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The Resource Elusive origins : the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination, Paul B. Miller

Elusive origins : the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination, Paul B. Miller

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Elusive origins : the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination
Title
Elusive origins
Title remainder
the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination
Statement of responsibility
Paul B. Miller
Title variation
Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenmentg︣enerally considered the origin of European modernityi︣s rarely discussed as such in the Caribbean context. Paul B. Miller constellates modern Caribbean writers of varying national and linguistic traditions whose common thread is their representation of the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution in the Caribbean. In a comparative reading of such writers as Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), C.L.R. James (Trinidad), Marie Chauvet (Haiti), Maryse CondT (Guadeloupe), Reinaldo Arenas (Cuba), and Edgardo Rodriguez Julia (Puerto Rico), Miller shows how these authors deploy their historical imagination in order to assess and reevaluate the elusive and often conflicted origins of their own modernity." "Miller documents the conceptual and ideological shift from an earlier generation of writers to a more recent one whose narrative strategies bear a strong resemblance to postmodern cultural practices, including the use of parody in targeting their discursive predecessors, the questioning of Enlightenment assumptions, and a suspicion regarding the dialectical unfolding of history as their precursors understood it. By positing the Cuban Revolution as a dividing line between the earlier generation and their postmodern successors, Miller confers a Caribbean specificity upon the commonplace notion of postmodernity." "The dual advantage of the thematic specificity of Elusive Origins coupled with its inclusiveness allows a reflection on canonical writers in conjunction with lesser-known figures. Furthermore, the inclusion of Francophone and Anglophone writers in addition to those from the Hispanic Caribbean opens up the volume geographically, linguistically, and nationally, expanding its contribution to a nonessentialist understanding of the Caribbean in a Latin American, Atlantic, and global context."--BOOK JACKET
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1965-
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Miller, Paul B.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New World studies
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  • Caribbean literature
  • History in literature
  • History and literature
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Enlightenment
  • Modernism (Literature)
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Elusive origins : the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination, Paul B. Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Structure of the Enlightenment.
  • p. 1
  • Part I. Inaugurating the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination
  • 1.
  • Carpentier and the Temporalities of Mutual Exclusion.
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Enlightened Hesitations: C.L.R. James, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and the Black Masses.
  • p. 57
  • Part II. Chauvet, Cond3, and the Postmodern Turn in the Caribbean Historical Imagination
  • 3.
  • Conflicted Epiphanies: Politicized Aesthetics in Marie Chauvet's Dance on the Volcano.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Alliances and Enmities in Maryse Cond3's Historical Imagination.
  • p. 108
  • Part III. The Center and the Periphery Cannot Hold
  • 5.
  • Cuban Cogito: Reinaldo Arenas and the Negative Historical Imagination.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Heightened Perceptions: Rodriguez JuliÞ and the Mechanics of Temporality.
  • p. 151
  • Conclusions: Before and After, Here and There.
  • p. 175
  • Notes.
  • p. 195
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 213
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
ocn467357842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 230 p.
Isbn
9780813929798
Lccn
2009046815
Label
Elusive origins : the Enlightenment in the modern Caribbean historical imagination, Paul B. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Structure of the Enlightenment.
  • p. 1
  • Part I. Inaugurating the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination
  • 1.
  • Carpentier and the Temporalities of Mutual Exclusion.
  • p. 29
  • 2.
  • Enlightened Hesitations: C.L.R. James, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and the Black Masses.
  • p. 57
  • Part II. Chauvet, Cond3, and the Postmodern Turn in the Caribbean Historical Imagination
  • 3.
  • Conflicted Epiphanies: Politicized Aesthetics in Marie Chauvet's Dance on the Volcano.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Alliances and Enmities in Maryse Cond3's Historical Imagination.
  • p. 108
  • Part III. The Center and the Periphery Cannot Hold
  • 5.
  • Cuban Cogito: Reinaldo Arenas and the Negative Historical Imagination.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • Heightened Perceptions: Rodriguez JuliÞ and the Mechanics of Temporality.
  • p. 151
  • Conclusions: Before and After, Here and There.
  • p. 175
  • Notes.
  • p. 195
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 213
  • Index.
  • p. 225
Control code
ocn467357842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 230 p.
Isbn
9780813929798
Lccn
2009046815

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