Poetics of Relation · Rhizome (philosophy) ·. Influences[show]. Aimé Césaire · Frantz Fanon ·. Influenced[show]. Barbara Cassin ·. Édouard Glissant (21 September – 3 February ) was a French writer, poet. Poetics of Relation [Edouard Glissant, Betsy Wing] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and. In , he published his most recognized essay, Poètique de la Relation ( Poetics of Relation), wherein his philosophy towards languages and.

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Poetics of Relation

Paris, Editions du Seuil, coll. Sep 29, Tonia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Glissant calls this the process of creolization, using the Colonial example of the French glissaant being intermingled and changed within local Caribbean dialects Glissant 5.

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Matthew rated it it was amazing Feb 25, For Glissant, all identity is produced and extended in relation to the Other. The concept was created from a general discontent with the French system of assimilation, which did not allow differences within a national sameness. A really intriguing take on the history of Western literature among other thingsand a proposal for a different way of seeing, telling, and living.

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Édouard Glissant

For Glissant, identity construction enforces the sense of Relation, but this self-realisation is not enough, it requires the realisation of Relation. Glissant is careful not to suggest Relation as a counter, relatin equally dualistic identity position. Glissant demands for the “right to opacity,” indicating the oppressed—which have historically been constructed as the Other—can and should be allowed to be opaque, to not be completely understood, and to simply exist as different.

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Nevertheless, proceeding with caution one can note that the encounter with the Other is central to the emergence rrlation Relation. Edouard Glissant offers not a universal, idealized poeticx of language and identity, but a heterogenous process of uprooting the cultural artifacts of consciousness we carry, by allowing them to be informed and transformed by others.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is only through the spread relatiob the atavistic identity that the encounters that lead to Relation are made possible. This “relation” that Glissant discusses through his critical work conveys a “shared knowledge”. Relation is an attempt to move beyond the dialectic positions that such identities have tended to assume such as Negritude, Historical Marronage or even Aboriginalityrecognising that such subject positions are necessarily limited from the very beginning by assuming subject position made available only in opposition to the oppressor.

February Learn how and when relatoon remove this template message. Some of the metaphors of local identity Glissant favored–the hinterland or lack of itthe maroon or runaway slavethe creole language–proved lasting and influential. For Glissant, futurity is one of the driving forces of the atavistic identity, which reaches exhaustion in Relation.


Oral Histories May 2, This page was last edited on 13 Decemberportics Very abstract and obscure, but he is at once an amazing thinker and user of language. Paris, Editions du Seuil, This translation of Glissant’s work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the richness and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English.

Meida rated it it was amazing Mar 08, A major work by this prominent Caribbean author and philosopher, available for the first time in English. Open Preview See poetisc Problem? The difficult situation ofnotably the start of Algerian war of independence, commanded the dissolution of the group. Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability. Cathy Petics rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Edouard Glissant, in his text Poetics of Relation, finds it impossible and limiting to attempt to grasp the world, or all its peoples, in any type of system, or to simply assimilate all working classes into one universal, political melting pot of humanity Glissant A beautiful methodology which breaks down constructs of worldview and, in essence, helps us stop playing Relatipn and to get on with embracing others, being oneself an “other”.

Philosophie de la Relation.