is people Caribbean islands where it feels...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the emergence of the historical avant-garde movements in 1920s and 1930s Europe (futurism, Dadaism, surrealism, and so on). 4 Obviously, I can in no way, in the space to hand, do justice to the complex critical-historical argument at play in Bürger’s book. I intend only to flag certain dimensions...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... decried for an alleged racial essentialism, a romanticization of a mythic African totality, an exclusive use of French (which supposedly demonstrates its capitulation to colonial mentalities), suspect ties to surrealism (and hence to the West), and an ultimate political futility. Yet such critiques have...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Spiritss (1999). He is currently at work on a manuscript entitled “Surrealism in the Francophone Caribbean.” Maxence Denis is a Haitian director and video artist whose work plays on the contrasts between the moving images of video and abstract still images. Th rough his visual poetry...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 86–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., surrealism and Marxism) that might lead us to misconstrue the meaning of the work. There is nothing improper or sinister in this kind of reclamation project. On the contrary, I would argue that it is simply part of the rhetorical baggage that comes along with the job of criticism. On s'impose en s'opposant...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in the digraphia of a dream rebus at the core of Freud's work. Clifford's own body of work on surrealism and on the anthropologist's subjectivity are reminders of Freud's radical expansion of what is legible. Clifford remembers Freud because the latter's expansion of the archive has left its mark on cultural...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as a stage for a French theater company to perform a play by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Th is magical representation of the collision of history and fantasy, real and surreal, may provide a useful way to analyze recent events in Haiti. Th e bicentenary of the Haitian Revolution has provided an occasion...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 57–71.
Published: 01 July 2019
... is an essentially poetic movement, an offshoot and continuation of surrealism that offers a means of rehabilitating black subjectivity through an exploration of the tortured psyche of the colonial subject. Sartre writes that historical experience provides the basis for Pan-Africanism in Negritude aesthetics...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 190–196.
Published: 01 July 2021
... Axe , 171; Raj Chetty, “Abduction and the Grounds of Caribbean Reasoning,” this issue of Small Axe , 183. 3 Aimé Césaire, “Calling the Magician: A Few Words for a Caribbean Civilization” (1944), in Michael Richardson, ed., Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean , trans. Krzysztof...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
... and lengthy a debate to enter into here. 3. René Ménil, “Concerning Colonial Exoticism,” in Michael Richardson (ed.) Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean (1959; reprint, London: Verso, 1996), 181. 168 | SX25 • The Picturesque, Miss Nottage and the Caribbean Sublime...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 24–44.
Published: 01 November 2021
... multiplicity but notions of mutability as it relates to the individual. Manuel Rueda’s first poems were published in the self-named literary magazine of La Poesía Sorprendida (1943–47), a movement influenced by surrealism that relied on poetic devices to evade and subvert the brutal regime of Rafael...
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