Notebook of a Return to the Native Land Aimé Césaire

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Author: Aimé Césaire
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Book Title
Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
Author
Aimé Césaire
ISBN
9780819564528
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Aimé CésairePublisher: Wesleyan University PressPublished: 09/24/2001ISBN: 9780819564528Pages: 66Weight: 0.28lbsSize: 8.32h x 5.40w x 0.37d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Aimé Césaire
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 09/24/2001
ISBN: 9780819564528
Pages: 66
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 8.32h x 5.40w x 0.37d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Aimé Césaire
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 09/24/2001
ISBN: 9780819564528
Pages: 66
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 8.32h x 5.40w x 0.37d