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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, resembling "rewriting background" or "rewriting canonical texts." via transferring the point of interest to how Caribbean writers go back to their very own works on the way to remodel them, this e-book deals theoretical concerns to postcolonial stories on "literariness" with regards to the near-obsessive measure of rewriting to which Caribbean writers have subjected their very own literary texts.

Focusing particularly on Frankétienne, this ebook bargains an summary of the way the defining aesthetic and thematic elements 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 construction because the Sixties, and demonstrates that rewriting illustrates the valuable aesthetic of the Spiral which has continuously formed his œuvre. it really is, the e-book argues, the continuously relocating type of the Spiral which Frankétienne explores via his consistent transforming 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 hook up with altering political, social, monetary, and cultural situations within the Haiti he rewrites.

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