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Published: 15 July 2011

184 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846316869

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Patrick Chamoiseau

Recovering Memory

Maeve McCusker

Liverpool University Press

Now available in paperback, this acclaimed book skilfully examines the work of the award-winning writer Patrick Chamoiseau. Considered by many as one of the most innovative writers to hit the French literary scene in over 40 years, Chamoiseau made his name with his book Texaco (published in 1992 and winner of the highest literary prize in France, the Prix Goncourt). His books have gone on to sell millions and his work has been translated by a number of academic presses. McCusker sets the author in context, providing a valuable contribution to 'memory studies' by looking at literary representation of memory in Martinique, a society founded on slavery but now politically assimilated to the metropolitan centre, France.


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