Poetic Intention by ÉDOUARD GLISSANTPoetic Intention by ÉDOUARD GLISSANT

Poetic Intention

byÉDOUARD GLISSANTTranslated byNathalie Stephens

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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This marks the publication of the first English-language translation of Poetic Intention, Glissant’s classic meditation on poetry and art. In this wide-ranging book, Glissant discusses poets, including Stéphane Mallarmé and Saint-John Perse, and visual artists, such as the Surrealist painters Matta and Wilfredo Lam, arguing for the importance of the global position of art. He states that a poem, in its intention, must never deny the “way of the world.” Capacious, inventive, and unique, Glissant’s Poetic Intention creates a new landscape for understanding the relationship between aesthetics and politics.

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Born in Martinique in 1928, influenced by poet/politician Aimé Césaire, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, ÉDOUARD GLISSANT has emerged as one of the most influential postcolonial theorists, novelists, playwrights, and poets not only in the Caribbean but also in contemporary French literature. He has twice been a finalist for the N...
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Title:Poetic IntentionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Nightboat BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982264534

ISBN - 13:9780982264539

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