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Introduction to a Poetics of Diversityby Édouard Glissant$
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Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620979

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620979.001.0001

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On Beauty as Complicity

On Beauty as Complicity

(p.117) 9 On Beauty as Complicity*
Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity
Celia Britton
Liverpool University Press

This interview concerns Une nouvelle région du monde. Beauty is not essentialist or transcendent but stems from the meeting of differences. The new region is a version of the Whole-World; and beauty comes about through the differences in the world. The book has in common with the Traité du Tout-monde that it concerns a vision of the Whole-World, but differs in that it is centrally about beauty.This realized quantity of differences is not the same as a universal. In all cultures there is a nostalgia for the primordial moment when there was a sense of complicity and fusion with the world around us, as opposed to utilitarian art, which asserts the singularity of a given culture. Primitive or indigenous art retains the sense of fusion with the world. Francophony is a result of the colonial enterprise.

Keywords:   beauty, fusion, primitive art, Francophony

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