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Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck


Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, departmentalization, dictatorship, overseas collectivity and occupation. Given the strictures and structures of colonialism long imposed upon the colonized subject, the (re)makings of identity have proven anything but evident when it comes to determining authentic expressions and perceptions of the postcolonial self. By way of close readings of both constructions in literature and the construction of literature ... More

Keywords: Identity, Authenticity, Post-colonialism, Architecture, Architexture, Literary Criticism, French-Caribbean Literature, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940391
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001


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Jason Herbeck, author