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Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Publisher: Wesleyan, 2001

ISBN: 9780819564528

Product: Book, Paperback

May have wear from normal use.

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Aim C saire's masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. The long poem was the beginning of C saire's quest for n gritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. With its emphasis on unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, manipulation of language into puns and neologisms, and rhythm, C saire considered his style a "beneficial madness" that could "break into the forbidden" and reach the powerful and overlooked aspects of black culture.

Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith achieve a laudable adaptation of C saire's work to English by clarifying double meanings, stretching syntax, and finding equivalent English puns, all while remaining remarkably true to the French text. Their treatment of the poetry is marked with imagination, vigor, and accuracy that will clarify difficulties for those already familiar with French, and make the work accessible to those who are not. Andr Breton's introduction, A Great Black Poet, situates the text and provides a moving tribute to C saire.

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land is recommended for readers in comparative literature, post-colonial literature, African American studies, poetry, modernism, and French.

ISBN/UPC:

9780819564528

Product:

Book, Paperback

Title:

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Series:

Wesleyan Poetry

Contributors
Publisher:

Wesleyan, 2001

Pages:

66

Languages:

English

Specification:

8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches, 1 pounds

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