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Essays & Analysis (46)

5,364 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Wolitz examines the didactic function of the hero in Césaire's plays. “J'ai marché devant tous, triste et seul dans ma gloire.” ... Read more
7,723 words, approx. 26 pages
In the following essay, Dayan examines Césaire's interpretation of Caliban in his A Tempest and differentiates his characterization from Shakespeare's version. After the Amerindia... Read more
4,225 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Smith and Hudson view Césaire's Caliban from A Tempest to be “a trickster and a shrewd impatient slave who refuses to submit and who wants freedom without ... Read more
6,071 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Scheie elucidates the “potential for a subversive performativity in A Tempest, specifically in the final scene's enactment of racial identity as addiction.”... Read more
4,487 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Sarnecki explores the ways in which Césaire utilizes language to express his revolutionary views in A Tempest. “Many a man's tongue shakes out his master&#... Read more
6,149 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Rix offers various interpretations of Cêsaire's A Tempest. The Martinican malaise is the malaise of a people that no longer feels responsible for its destiny and ... Read more
3,015 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Smith considers the portrait of Patrice Lumumba, the late Congolese Prime Minister and nationalist hero, in Césaire's plays. Before examining the panegyrical port... Read more
4,487 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Benamou explores Césaire's demiurgic role in African theatre through a discussion of the imagery and thematic concerns of his dramas. I. Introduction Demiurgic po... Read more
2,721 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Xavier examines the theme of rebirth in Césaire's plays, asserting it “has significance for the structure and form of his dramatic work.” The theme ... Read more
7,303 words, approx. 25 pages
In the following essay, Livingston discusses Césaire's collaboration with the French director Jean-Marie Serreau and acknowledges these works as vehicles for advancing the political aims... Read more
3,142 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Hawkins addresses Césaire's skepticism regarding decolonization and the actions of King Christophe as portrayed in The Tragedy of King Christophe. In his speech &... Read more
6,601 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Little considers the function and value of intertextuality in The Tragedy of King Christophe. Readers or spectators of Césaire's plays cannot help being drawn int... Read more
12,814 words, approx. 43 pages
In the following essay, Nesbitt investigates the influence of G. W. F. Hegel's dialectical historicism on Césaire's work, particularly The Tragedy of King Christophe. Human histor... Read more
4,237 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Pallister provides a critical overview of A Tempest. Obviously modeled after, and even a subversion of, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Césaire's Une temp... Read more
3,510 words, approx. 12 pages
in the following essay, Jones discusses the defining characteristics of Césaire's work. In her excellent book on Aimé Césaire and his works, in the Poètes d'A... Read more
7,031 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following essay, Kalikoff delineates the gender construction of the poem and challenges its reputation as "epic " and "heroic." Aimé Césaire's C... Read more
2,936 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following interview, Césaire discusses his political and poetic ideology. MELSAN: The usual way of trying to place you is by reference to various things such as time and place, writing, ... Read more
6,729 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Okram examines the relationship between Césaire 's imagery and his West Indian heritage. If Aimé Césaire's poetry is difficult to understand,... Read more
4,244 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Snyder offers an overview of the major themes of Césaire 's verse. Take a cruise to the French-speaking Caribbean, a cruise skilfully organised by your local trav... Read more
4,259 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Scharfman provides a semantic analysis of the role of women in Césaire 's poetry. … là où les femmes rayonnent de langage….Aimé... Read more
4,985 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Cutler contends that "a study of the extraordinary power of Césaire 's language will serve as a key to the poem 's meaning as well as an introductio... Read more
5,334 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Pallister offers a thematic and stylistic analysis of Césaire 's verse. Les Armes Miraculeuses In 1944 Aimé Césaire published another collection of ... Read more
6,357 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay. Hurley examines Césaire's search for identity as a black poet within the French literary tradition. It would be difficult to examine the notion of poetic function... Read more
5,646 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Zimra explores Césaire 's treatment of the past in his work, in particular his use of the Ancestor figure. Qui et quels nous sommes?Admirable question. It is ha... Read more
7,952 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Rosello compares the theme of exile in Maryse Condé 's "Notes on a Return to the Native Land" and Césaire's early poem. l'exil... Read more
798 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Judith Gleason Césaire's location on [Martinique in the West Indies] is what distinguishes his poetry from that of his predecessors among the French symbolists and surr... Read more
785 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Alfred Cismaru As soon as one begins to read Césaire, it becomes obvious that for him, unlike prose, poetry begins with extreme positions and espouses easily the most unexpect... Read more
314 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Henry Cohen Abandoning the documentary objectivity of Toussaint Louverture: la révolution française et le problème colonial, his history of the Haitian Revolutio... Read more
360 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Ruth J. S. Simmons Whatever changes [Césaire] has undergone … in developing his poetics and his language, we must never forget that his definition of his goal as a poet... Read more
949 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by Thomas A. Hale The effectiveness of Cahier d'un retour au pays natal lies in the poet's extremely rich and often novel vocabulary, his dazzling and occasionally surreal... Read more
1,177 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by Hilary Okam If Aimé Césaire's poetry is difficult to understand, as every student of his works is well aware, it appears to me that the difficulty comes principa... Read more
1,135 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by A. James Arnold In 1969 the Martinican playwright Aimé Césaire published Une Tempête: d'après "La Tempête" de Shakespeare ... Read more
1,759 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Irele discusses Césaire's preoccupation with post-colonial politics in The Tragedy of King Christophe and A Season in the Congo. For some time Aimé C... Read more
2,938 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Cismaru offers an overview of Césaire's political concerns and literary accomplishments. White man, white because he was man, white as the day, white as truth, w... Read more
2,926 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following excerpt, Perloff offers praise for Césaire's poetry and its English translation upon publication of The Collected Poetry of Aimé Césaire. I turn Finally to... Read more
1,152 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Arnold praises the translation The Collected Poems of Aimé Césaire and discusses Césaire's perceived lack of national identity. Aimé C... Read more
5,401 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Hurley discusses five of Césaire's poems taking into account peculiarities of his French Caribbean heritage and its lack of literary tradition. It would be diffic... Read more
5,027 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Ngaté examines Césaire's views as a literary critic, as expressed in Césaire's introductions and prefaces to other author's works. The... Read more
4,940 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Zimra discusses Césaire's treatment of the recurring textual figure of the Ancestor. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that contemporary Caribbean writers are o... Read more
6,513 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Kalikoff examines epic qualities, gender-biased assumptions, and elements of female decolonization in Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Aim... Read more
6,413 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Porter provides comparative analysis of Césaire's adaptation of The Tempest. According to Porter. Césaire's parody of Shakespeare "constitute... Read more
3,465 words, approx. 12 pages
Critical Essay by Jean-paul Sartre [The following is excerpted from a translation of Jean-Paul Sartre's seminal essay on negritude, "Orphée Noir," which Sartre wrote as the... Read more
1,954 words, approx. 7 pages
Critical Essay by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith Although Césaire was by no means the sole exponent of negritude, the word is now inseparable from his name, and largely responsible for his ... Read more
471 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Karl Keller Cesaire at 70. Marxist revolutionary. For a quarter century, representative from Martinique (near Grenada) to the French Assembly. For four decades, father-apologist for ... Read more
767 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Marjorie Perloff [What] will surely be considered one of the most important translations from the French in 1983 [is Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith's The Collected Poetry ... Read more
374 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Serge Gavronsky [If] his orientation had been solely French, Mr. Césaire would not have been able to return from "exile" in France and find his originality as a ... Read more
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