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. In Poetics of Relation, Édouard Glissant sets himself a project that is both immense and ineluctable. If, as Glissant supposes, we cannot help. EDOUARD GLISSANT. Poetics of Relation. translated fry Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor. THE liNivERSITr OF MICHIGAN PREss.
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In Poetics of RelationGlissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus.
Glissant demands for the “right to opacity,” indicating the oppressed—which have historically been constructed as the Other—can and should be allowed to be opaque, to not be completely understood, and to simply exist as different. Cathy Kroll rated it it was amazing Jun 20, ;oetics Oral Histories May 2, Reading chapters out of joint. You are commenting using your WordPress. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus.
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.
Glissant, Edouard – Postcolonial Studies
In Poetics of RelationGlissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality glissqnt a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. Edouard Glissant offers not a universal, idealized view of language and identity, but a heterogenous process of uprooting the cultural artifacts of consciousness we carry, by allowing them to be informed and transformed by others.
PoeficsFrance . Feb 04, Justin rated it it was amazing. This image conveys emptiness sparked by unknown identity as it feels deep and endless.
Despite its elusiveness, Relation provides a most useful framework for considering decolonial identity beyond the polar terms of resistance or submission to the dominant colonial power.
Thus, Relation has its relatuon in the hulls of slave ships crossing the Atlantic, while the atavistic identity contains within it the antinomies that create the preconditions for the emergent subject positions that would eventually undermine its unified identity. Refresh and try again. Instead of roots, he offers the dynamic process of poetis, a poetics defined by its openness to transformation.
If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. It is only through the spread of the atavistic identity that the encounters that lead to Relation are made possible. Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it really liked it Jul 11, Damien-adia Marassa rated it it was amazing Jul 28, He notably discusses the glisant of compromise, the creole, and the composite of civilizations that are part of the Antillean culture.
Glissant’s influence on the next, third, generation of francophone writers, and not just Martinican writers, can hardly be overstated. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He uses a term, ‘Chaos-monde’, which at its essence considers the world in fluidity and suggests that we must embrace, but not group together, all the elements and forms of expression within the totality Glissant Paris, Editions du Dragon, coll.
Upon losing exchange value, slaves were expelled overboard, into the abyss of the sea, into another unknown, far from their origins or known land.
Nov 17, janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: This singular element distances glidsant from creolization ; the former indicates an expectable effect contrary to the latter. Betsy Wing Ann Arbor: Referring back to the purpose of slaves–means of monetary and property exchange–Glissant asserts that the primary exchange value is in the ability to transport knowledge from one space or person to another–to establish a connection between what is known and unknown  .
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”. Peter rated it really liked it May 26, If, as Glissant supposes, we cannot glissan but ponder our place in the world, such thoughts cannot avoid the realisation that our contemporary reality is one of accelerating multiplicity: For Glissant, identity construction enforces the sense of Relation, but this self-realisation is not enough, it requires the realisation of Relation.
A major work by this prominent Caribbean author and philosopher, available for the first time in English.
Paperbackpages. InGlissant published one of his most preeminent essays, where he discusses the Antillean culture as a whole.
Poetics of Relation
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”.
I have read different sections at different points over the last two years. Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Amy rated it liked it Nov 20, Some of the metaphors of local identity Glissant favored—the hinterland or lack of itthe maroon or runaway slavethe creole language—proved lasting and influential.