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    The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land: Bilingual Edition (Wesleyan Poetry) (Hardback)(English / French) By (author) Aime. Edited Cesaire, Edited by James Arnold, Edited by Clayton Eshleman

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    DescriptionAime Cesaire's masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. This long poem was the beginning of Cesaire's quest for negritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. Commentary on Cesaire's work has often focused on its Cold War and anticolonialist rhetoric-material that Cesaire only added in 1956. The original 1939 version of the poem, given here in French, and in its first English translation, reveals a work that is both spiritual and cultural in structure, tone, and thrust. This Wesleyan edition includes the original illustrations by Wifredo Lam, and an introduction, notes, and chronology by A. James Arnold.


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    Title
    The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
    Subtitle
    Bilingual Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aime. Edited Cesaire, Edited by James Arnold, Edited by Clayton Eshleman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780819573704
    ISBN 10: 0819573701
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90, 42
    B&T Approval Code: A24244020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 81
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030
    DC21: 841.914
    DC22: 841/.914, 841.914
    BISAC V2.8: POE017000
    LC classification: PQ3949.C44 C3413 2013
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual French-English ed.
    Publisher
    University Press of New England
    Imprint name
    Wesleyan University Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover
    Author Information
    AIME CESAIRE (1913-2008) was best known as the cocreator of the concept of negritude. CLAYTON ESHLEMAN is a professor emeritus at Eastern Michigan University and the foremost American translator of Aime Cesaire. He is the author of The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader and translator of The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo. A. JAMES ARNOLD is an emeritus professor of French at the University of Virginia. He is the lead editor of Cesaire's complete literary works in French (in progress) and author of Modernism and Negritude: The Poetry and Poetics of Aime Cesaire.