Edouard Glissant

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  • Hugo Azerad (University of Cambridge)

Mais les mots n’achèvent jamais de mourir, la rivière jamais n’achève de porter les terres vers la mer (La Lézarde p. 244). [But words never stop dying, the river never stops carrying forward fragments of the land towards the sea.]

Intellectual and Political Itinerary of a Martinican Artist

Édouard Glissant (born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique in 1928), writer, poet and literary critic, is one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary. Since 1953 (publication of Un champ d’îles), his poetic and theoretical works place him in the …

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Azerad, Hugo. "Edouard Glissant". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5745, accessed 06 July 2015.]

Articles on Glissant's works

  1. Le Discours antillais [Carribbean Discourse: Selected Essays]

Related Groups

  1. Francophone Caribbean Literature