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Martin Munro and Celia Britton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317538

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317200

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Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism

Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism

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(p.197) Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism
Source:
American Creoles
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Hugues Azéradt

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317200.012

This chapter examines the issue of William Faulkner's modernism. It demonstrates how Édouard Glissant pursues Faulkner's modernist project and how he approaches Faulkner from an aesthetic point of view. The chapter also compares Glissant's concept of opacity with Theodor Adorno's theorization of ‘modernist negativity’.

Keywords:   William Faulkner, modernism, Édouard, modernist project, opacity, Theodor Adorno, modernist negativity

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