In this Book

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This volume comprises French versions and English translations of seven short stories written by Marie-Magdeleine Carbet, Martinique’s most prolific woman writer. Four of these stories are previously unpublished, culled from documents obtained from Carbet’s niece. While analyses of the literature of the French Caribbean have tended to portray these people typically as suffering from pathologies of colonial oppression, the situations and reflections presented in these stories offer different perspectives on the lives and concerns of ordinary Martinicans and thus provide insight into some of the missing links of the sociocultural scene. This unique, multifaceted text fills an important pedagogical and scholarly need, and allows the reader to access the daily lives of French Caribbeans in a significantly authentic way.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxxviii
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  1. Le « Quimbois »
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Obeah
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. Conte de Pâques: Le Retour
  2. pp. 13-20
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  1. Easter Story: The Return
  2. pp. 21-28
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  1. Conte de Noël
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. Christmas Story
  2. pp. 33-36
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  1. Le Cadeau
  2. pp. 37-42
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  1. The Gift
  2. pp. 43-48
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  1. Le Capitaine Se Marie
  2. pp. 49-56
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  1. The Captain Is Getting Married
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Les Deux Carrés de Larammée
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. Larammée’s Two Squares
  2. pp. 73-80
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  1. La Poupée de Son
  2. pp. 81-92
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  1. The Straw Doll
  2. pp. 93-104
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. Afterword: On Translating Carbet
  2. pp. 107-110
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609175191
Related ISBN
9781611862379
MARC Record
OCLC
967876429
Pages
148
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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