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Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Maeve McCusker

Abstract

This study discusses how the ways in which Chamoiseau’s work attempts to recover (bring back) the memory of the past have contributed to a collective and individual coming to terms with, and, potentially, a recovery from its effects. In bringing the theme of memory to the forefront of her analysis, and in considering this highly memorial writing alongside work done in a wider context, McCusker generates insights which have resonance in the broader field of postcolonial literary studies. The first and last chapters focus on a single work, Chronique des sept misères and Biblique des derniers ges ... More

Keywords: French Studies, Francophone Studies, Patrick Chamoiseau, Literary Criticism, French Literature, Literary Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310485
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maeve McCusker, author
Queen's University Belfast