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Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity: by Édouard Glissant

Abstract

This book reproduces the texts of four lectures, followed by discussions, and two interviews with Lise Gauvin published in Introduction à une poétique du divers (1996); and also four further interviews from L’Imaginaire des langues (Lise Gauvin, 2010). It covers a wide range of topics but key recurring themes are creolization, language and langage, culture and identity, ‘monolingualism’, the ‘Chaos-world’ and the role of the writer. Migration and the various different kinds of migrants are also discussed, as is the difference between ‘atavistic’ and ‘composite’ communities, the art of translat ... More

Keywords: poetics, diversity, creolization, migration, rhizome, Chaos-World

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620979
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620979.001.0001