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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This essay embodies the return of a culture, history, and literature of which the Antillean people have been deprived. A model attribution edit summary using German: Paris, Editions du Seuil, coll.

Glissant, Edouard

Marie rated it really liked it Jul 12, A major work by this prominent Caribbean author and philosopher, available for the first time in English. He is central not only to the burgeoning field of Caribbean studies, but also to the newly flourishing literary scene in the French West Indies.

For more guidance, see Wikipedia: For example, in his text Poetics of RelationGlissant explores the concept of opacity, which is the lack of transparency, the untransability, the unknowability. Every time I read this, I can only jump across it, skimming back and forth through the pages. Edouard Glissant, in his text Poetics of Relation, finds it impossible and limiting to attempt to grasp the world, or all its peoples, in any type of system, or to simply assimilate all working classes into one universal, political melting pot of humanity Glissant A beautiful methodology which breaks down constructs of worldview and, in essence, helps us stop playing God and to get on with embracing others, being oneself an “other”.


Dec 19, Leif rated it really liked it. In the excerpt from Poetics of Relation, ” The Open Boat”, Glissant’s imagery was particularly compelling when describing the slave experience and the linkage between a slave and the homeland and the slave and the unknown.

Philosophie de la Relation.

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Lists with This Book. It is only through the spread of the atavistic identity that the encounters that lead to Relation are made possible. Sep 29, Tonia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: An excerpt from a research paper I wrote on this methodology: As Relation is the result of encounter with the Other, it remains engaged in a complex relationship with the atavistic identity and its attendant colonial oppressions.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat The University of Michigan Press. Nov 12, Varun Nayar rated it really liked it.

Soleil de la conscience. However, Glissant rejects this transparency and defends opacity and difference because other modes of understanding do exist. One of the most important philosophy books currently circulating. Charly Verstraet, Spring Last edited: Edouard Glissant was born in Saint-Marie, Martinique in to a family of five children.

Glissant demands for the “right to opacity,” indicating the oppressed—which have historically been constructed as the Other—can and should be glissaant to be opaque, to not be completely understood, and to simply exist as different.


Book Review: Édouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation | Henry F. Skerritt

As his translator Betsy Wing notes, Glissant constantly destabilises French, creating new linguistic formulations in order to mimic the transformations of a living language and the collisions of culture that he sees as productive of Relation. Glissant calls this the process of creolization, using the Colonial example of the French language being intermingled and changed within local Caribbean dialects Glissant 5.

Instead of roots, he offers the dynamic process of creolization, a poetics defined relaion its openness to transformation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

InGlissant, determined to continue his studies, left his natal island for the first time and set out for Paris. Discourse on Antillanity InGlissant published one of his most preeminent essays, where he discusses the Antillean culture as a whole.

Matthew rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Jul 11, Solaris rated flissant it was amazing Shelves: August Click [show] for important translation instructions. Glissant died in Paris, Franceat the age of Poetics of Poettics seizes the reader who seeks to be challenged, whose openness will embrace the dichotomy between the ‘Closed Place’ and ‘Open World.