Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2020

128 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620986

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Bookseller Code (06)

Treatise on the Whole-World

by Édouard Glissant

Translated by Celia Britton

Liverpool University Press

The Glissant Translation Project

  • Édouard Glissant, along with the far better known Aimé Césaire, was the greatest writer and thinker of the French Caribbean
  • This book represents a whole new development of postcolonial theory and of theories of identity, linking these to French post-structuralist thought (Deleuze and Guattari)
  • The Treatise is written in a poetic style that mixes abstract ideas with lyrical evocations of landscapes, cities and people
  • This book represents a culmination of the thought of Édouard Glissant, developed over forty years
  • This translation is part of a major collective project to make Glissant's thought available to English-speaking readers