Patrick Chamoiseau

Recovering Memory

Maeve McCusker

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ISBN: 9781846313738

Publication: April 1, 2007

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 8

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.

Maeve McCusker is lecturer in French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently the French Caribbean editor for The Year’s Work in Modern Languages Studies, and is on the editorial committee of the ASCALF Bulletin. She is secretary of ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d’Irlande).

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Beginnings: The Enigma of Origin 2. ‘Une tracée de survie’: Autobiographical Memory 3. Memory Re-collected: Witnesses and Words 4. Memory Materialized: Traces of the Past 5. Flesh Made Word: Traumatic Memory in Biblique des derniers gestes Afterword Notes Bibliography Index

Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781846313738

Publication: April 1, 2007

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 8

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