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  • AIME CESAIRE: THE COLLECTED POETRY. by Cesaire, Aime, 1931-2008; Translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.
    Cesaire, Aime, 1931-2008; Translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.
    AIME CESAIRE: THE COLLECTED POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated, with a substantial introduction and notes by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. A bilingual edition with the original French and English translation on facing pages. Born in Martinique, Cesaire studied in Paris where he met Leopold Senghor, and "discovered Africa" and began his lifelong dedication to the idea of Negritude. This collection begins with his important first book, written in 1939 upon his return to the Caribbean -Cahier du Retour au Pays Natal -Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. xv, 408 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (one very short edgetear, other light wear and toning to the dj) Uncommon in hardcover and in this condition.

    Book ID: 78933
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  • LOST BODY / CORPS PERDU. by Cesaire, Aime; Pablo Picasso, illustrator.
    Cesaire, Aime; Pablo Picasso, illustrator.
    LOST BODY / CORPS PERDU.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: George Braziller, (1986). First edition - The first trade edition of this collection of 10 intertwined surrealistic poems by this Carribean poet, one of the foremost advocates of negritude, illustrated with spare drawings by Picasso, originally published in a limited edition of only 219 copies in 1950. Introduction and translation by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. Bi-lingual edition with the complete original French text at the end. 130 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-807611484.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps (some sunning to bottom edge of front cover).

    Book ID: 88345
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  • NON-VICIOUS CIRCLE; Twenty Poems of Aime Cesaire. by Cesaire, Aime; translated by Gregson Davis
    Cesaire, Aime; translated by Gregson Davis
    NON-VICIOUS CIRCLE; Twenty Poems of Aime Cesaire.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition with the original French and English translation and commentary by Gregson Davis. "The black Martinican poet Aim Csaire. . has long been regarded in France as one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Moreover, the philosophy of negritude evolved by Csaire and his friend Leopold Senghor is an important bridge between modernism and contemporary Third World nationalistic movements. The twenty poems in this book, presented in French with facing English translations, have been chosen to illustrate fundamental aspects of Csaires thought, imagery, and style as these crystallized into a single, coherent system in the late 1940s and the 1950s.. . A substantial introduction discusses…

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    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition with the original French and English translation and commentary by Gregson Davis. "The black Martinican poet Aim Csaire. . has long been regarded in France as one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Moreover, the philosophy of negritude evolved by Csaire and his friend Leopold Senghor is an important bridge between modernism and contemporary Third World nationalistic movements. The twenty poems in this book, presented in French with facing English translations, have been chosen to illustrate fundamental aspects of Csaires thought, imagery, and style as these crystallized into a single, coherent system in the late 1940s and the 1950s.. . A substantial introduction discusses Csaire, his intellectual context, and the major critical issues in his work. The book is illustrated with a selection from the etchings done by Picasso for Cesaires collection Corps Perdu." xi, 152 pp. ISBN: 0804712077.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62167
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  • TEXACO. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    TEXACO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. Traces one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history through the events of the Texaco quarter of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Translators' afterword, glossary. 401 pp. ISBN: 0-679-432353.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 36697
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  • SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. AN 'intriguing riff on the police procedural' set during Carnival time in Fort-de-France, Martinque. Translators' afterword, glossary. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-679-432361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 53006
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  • SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.). First edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. AN 'intriguing riff on the police procedural' set during Carnival time in Fort-de-France, Martinque. Translators' afterword, glossary. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60894
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  • TEXACO. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    TEXACO.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Granta, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. Traces one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history through the events of the Texaco quarter of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Translators' afterword, glossary. 401 pp. ISBN: 1-862070075.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69231
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  • MYTH AND HISTORY IN CARIBBEAN FICTION: Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris, and Edouard Glissant. by Webb, Barbara J.
    Webb, Barbara J.
    MYTH AND HISTORY IN CARIBBEAN FICTION: Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris, and Edouard Glissant.

    Edition: First printing.

    Amherst: University of Massachutts Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comparative study of three major Caribbean novelists: Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris, and Edouard Glissant. "Despite differences of language and background, these writers from Cuba, Guyana and Martinique have much in common. Each has written extensively on the shared heritage of the peoples of the Caribbean and each has been influential in redefining the novel in the context of New World culture." Notes, selected bibliography, index. x, 185 pp. ISBN: 0-870237845.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 87851
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