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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Poetics of Relation

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InGlissant, determined to continue his studies, left his natal island for the first time and set out for Paris. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French.

Glissant, Edouard – Postcolonial Studies

Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it really liked it Jul 11, Damien-adia Marassa rated it it was amazing Jul 28, While concluding that the age of classicism peotics past for all cultures, [15] the importance of this antinomic relationship between Relation and the era that precedes it, suggests gliasant Glissant is not only interested in defining the contemporary situation, but also in revising our understanding of modernity. Retrieved from ” https: Upon losing exchange value, slaves were expelled overboard, into the abyss of the sea, into another unknown, far from their origins or known land.


Here, he received numerous Doctorat Honoris Causa from universities around the world as well as several literary prices.

August Click [show] for important translation instructions. This image parallels the Biblical story of Glisant and the Whale, realizing the gravity of biblical references as the Bible was used as justification for slavery.

Édouard Glissant

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 poetocs, in essence, helps us stop playing God and to get on with embracing others, being oneself an “other”.

Depuisun prestigieux prix porte son nom: Megan Olsen rated it really liked it Aug 20, 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 his study of William Faulkner. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

For example, in his text Poetics of RelationGlissant explores the concept of opacity, which is the lack of transparency, the untransability, the unknowability. Paperbackpages.

Lukas rated it really liked it Mar 23, While his first novel portrays the political climate in s Martinique, through the story of a group of young revolutionaries, his subsequent work focuses on questions of language, identity, space, history, and knowledge and knowledge production.

Aug 18, Anuradha Vikram rated it it was amazing. InGlissant was chosen as finalist for the Nobel Prize in Literature; unfortunately for him, the writer Derek Walcott won by one vote. Jun 24, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it.


Instead of a world of nations, he offers the archipelago, an image of the world in which we are all connected while remaining distinct. Glissant is careful not to suggest Relation as a counter, but equally dualistic identity position.

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

Poetics of Relation by Édouard Glissant

Vika Kirchenbauer rated it really liked it May 10, This “relation” that Glissant discusses through his critical work conveys a “shared knowledge”. 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.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Paris, Og du Seuil, As each word a poet chooses is specifically chosen to aid in furthering the meaning of the poem, the word “Falling” implies an unintentional and undesirable action.

Omilani rated it it was amazing Mar 14, This singular element distances hybridization from creolization ; the former indicates an expectable effect contrary to the latter.