The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land: Bilingual Edition (Wesleyan Poetry) (Paperback)

The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land: Bilingual Edition (Wesleyan Poetry) By Aimé Césaire, A. James Arnold (Editor), Clayton Eshleman (Editor) Cover Image

The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land: Bilingual Edition (Wesleyan Poetry) (Paperback)

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The first bilingual edition of this radically original work

Aim C saire's masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. This long poem was the beginning of C saire's quest for n gritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. Commentary on C saire's work has often focused on its Cold War and anticolonialist rhetoric--material that C saire only added in 1956. The original 1939 version of the poem, given here in French, and in its first English translation, reveals a work that is both spiritual and cultural in structure, tone, and thrust. This Wesleyan edition includes the original illustrations by Wifredo Lam, and an introduction, notes, and chronology by A. James Arnold.

Publication of this book is funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Product Details ISBN: 9780819500663
ISBN-10: 0819500666
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Wesleyan Poetry