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ISBN-10: 0819572756
ISBN-13: 9780819572752
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 05/18/2012
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.59" W, 0.48" H

The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945) (Trans. from the French)

Editor: Daniel Maximin
Other: Keith L Walker
Translator: Keith L Walker

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Price: $18.95

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A new and complete English translation

The Great Camouflage translates and assembles in one volume the seven articles Suzanne Césaire wrote for the cultural journal Tropiques. Césaire engages anthropology, esthetics, surrealism, history, and poetry as she grapples with questions of power and deception, self-deception, the economic slipknot of a post-slavery debt system, identity and inauthenticity, bad faith, psychological and affective aberration, and cultural zombification. All are caught in the web of “the great camouflage.” The collection provides a multifaceted portrait of Césaire, and includes short writings from others who wrote passionately about her, including André Breton, André Masson, René Ménil, Daniel Maximin, and her husband Aimé Césaire and daughter, Ina Césaire.

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"[Cesaire's] writing bursts with intelligence, fervor and conviction. In her essays Leo Frobenius and the Problems of Civilizations, Alain and Esthetics, Andre Breton, Poet, and 1943: Surrealism and Us, she mobilizes anthropology, philosophy, and poetry to awaken global black consciousness, resistance, and liberation..."–Gabrielle Civil, Rain Taxi

"Provide[s] fascinating insights into [Césaire's] time and on this remarkable writer."–Jean Khalfa, Wasafiri

"The Great Camouflage is most welcome. Non-Francophones sorely needed to have access to Suzanne Césaire's writings, and the translating work of Keith L. Walker and editing by Daniel Maximin deliver."–Alex Gil, New West Indian Guide

"[Cesaire's] writing bursts with intelligence, fervor and conviction. In her essays "Leo Frobenius and the Problems of Civilizations, "Alain and Esthetics," "Andre Breton, Poet," and "1943: Surrealism and Us," she mobilizes anthropology, philosophy, and poetry to awaken global black consciousness, resistance, and liberation"–Gabrielle Civil, Rain Taxi

"Suzanne's first six essays flow seamlessly to her last, 'The Great Camouflage.' What she would have produced had she continued to write after 1945 or lived beyond the age of fifty, we will never know. But one thing is certain: Suzanne Césaire was a bright and shining light and a brilliant dissident for all time. The Great Camouflage is a spectacular achievement."–Tiffany Ruby Patterson, H-France Reviews
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Details

ISBN-10: 0819572756
ISBN-13: 9780819572752
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 05/18/2012
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.59" W, 0.48" H
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