publication . Article . 2013

Crossroads Poetics : Édouard Glissant and Ethnography

Kullberg, Christina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för moderna språk
  • Country: Norway
Édouard Glissant’s work seems to actualize the metaphor used by French ethnographer and writer Michel Leiris to capture the Caribbean: it is a poetics of the crossroads between several discourses and forms of expression. But the intersection between history, sociology, philosophy, poetry, and other areas often occurs without the author fully explaining the mechanisms behind his appropriations of discourses that usually lie outside the realm of literature. Ethnography, for example, appears with such inconsistency in his writings that it is even difficult to speak of it in terms of one single discourse.1 In the same book he condemns ethnography only to dream of a ...
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