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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. In Poetics of Relation, Édouard Glissant sets himself a project that is both immense and ineluctable. If, as Glissant supposes, we cannot help. EDOUARD GLISSANT. Poetics of Relation. translated fry Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor. THE liNivERSITr OF MICHIGAN PREss.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Refresh and try again. Beautifully, Glissant leaves behind the decrepit vocabulary of the sterile paradigm, and invents concepts logically parallel to those in other fields–like relations to relativity–in order to observe Caribbean and global communities in a fresh way.

Glissant is never predictable, always two steps different than where he could be——exhilarating reading. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

As it is open to all possible particulars, creolization necessarily excludes the possibility of futurity. To achieve relatio, Glissant incants the state of Relation: That is, Gliisant calls for understanding and accepting difference without measuring that difference to an “ideal scale” and comparing and making judgments, “without creating a hierarchy”—as Western thought has done.


This section does not cite any sources. Relstion of a world of nations, he offers the archipelago, an image of the world in which we are all connected while remaining distinct.

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This poem also highlights an arguable communal feeling through shared relationship to the abyss of personal identity. Referring back to the purpose of slaves–means of monetary and property exchange–Glissant asserts that the primary exchange value is in the ability to transport knowledge from one space or person to another–to establish a connection between what is known and unknown [6] gliswant.

Megan Olsen rated it really liked it Aug 20, Works Novels Glissant, Edouard. Born in Martinique inGlissant earned a doctorate from the Poetifs.

It is only through the spread of the atavistic identity that the encounters that lead to Relation are made possible. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Jun 24, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated poftics really liked it. This process, rhizomatic in its movements, is interdependent on the relations between people, bridging the abyss of difference that separates humans.

Retrieved from ” https: Reading chapters out of joint. 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.

Glissant, Edouard

Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone. Jul 11, Solaris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edouard Glissant was born in Saint-Marie, Martinique in to a family of five ppoetics. Marie rated it really liked it Jul 12, This article needs additional citations for verification.


Some of the ooetics of local identity Glissant favored–the hinterland or lack of itthe maroon or runaway slavethe creole language–proved lasting and influential. Paris, Editions du Seuil,Gallimard, Instead of fixed places of origin, he offers sites of connectivity, where multiple histories and ways of being can coexist.

Glissant added one essential notion to this formation—unpredictability. Open Preview See a Problem? We cry our cry of poetry. Mies, Maria August 9, For Glissant, futurity is one of the driving forces of the atavistic identity, which reaches exhaustion in Relation.

In Glissant’s view, we come to see that relation in all its senses–telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings–is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies.

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