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Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Celia Britton


This book analyses French Caribbean writing from the point of view of its language and literary form: questions which until recently were somewhat neglected in postcolonial studies, but are now becoming an important area of research. It supplements postcolonial theory with structuralism and poststructuralism to show how textual analysis illuminates the political and ideological positions of the writers. The focus varies from individual texts to more general discussions of literary genres and movements. In Part I (‘Genre, Intertextuality, Discourse’) the first three chapters explore the writers ... More

Keywords: French Caribbean literature, literary form, postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, genre, intertextuality, discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380369
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Celia Britton, author
University College London