Sun of Consciousness
ISBN: 1937658953
EAN13: 9781937658953
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 25, 2020
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.4724409" H x 7.952756" L x 5.19685" W
Weight: 0.2645547 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Sun of Consciousness

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Soleil de la Conscience (Sun of Consciousness) was Martinican philosopher douard Glissant's first published work, and opened the Po tique (Poetics) strain of his oeuvre. This book-length essay, which is characterized by its exploratory, intimate character, announces Glissants concerns with cr olisation (creolization), mondialit (worldliness, as against globalization), or opacit (opacity) and inscribes in this work a refusal of colonialism and of inverted exoticism. The sense of estrangement experienced by the author who arrives as a foreigner in a country to which he is bound by the first page of his passport is the author's principal preoccupation. By positioning himself as both different and same, Glissant opens a space for the writing of a(nother) history: that of the Caribbean.

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