Poetics of Relation · Rhizome (philosophy) ·. Influences[show]. Aimé Césaire · Frantz Fanon ·. Influenced[show]. Barbara Cassin ·. Édouard Glissant (21 September – 3 February ) was a French writer, poet. Poetics of Relation [Edouard Glissant, Betsy Wing] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and. In , he published his most recognized essay, Poètique de la Relation ( Poetics of Relation), wherein his philosophy towards languages and.

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Quotes from Poetics of Relation. Sep 29, Tonia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This essay embodies the return of a culture, history, and literature of which the Antillean people have been deprived. Oral Histories May 2, Creolization is the result of relations between cultures or several elements resulting in different identities.

For Glissant, all identity is produced and extended in relation to the Other. This poem also highlights an arguable communal feeling through shared relationship to the abyss of personal identity.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Inhe published one of his most famous essais, Le Discours Antillais, in which Glissant discusses the Antillean reality from multiple approaches—literary, sociological, historical, and anthropological. Peter rated it really liked it May 26, Glissant died in Paris, Franceat the age of This article needs additional citations for verification.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As the boat is the vessel that permits the transport of known to unknown, all share the loss of sense of self with one another. Glissanr Olsen rated it really liked it Aug 20, Glissant adapts post-Lacanian theory to the contemporary global milieu in a number of useful, intersectionally-minded poeticz. Omilani rated it it was amazing Mar 14, A major work by this prominent Caribbean author and philosopher, available for the first time in English.


It is only through the spread of the atavistic identity that the encounters that lead to Relation are made possible. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Amy rated it liked it Nov 20, Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Upon losing exchange value, slaves were expelled overboard, into the abyss of the sea, into another unknown, far from their origins or known land.

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To ask other readers questions about Poetics of Relationplease sign up. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary. If, as Glissant supposes, we cannot help but ponder our place in the world, such thoughts cannot avoid the realisation that our contemporary reality is one of accelerating multiplicity: InGlissant was chosen as finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature; unfortunately for him, the writer Derek Walcott won by one vote.

The difficult situation ofnotably the start of Algerian war of independence, commanded the dissolution of the group. Glissant’s influence on the next, third, generation of francophone writers, and not just Martinican writers, can hardly be overstated. While concluding that the age of classicism is past for all cultures, [15] the importance of this antinomic relationship between Relation and the era that precedes it, suggests that Glissant is not only interested in defining the contemporary situation, but also in revising our understanding of modernity.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Return to Book Page. Arguing that the writer alone can tap the unconscious of a people and apprehend its multiform culture to provide forms of memory capable of transcending “nonhistory,” Glissant defines his “poetics of relation”–both aesthetic and political–as a transformative mode of history, capable of enunciating and making concrete a French-Caribbean reality with a self-defined past and future. August Click [show] for important translation instructions.

U of Michigan, Glixsant Rumore rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Instead of a world of nations, he offers the archipelago, an image of the world in which we are all connected while remaining distinct. This image parallels the Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, realizing the gravity of biblical references as the Bible was used as justification for slavery.


ParisFrance [1]. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This translation of Glissant’s work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the richness and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English.

A model attribution edit summary using German: Betsy Wing Ann Arbor: Refresh and try again. Edouard Glissant was born in Saint-Marie, Martinique in to a family of five children.

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Poetics of Relation by Édouard Glissant

I will continue to reread it and let its wisdom and proximity to Relation sink in. In Glissant’s view, we come to see that relation in all its senses—telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings—is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies. All of Glissant’s primary images in this poem elicit the feeling of endlessness, misfortune, and ambiguity, which were arguably the future existence of the slaves on ships to “unknown land”.

I do not know but can sense why this is. Quand les murs tombent. Philosophie de la Relation. The concept was created from a general discontent with the French system of assimilation, which did not allow differences within a national sameness.

InGlissant, determined to continue his studies, left his natal island for the ppoetics time and set out for Paris. Open Preview See a Problem?