Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature
Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferriáere, DanticateBook - 2007
Haitian writing is one of the richest literary traditions in the Americas, and yet is little known outside of Haiti. This book is an introduction to this literature, focusing on the period from 1946 to the present, a time in which exile has become the dominant theme in Haitian writing. Reading post-1946 Haitian writing as a literature of exile, the chapters analyze key novels by the most important figures of each generation: Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Renâe Depestre, âEmile Ollivier, Dany Laferriáere, and Edwidge Danticat. The emphasis is on close, detailed readings, and on understanding the particu.
Publisher: Liverpool [England] : Liverpool University Press, 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (310 pages)