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320 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940391

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Architextual Authenticity

Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • Architextual Authenticity offers a unique and innovative examination of French-Caribbean literature on two distinct yet complimentary levels of critical analysis: the structures in literature (architecture) and the structures of literature (architexture)
  • Whereas criticism has long focused on the importance of natural landscapes in French-Caribbean literature, this book turns its attention to the importance of human landscapes - in particular the Caribbean house as represented in literary works of the region
  • In subscribing to a recent critical push in postcolonial studies that gives due attention to literary form, this book breaks with the prevailing concentration on issues of genre and/or aesthetics; rather, it "reads structure" on both the level of the text's construction and the structures (houses) described within these same texts
  • Despite the growing critical interest in postcolonial studies of form, glaringly few works have addressed literary form in the French Caribbean. This book focuses exclusively on literature from the region

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