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Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Louise Hardwick


Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognized for his novel La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other novels, and most readings of La Rue Cases-Nègres consider the text in isolation. Through a series of close readings of the author’s six published novels, with supporting references drawn from his published short stories, poetry and diaries, Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel generates new insights into Zobel’s highly original decision to develop Négritude’s project of affirming pride in black ide ... More

Keywords: Joseph Zobel, Francophone, Caribbean, Négritude, Harlem Renaissance, Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940735
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Hardwick, author