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By Rachel Douglas

"Rewriting" within the context of severe paintings on Caribbean literature has tended for use to debate revisionism from various postcolonial views, similar to "rewriting heritage" or "rewriting canonical texts." by way of moving the point of interest to how Caribbean writers go back to their very own works as a way to remodel them, this publication bargains theoretical concerns to postcolonial experiences on "literariness" when it comes to the near-obsessive measure of rewriting to which Caribbean writers have subjected their very own literary texts.

Focusing in particular on Frankétienne, this ebook deals an outline of the way the defining aesthetic and thematic parts of Frankétienne's significant works have emerged over the process his forty-year writing occupation. It finds the marked improvement of key notions guiding his literary production because the Sixties, and demonstrates that rewriting illustrates the significant aesthetic of the Spiral which has continually formed his œuvre. it really is, the e-book argues, the regularly relocating kind of the Spiral which Frankétienne explores via his consistent remodeling of his formerly written texts.

Frankétienne and Rewriting negotiates among the literary and fabric ends of the burgeoning box of postcolonial reports, arguing that literary features in Frankétienne connect to altering political, social, financial, and cultural situations within the Haiti he rewrites.

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