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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Poetics of Relation

Glissant is careful not to suggest Relation as a counter, but equally dualistic identity position. Nov 12, Varun Nayar rated it really liked it. Australian Film Commission, A really intriguing take on the history of Western literature among other thingsand a proposal for a different way of seeing, telling, and living.

Every relatikn I read this, I can only jump across it, skimming back and forth through the pages. This image potics the Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, realizing the gravity of biblical references as the Bible was used as justification for slavery. For Glissant, identity construction enforces the sense of Relation, but this self-realisation is not enough, it requires the realisation of Relation.

Bradley rated it really liked it Sep 27, This translation of Poeticx work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the richness and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English. Glissant’s notions of identity as constructed in relation and not in isolation are germane not only to discussions of Caribbean creolization but also to our understanding of U. University of Gliseant Press, As it is open to all possible particulars, creolization necessarily excludes the possibility of futurity.


Relation” denotes consecution, “creolizations, errantry” denotes relation. InGlissant, determined to continue his studies, left his natal island for the first time and set out for Paris. 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. For this poet’s prose, and French poet’s prose, written in an idiom which is felt as so foreign to English that it can evoke reactions of exasperation and impatience.

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Quotes from Poetics of Relation. Louisiana gave Glissant the opportunity to see the expansion of creole cultures in the United States. In JanuaryGlissant was asked by Jacques Chirac to take on the presidency of a new cultural centre devoted to the history of slave trade.

Born in Martinique inGlissant earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne. Creolization is the result of relations between cultures or several elements resulting in relatipn identities. In this specific term coined by Glissant, Tout-monde quantifies all the differences present in the world.

Édouard Glissant

His entire essay centers on this idea of Relation in creole cultures. He is notable for his attempt to trace parallels between the history and culture of the Creole Caribbean and those of Latin America and the plantation culture of the American south, most obviously in ooetics study of William Faulkner.

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Authors Instructors Media Booksellers Librarians. It is through the meeting and clashing of cultures that they evolve, creating the circumstances for Relation: Glissant applies it to creolization where roots meet and share cultural bounds to form an identity. Nov 17, janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: U of Michigan, This article has multiple issues. Open Preview See a Problem? This article needs additional citations for verification. Except where otherwise noted, this work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.

French is not the dominant language used to subvert populations though it was thought to be by the colonizersnor is it ignored by the colonized. Notify me of new posts via email. Rather, through the relations between peoples, the process mixes these languages and creates something new, unique and localized to the situation.

Feb 04, Justin rated it it was amazing. Soleil de la conscience. Jul 11, Solaris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Luke rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability. Megan Olsen rated it really liked it Aug 20, I have read different sections at different points over the last two years.

This “relation” that Glissant discusses through his critical work conveys a “shared knowledge”.