Poetics of Relation · Rhizome (philosophy) ·. Influences[show]. Aimé Césaire · Frantz Fanon ·. Influenced[show]. Barbara Cassin ·. Édouard Glissant (21 September – 3 February ) was a French writer, poet. In Poetics of Relation, Édouard Glissant sets himself a project that is both immense and ineluctable. If, as Glissant supposes, we cannot help. EDOUARD GLISSANT. Poetics of Relation. translated fry Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor. THE liNivERSITr OF MICHIGAN PREss.

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Oral Histories May 2, Lukas rated it really liked it Mar 23, His entire essay centers on this idea of Relation in creole cultures. ParisFrance [1].

In Poetics of RelationGlissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation.

This lends to the experience of the slaves on the ship as they were confined to an overcrowded, filthy, and diseased existence among other slaves, all there against their will. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Very abstract and obscure, but he is at once an amazing thinker and user of language.

This poem also highlights an arguable communal feeling through shared relationship to the abyss of personal identity. For Glissant, futurity is one of the gliszant forces of the atavistic identity, which reaches exhaustion in Relation.

InGlissant died at glisant age of eighty-two in Paris. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution.

This translation of Glissant’s work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the relatiion and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English.

Referring back to the purpose of slaves–means of monetary and property exchange–Glissant asserts that the primary exchange value is in the ability to transport knowledge from one space or person to another–to establish a connection between what is known and unknown [6] [7].


This process, rhizomatic in its movements, is interdependent on the relations between people, bridging the abyss of difference that separates humans. Jul 11, Solaris rated it it was amazing Shelves: February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

This “relation” that Glissant discusses through his critical work conveys a “shared knowledge”. Soleil de la conscience. Dec 19, Leif rated it really liked it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Rhizome is a plant that grows underground and has roots that glissany around other roots. Paperbackpages. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus.

Our boats are open, and we sail them for poeticz. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Philosophie de la Relation.

Poetics of Relation by Édouard Glissant

Quotes from Poetics of Relation. Meida rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Glissant glissat post-Lacanian theory to the contemporary global milieu in a number of useful, intersectionally-minded ways. He is notable for his attempt to trace parallels between the history and culture of the Creole Caribbean poteics those of Latin America and the plantation culture of the American south, most obviously in his study of William Faulkner.

Published September 29th by University of Michigan Press. InGlissant published one of his most preeminent essays, where he discusses the Antillean culture as a whole. Here, he received numerous Doctorat Honoris Causa from universities around the world as well as several literary prices.

U of Michigan, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: If, as Glissant supposes, we telation help but ponder our place in the world, such thoughts cannot avoid the realisation that our contemporary reality is one of accelerating multiplicity: Beautifully, Glissant leaves behind the decrepit vocabulary relqtion the sterile paradigm, and invents concepts logically parallel to those in other fields–like relations to relativity–in order to observe Caribbean and global communities in a fresh way.


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In Glissant’s view, we come to see that relation in all its senses—telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings—is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies. Open Preview See a Problem? Reading chapters out of joint. He sees pooetics Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus.

Édouard Glissant

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Edouard Glissant, in his text Poetics of Relation, finds it impossible and limiting to attempt to grasp the world, or all its peoples, in any type of system, or to simply assimilate all working classes into one universal, political melting pot of humanity Glissant A beautiful methodology which breaks down constructs of worldview and, in essence, helps us stop playing God and to get on with embracing others, being oneself an “other”.

Treatise on the Tout-monde underlines the notion of relation, which recognizes and accepts diversity in the global world we live in goissant.