Free Read Friday - Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Posted on November 03, 2015 by Heather Gallagher

Before you're swept away with all of the wonderful Academic Book Week 2015 events (#AcBookWeek)  we thought we'd kick start the excitement with our next #FreeReadFriday!

November is here and we're going to let you get your hands on Celia Britton’s Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

This book analyses French Caribbean writing from the point of view of its language and literary form - questions which until recently were somewhat neglected in postcolonial studies but are now becoming an important area of research. Britton supplements postcolonial theory with structuralism and poststructuralism to show how analysis of the textual illuminates the political and ideological positions of the writers. Topics including genre, intertextuality, narrative voice, discursive agency, orality, the ‘creolization’ of languages and the renewal of realism are discussed in relation to Glissant, Césaire, Ménil, Chamoiseau, Confiant, Depestre, Condé, Schwarz-Bart, Pineau and Maximin. Written by one of the most important critics in Francophone Studies, the book provides a vital link between postcolonial theory, structuralism and poststructuralism. 

Britton makes an unanswerable case for a rebalancing of textually-based and world-based reading, a rebalancing of critical attention to language and form on the one hand, representation and political positioning on the other.'
Professor Mary Gallagher  
University College Dublin

Follow the instructions below to begin the download of your Free Read Friday title.

How to download Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing by Celia Britton:

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  4. Fill out your customer details
  5. Click to enter your discount code where prompted, entering FreeReadFriday and click ‘APPLY’
  6. Press continue to complete your order, your account will not be charged.
  7. If you do not already have Adobe Digital Editions, you’ll need to download this (also for free!) here:
  8. Select your chosen download for either Macintosh or Windows
  9. Save, Open, Run and follow the prompts through to installation. It is not necessary to create home shortcuts for this programme but ensure that you tick ‘Associate .acsm and .epub file types’
  10. Closing the installer once set up is complete will open the programme
  11. From here, simply go to File > Add to Library > then select your download of Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing to begin reading
  12. Enjoy! 


Read and exclusive Q&A with Celia Britton here and remember to check our twitter for updates on next month's #FreeReadFriday, special author insights and latest publications!

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Previous #FreeReadFriday titles have included:

-Labour and the Caucus by James Owen

-Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria by Jane Hiddleston

-The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Ireland Conflict by Stephen Hopkins

-The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950 by Mike Ashley

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