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Amiable with Big Teeth

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Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 1101628197
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A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, a rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay’s final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay’s life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem—and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Xala

Xala [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ousmane Sembène
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN-10: 1613746520
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"Ousmane's satirical fable tells of the downfall of El Hadji, a member of the African elite who have taken the place of white businessmen in Francophone Africa. The protagonist is stricken with xala--impotence--in a racous bedrroom scene with his new young wife. The novel subtly traces the interplay among his three wives as El Hadji desperately tries to over come the affliction. In his obsession he resorts to primitive incantation, and his unscrupulous business associates cynically reject their former friend." -- cover.

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Making Subject(s)

Making Subject(s) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Allen Carey-Webb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1317776984
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Fear's Folly/(Les demi-civilises)

Fear's Folly/(Les demi-civilises) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jean-Charles Harvey
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN-10: 0773573356
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Superbly rendered by the late John Glassco, Harvey's controversial work is presented in its true cultural and social setting. First published in 1934, this novel satirizing the bourgeois élite and the suffocating rule of the Catholic clergy created a furor in Quebec.

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In an Iron Glove

In an Iron Glove [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Claire Martin
Editor: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN-10: 0776616137
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Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

Download or read In an Iron Glove book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.


The Book of Pearl

The Book of Pearl [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Timothee de Fombelle
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN-10: 0763694088
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In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime. Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in — a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place — an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination, and every reader’s heart.

Download or read The Book of Pearl book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In prose as magical and intricate as the tale it tells, Timothée de Fombelle delivers an unforgettable story of a first love that defines a lifetime. Joshua Pearl comes from a world that we no longer believe in — a world of fairy tale. He knows that his great love waits for him there, but he is stuck in an unfamiliar time and place — an old-world marshmallow shop in Paris on the eve of World War II. As his memories begin to fade, Joshua seeks out strange objects: tiny fragments of tales that have already been told, trinkets that might possibly help him prove his own story before his love is lost forever. Sarah Ardizzone and Sam Gordon translate the original French into a work both luminous and layered, enabling Timothée de Fombelle’s modern fairy tale to thrum with magic. Brimming with romance and history, mystery and adventure, this ode to the power of memory, storytelling, and love will ensnare any reader’s imagination, and every reader’s heart.


Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Victor Hugo
Editor: 谷月社
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A WORD WRITTEN ON A WHITE PAGE Christmas Day in the year 182- was somewhat remarkable in the island of Guernsey. Snow fell on that day. In the Channel Islands a frosty winter is uncommon, and a fall of snow is an event. On that Christmas morning, the road which skirts the seashore from St. Peter's Port to the Vale was clothed in white. From midnight till the break of day the snow had been falling. Towards nine o'clock, a little after the rising of the wintry sun, as it was too early yet for the Church of England folks to go to St. Sampson's, or for the Wesleyans to repair to Eldad Chapel, the road was almost deserted. Throughout that portion of the highway which separates the first from the second tower, only three foot-passengers could be seen. These were a child, a man, and a woman. Walking at a distance from each other, these wayfarers had no visible connection. The child, a boy of about eight years old, had stopped, and was looking curiously at the wintry scene. The man walked behind the woman, at a distance of about a hundred paces. Like her he was coming from the direction of the church of St. Sampson. The appearance of the man, who was still young, was something between that of a workman and a sailor. He wore his working-day clothes—a kind of Guernsey shirt of coarse brown stuff, and trousers partly concealed by tarpaulin leggings—a costume which seemed to indicate that, notwithstanding the holy day, he was going to no place of worship. His heavy shoes of rough leather, with their soles covered with large nails, left upon the snow, as he walked, a print more like that of a prison lock than the foot of a man. The woman, on the contrary, was evidently dressed for church. She wore a large mantle of black silk, wadded, under which she had coquettishly adjusted a dress of Irish poplin, trimmed alternately with white and pink; but for her red stockings, she might have been taken for a Parisian. She walked on with a light and free step, so little suggestive of the burden of life that it might easily be seen that she was young. Her movements possessed that subtle grace which indicates the most delicate of all transitions—that soft intermingling, as it were, of two twilights—the passage from the condition of a child to that of womanhood. The man seemed to take no heed of her.

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Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: John Fante
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN-10: 9780062013002
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Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.

Download or read Ask the Dust book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.


Black Bazaar

Black Bazaar [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Alain Mabanckou
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN-10: 1847656579
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Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Buttologist is down on his uppers. His girlfriend, Original Colour, has cleared out of their Paris studio and run off to the Congo with a vertically challenged drummer known as The Mongrel. She's taken their daughter with her. Meanwhile, a racist neighbour spies on him something wicked, accusing him of 'digging a hole in the Dole'. And his drinking buddies at Jips, the Afro-Cuban bar in Les Halles, pour scorn on Black Bazaar, the journal he keeps to log his sorrows. There are days when only the Arab in the corner shop has a kind word; while at night his dreams are stalked by the cannibal pygmies of Gabon. Then again, Buttologist wears no ordinary uppers. He has style, bags of it (suitcases of crocodile and anaconda Westons, to be precise). He's a dandy from the Bacongo district of Brazzaville - AKA a sapeur or member of the Society of Ambience-makers and People of Elegance. But is flaunting sartorial chic against tough times enough for Buttologist to cut it in the City of Light?

Download or read Black Bazaar book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Buttologist is down on his uppers. His girlfriend, Original Colour, has cleared out of their Paris studio and run off to the Congo with a vertically challenged drummer known as The Mongrel. She's taken their daughter with her. Meanwhile, a racist neighbour spies on him something wicked, accusing him of 'digging a hole in the Dole'. And his drinking buddies at Jips, the Afro-Cuban bar in Les Halles, pour scorn on Black Bazaar, the journal he keeps to log his sorrows. There are days when only the Arab in the corner shop has a kind word; while at night his dreams are stalked by the cannibal pygmies of Gabon. Then again, Buttologist wears no ordinary uppers. He has style, bags of it (suitcases of crocodile and anaconda Westons, to be precise). He's a dandy from the Bacongo district of Brazzaville - AKA a sapeur or member of the Society of Ambience-makers and People of Elegance. But is flaunting sartorial chic against tough times enough for Buttologist to cut it in the City of Light?


Broken Glass

Broken Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Alain Mabanckou
Editor: Catapult
ISBN-10: 1593763085
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An irreverent, allusive, scatalogical, tragicomic masterpiece that centers on the patrons of a run-down bar as they try to document the details of their lives in a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering. In Republic of the Congo, in the town of Trois-Cents, in a bar called Credit Gone West, a former schoolteacher known as Broken Glass drinks red wine and records the stories of the bar and its regulars for posterity: Stubborn Snail, the owner, who must battle church people, ex-alcoholics, tribal leaders, and thugs set on destroying him and his business; the Printer, who had his respectable life in France ruined by a white woman, his wife; Robinette, who could outdrink and outpiss any man; and Broken Glass himself, whose own tale involves as much heartbreak, squalor, disappointment, and delusion. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as one denizen after another wants to rewrite history in an attempt at making sure his portrayal will properly reflect their exciting and dynamic lives. Despondent over this apparent triumph of self-delusion over self-awareness, Broken Glass drowns his sorrows and riffs on the great books of Africa and the West. Brimming with life, death, and literary allusions, Broken Glass is Mabanckou's finest novel--a mocking satire of the dangers of artistic integrity.

Download or read Broken Glass book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An irreverent, allusive, scatalogical, tragicomic masterpiece that centers on the patrons of a run-down bar as they try to document the details of their lives in a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering. In Republic of the Congo, in the town of Trois-Cents, in a bar called Credit Gone West, a former schoolteacher known as Broken Glass drinks red wine and records the stories of the bar and its regulars for posterity: Stubborn Snail, the owner, who must battle church people, ex-alcoholics, tribal leaders, and thugs set on destroying him and his business; the Printer, who had his respectable life in France ruined by a white woman, his wife; Robinette, who could outdrink and outpiss any man; and Broken Glass himself, whose own tale involves as much heartbreak, squalor, disappointment, and delusion. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as one denizen after another wants to rewrite history in an attempt at making sure his portrayal will properly reflect their exciting and dynamic lives. Despondent over this apparent triumph of self-delusion over self-awareness, Broken Glass drowns his sorrows and riffs on the great books of Africa and the West. Brimming with life, death, and literary allusions, Broken Glass is Mabanckou's finest novel--a mocking satire of the dangers of artistic integrity.


Ousmane Sembà ̈ne

Ousmane Sembà ̈ne [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Samba Gadjigo
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN-10: 0253004268
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Samba Gadjigo presents a unique personal portrait and intellectual history of novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembà ̈ne. Though Sembà ̈ne has persistently deflected attention away from his personality, his life, and his past, Gadjigo has had unprecedented access to the artist and his family. This book is the first comprehensive biography of Sembà ̈ne and contributes a critical appraisal of his life and art in the context of the political and social influences on his work. Beginning with Sembà ̈ne's life in Casamance, Senegal, and ending with his militant career as a dockworker in Marseilles, Gadjigo places Sembà ̈ne into the context of African colonial and postcolonial culture and charts his achievements in film and literature. This landmark book reveals the inner workings of one of Africa's most distinguished and controversial figures.

Download or read Ousmane Sembà ̈ne book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Samba Gadjigo presents a unique personal portrait and intellectual history of novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembà ̈ne. Though Sembà ̈ne has persistently deflected attention away from his personality, his life, and his past, Gadjigo has had unprecedented access to the artist and his family. This book is the first comprehensive biography of Sembà ̈ne and contributes a critical appraisal of his life and art in the context of the political and social influences on his work. Beginning with Sembà ̈ne's life in Casamance, Senegal, and ending with his militant career as a dockworker in Marseilles, Gadjigo places Sembà ̈ne into the context of African colonial and postcolonial culture and charts his achievements in film and literature. This landmark book reveals the inner workings of one of Africa's most distinguished and controversial figures.


The Old Man and the Medal

The Old Man and the Medal [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ferdinand Oyono
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN-10: 147861109X
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Writing in French in the 1950s, Ferdinand Léopold Oyono (1929–2010) had only a brief literary career, but his anticolonialist novels are considered classics of twentieth-century African literature. Like Oyono’s Houseboy, also available from Waveland Press, this novel fiercely satirizes the false pretenses of European colonial rule in Africa. Meka, a village elder, has always been loyal to the white man. It is with pride that he first hears he is to receive a medal. While waiting for the ceremony, however, Meka’s pride gives way to skepticism. At the same time, his wife has realized that the medal is being given to her husband as compensation for the sacrifices they have made. The events following the ceremony confirm Meka’s new estimation of the white man. Both subtle and oftentimes humorous, this beautifully told story lays bare the hollowness of the mission in Africa. It fuels opportunities for discussing colonial politics around class and race as well as for exploring indigenous Cameroon life and values.

Download or read The Old Man and the Medal book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Writing in French in the 1950s, Ferdinand Léopold Oyono (1929–2010) had only a brief literary career, but his anticolonialist novels are considered classics of twentieth-century African literature. Like Oyono’s Houseboy, also available from Waveland Press, this novel fiercely satirizes the false pretenses of European colonial rule in Africa. Meka, a village elder, has always been loyal to the white man. It is with pride that he first hears he is to receive a medal. While waiting for the ceremony, however, Meka’s pride gives way to skepticism. At the same time, his wife has realized that the medal is being given to her husband as compensation for the sacrifices they have made. The events following the ceremony confirm Meka’s new estimation of the white man. Both subtle and oftentimes humorous, this beautifully told story lays bare the hollowness of the mission in Africa. It fuels opportunities for discussing colonial politics around class and race as well as for exploring indigenous Cameroon life and values.


Of Africa

Of Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Wole Soyinka
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN-10: 0300189028
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A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly speaks out.In this magnificent new work, Soyinka offers a wide-ranging inquiry into Africa's culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity. He seeks to understand how the continent's history is entwined with the histories of others, while exploring Africa's truest assets: "its humanity, the quality and valuation of its own existence, and modes of managing its environment—both physical and intangible (which includes the spiritual)."Fully grasping the extent of Africa's most challenging issues, Soyinka nevertheless refuses defeatism. With eloquence he analyzes problems ranging from the meaning of the past to the threat of theocracy. He asks hard questions about racial attitudes, inter-ethnic and religious violence, the viability of nations whose boundaries were laid out by outsiders, African identity on the continent and among displaced Africans, and more. Soyinka's exploration of Africa relocates the continent in the reader's imagination and maps a course toward an African future of peace and affirmation.

Download or read Of Africa book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly speaks out.In this magnificent new work, Soyinka offers a wide-ranging inquiry into Africa's culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity. He seeks to understand how the continent's history is entwined with the histories of others, while exploring Africa's truest assets: "its humanity, the quality and valuation of its own existence, and modes of managing its environment—both physical and intangible (which includes the spiritual)."Fully grasping the extent of Africa's most challenging issues, Soyinka nevertheless refuses defeatism. With eloquence he analyzes problems ranging from the meaning of the past to the threat of theocracy. He asks hard questions about racial attitudes, inter-ethnic and religious violence, the viability of nations whose boundaries were laid out by outsiders, African identity on the continent and among displaced Africans, and more. Soyinka's exploration of Africa relocates the continent in the reader's imagination and maps a course toward an African future of peace and affirmation.


Realisms in Contemporary Culture

Realisms in Contemporary Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Dorothee Birke,Stella Butter
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN-10: 3110312913
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‘Realism’ is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in the cultural sphere. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what counts as ‘realism’. The contributions deal with realism in narrative fiction, drama and audiovisual media (film, television news) within the context of national traditions: examples drawn on in the case studies range from Africa, Britain, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Turkey to the United States. While the authors take their cues from media-specific ‘realisms’, focusing especially on narrative fiction, the volume also highlights continuities and intersections between notions of realism in different genres and media. With its original essays, this collection invigorates the transdisciplinary engagement with forms and socio-political functions of realism in contemporary culture.

Download or read Realisms in Contemporary Culture book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). ‘Realism’ is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in the cultural sphere. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what counts as ‘realism’. The contributions deal with realism in narrative fiction, drama and audiovisual media (film, television news) within the context of national traditions: examples drawn on in the case studies range from Africa, Britain, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Turkey to the United States. While the authors take their cues from media-specific ‘realisms’, focusing especially on narrative fiction, the volume also highlights continuities and intersections between notions of realism in different genres and media. With its original essays, this collection invigorates the transdisciplinary engagement with forms and socio-political functions of realism in contemporary culture.


Making Subject(s)

Making Subject(s) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Allen Carey-Webb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1317776984
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Douglas W. Alden
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN-10: 9780945636861
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French Twentieth Bibliography by Douglas W. Alden Book Summary:

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

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De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine

De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Riesz Jànos
Editor: KARTHALA Editions
ISBN-10: 2811121056
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De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine by Riesz Jànos Book Summary:

La littérature africaine en langues européennes est confrontée, depuis ses origines, à une masse de textes issus de la littérature coloniale d'une grande variété tant par les genres et la thématique que par le talent de leurs auteurs. L'évolution de la littérature africaine peut être décrite comme processus de positionnement et d'émancipation face à cette vaste " bibliothèque coloniale ". Nous ne voulons pas nier l'influence des langues et cultures africaines indigènes respectives sur les littératures europhones naissantes. Mais elles sont spécifiques et se rapportent à la langue/culture d'origine de chaque auteur ou groupe d'auteurs, tandis que les clivages par rapport aux littératures européennes parlant de l'Afrique sont communs à des auteurs venant de langues et cultures différentes. Situer les littératures africaines en langues européennes par rapport aux littératures européennes de l'époque coloniale et post coloniale, c'est souligner leur unité : " On se pose en s'opposant ", selon la célèbre formule de Sartre. La langue du colonisateur, enseignée à l'école (ou à l'église ou à l'armée) et intériorisée par des procédés tels que la " récitation " ou la mémorisation, transporte avec elle des conceptions multiformes allant d'une imagerie à un répertoire de savoir populaire, incrusté dans des locutions figées et des métaphores qui ne sont plus perçues comme telles, à une vision du monde qui règle et détermine la vie en société aussi bien que les relations avec autrui, depuis les relations personnelles jusqu'aux rapports de forces entre collectivités : des jalousies individuelles aux rivalités économiques, querelles territoriales jusqu'aux guerres civiles et entre nations.

Download or read De la littérature coloniale à la littérature africaine book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). La littérature africaine en langues européennes est confrontée, depuis ses origines, à une masse de textes issus de la littérature coloniale d'une grande variété tant par les genres et la thématique que par le talent de leurs auteurs. L'évolution de la littérature africaine peut être décrite comme processus de positionnement et d'émancipation face à cette vaste " bibliothèque coloniale ". Nous ne voulons pas nier l'influence des langues et cultures africaines indigènes respectives sur les littératures europhones naissantes. Mais elles sont spécifiques et se rapportent à la langue/culture d'origine de chaque auteur ou groupe d'auteurs, tandis que les clivages par rapport aux littératures européennes parlant de l'Afrique sont communs à des auteurs venant de langues et cultures différentes. Situer les littératures africaines en langues européennes par rapport aux littératures européennes de l'époque coloniale et post coloniale, c'est souligner leur unité : " On se pose en s'opposant ", selon la célèbre formule de Sartre. La langue du colonisateur, enseignée à l'école (ou à l'église ou à l'armée) et intériorisée par des procédés tels que la " récitation " ou la mémorisation, transporte avec elle des conceptions multiformes allant d'une imagerie à un répertoire de savoir populaire, incrusté dans des locutions figées et des métaphores qui ne sont plus perçues comme telles, à une vision du monde qui règle et détermine la vie en société aussi bien que les relations avec autrui, depuis les relations personnelles jusqu'aux rapports de forces entre collectivités : des jalousies individuelles aux rivalités économiques, querelles territoriales jusqu'aux guerres civiles et entre nations.


Trains, Literature, and Culture

Trains, Literature, and Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Steven D. Spalding,Benjamin Fraser
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN-10: 0739165623
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Trains, Literature, and Culture by Steven D. Spalding,Benjamin Fraser Book Summary:

This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud’s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions—from English and American to Mexican, West African, and European literary cultures.

Download or read Trains, Literature, and Culture book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud’s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions—from English and American to Mexican, West African, and European literary cultures.


Le roman ouest-africain de langue française

Le roman ouest-africain de langue française [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Gandonou Albert
Editor: KARTHALA Editions
ISBN-10: 281112120X
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Le roman ouest-africain de langue française by Gandonou Albert Book Summary:

On pourrait affirmer que la littérature de langue française ayant pour thème l'Afrique et ses hommes, si elle est africaine, l'est autant sous la plume des écrivains blancs que sous celle des écrivains noirs. Mais cette étude de langue et de style paraît démontrer amplement qu'il ne s'agirait , ni plus ni moins que de littérature française. L'ouvrage tente de redéfinir la littérature francophone négro-africaine sur des critères autres que ceux de l'idéologie et de la race. La grammaire, l'étude attentive du lexique et de la syntaxe, permettent de poser un regard plus objectif sur la partie de la littérature française qui concerne l'Afrique.

Download or read Le roman ouest-africain de langue française book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). On pourrait affirmer que la littérature de langue française ayant pour thème l'Afrique et ses hommes, si elle est africaine, l'est autant sous la plume des écrivains blancs que sous celle des écrivains noirs. Mais cette étude de langue et de style paraît démontrer amplement qu'il ne s'agirait , ni plus ni moins que de littérature française. L'ouvrage tente de redéfinir la littérature francophone négro-africaine sur des critères autres que ceux de l'idéologie et de la race. La grammaire, l'étude attentive du lexique et de la syntaxe, permettent de poser un regard plus objectif sur la partie de la littérature française qui concerne l'Afrique.


Third World Film Making and the West

Third World Film Making and the West [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Roy Armes
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN-10: 9780520908017
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This volume is the first fully comprehensive account of film production in the Third World. Although they are usually ignored or marginalized in histories of world cinema," Third World countries now produce well over half of the world’s films. Roy Armes sets out initially to place this huge output in a wider context, examining the forces of tradition and colonialism that have shaped the Third World--defined as those countries that have emerged from Western control but have not fully developed their economic potential or rejected the capitalist system in favor of some socialist alternative. He then considers the paradoxes of social structure and cultural life in the post-independence world, where even such basic concepts as "nation," "national culture," and "language" are problematic. The first experience of cinema for such countries has invariably been that of imported Western films, which created the audience and, in most cases, still dominate the market today. Thus, Third World film makers have had to ssert their identity against formidable outside pressures. The later sections of the book look at their output from a number of angles: in terms of the stages of overall growth and corresponding stages of cinematic development; from the point of view of regional evolution in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; and through a detailed examination of the work of some of the Third World’s most striking film innovators. In addition to charting the broad outlines of filmic developments too little known in Europe and the United States, the book calls into question many of the assumptions that shape conventional film history. It stresse the role of distribution in defining and limiting production, queries simplistic notions of independent "national cinemas," and points to the need to take social and economic factors into account when considering authorship in cinema. Above all, the book celebrates the achievements of a mass of largely unknown film makers who, in difficult circumstances, have distinctively expanded our definitions of the art of cinema. Roy Armes, who lives in London, has written nine books on film, his most recent being French Cinema. He spent more than three years researching this volume.

Download or read Third World Film Making and the West book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This volume is the first fully comprehensive account of film production in the Third World. Although they are usually ignored or marginalized in histories of world cinema," Third World countries now produce well over half of the world’s films. Roy Armes sets out initially to place this huge output in a wider context, examining the forces of tradition and colonialism that have shaped the Third World--defined as those countries that have emerged from Western control but have not fully developed their economic potential or rejected the capitalist system in favor of some socialist alternative. He then considers the paradoxes of social structure and cultural life in the post-independence world, where even such basic concepts as "nation," "national culture," and "language" are problematic. The first experience of cinema for such countries has invariably been that of imported Western films, which created the audience and, in most cases, still dominate the market today. Thus, Third World film makers have had to ssert their identity against formidable outside pressures. The later sections of the book look at their output from a number of angles: in terms of the stages of overall growth and corresponding stages of cinematic development; from the point of view of regional evolution in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; and through a detailed examination of the work of some of the Third World’s most striking film innovators. In addition to charting the broad outlines of filmic developments too little known in Europe and the United States, the book calls into question many of the assumptions that shape conventional film history. It stresse the role of distribution in defining and limiting production, queries simplistic notions of independent "national cinemas," and points to the need to take social and economic factors into account when considering authorship in cinema. Above all, the book celebrates the achievements of a mass of largely unknown film makers who, in difficult circumstances, have distinctively expanded our definitions of the art of cinema. Roy Armes, who lives in London, has written nine books on film, his most recent being French Cinema. He spent more than three years researching this volume.