Edouard Glissant (5245 words)


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 illustrious lineage of Mallarmé, Reverdy, Char …

Citation: Azerad, Hugo. "Edouard Glissant". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5745, accessed 19 August 2022.]

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