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Césaire, Aimé

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Works: 1,046 works in 2,927 publications in 10 languages and 41,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Political plays  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Verse drama  Lyric poetry  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Creator, Contributor, Collector, Publishing director, Producer
Classifications: PQ3949.C44, 841
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Discourse on colonialism by Aimé Césaire( Book )

124 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later, when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialism inspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, Black Power and antiwar movements."--Jacket
Notebook of a return to the native land by Aimé Césaire( Book )

188 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1913 in Martinique, Aime Cesaire is acknowledged as one of the major poets of the twentieth century writing in French, and his celebrated long poem, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a return to the native land), is his best known work. In addition to containing the most forceful statement of Negritude (a term coined by Cesaire and appearing in print for the first time in this poem), Cahier is a masterpiece of modern French poetry." "The poem is marked by its allusive character, its highly compressed images, and its unusual use of the French language. In preparing this edition, Abiola Irele has tried to keep the needs of the English-language student foremost in mind. The edition presents the complete text of the poem in French, with an editorial apparatus in English that includes a substantial introduction setting it in its historical and ideological context and offering a detailed analysis of its literary significance; a stanza-by-stanza commentary explicating references and allusions; and a select bibliography of related works."--Jacket
A season in the Congo : a play by Aimé Césaire( Book )

97 editions published between 1966 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play by renowned poet and political activist Aime Cšaire recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. A Season in the Congo follows Lumumba's efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political struggles that led to his assassination in 1961. Cšaire powerfully depicts Lumumba as a sympathetic, Christ-like figure whose conscious martyrdom reflects his self-sacrificing humanity and commitment to pan-Africanism
The original 1939 notebook of A return to the native land : bilingual edition by Aimé Césaire( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimé Césaire'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 Césaire's quest for négritude, and it became an anthem of blacks around the world. Commentary on Césaire's work has often focused on its Cold War and inticolonialist rhetoric - material that Césaire only added in 1956. The original 1939 version of the poem, 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 Wilfredo Lam, and an introduction, notes, and chronology by A. James Arnold. --from inside jacket
The tragedy of King Christophe : a play by Aimé Césaire( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a period of upheaval in Haiti after the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1806, it follows the historical figure of Henri Christophe, a slave who rose to become a general in Toussaint Louverture's army
A tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. This adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects
Les armes miraculeuses by Aimé Césaire( Book )

42 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digte præget af et voldsomt billedsprog og politisk engagement
La tragédie du roi Christophe; théâtre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

62 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tragédie du roi Christophe est une œuvre barbare (au sens noble du terme) lyrique et nécessaire. Affirmant que la politique est la force moderne du destin et l'histoire la politique vécue, Aimé Césaire donne à voir l'invention du futur, d'un futur enraciné. L'aventure haïtienne de Christophe ebvoque le destin collectif du peuple africain d'aujourd'hui. A la phase de la révolte aiguë a succédé celle de la re-connaissance, de la constitution d'un patrimoine authentique et librement assumé. -- Back cover
Une tempête; d'après "La tempête" de Shakespeare. Adaptation pour un théâtre nègre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in French and English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un navire sombre dans les eaux furieuses d’une tempête infernale. Depuis l’île où il a été exilé à la suite d’un funeste complot, le duc et magicien Prospero contemple le naufrage… et voit débarquer ses ennemis d’autrefois. La vengeance est proche ! Mais son esclave Caliban se révolte, et rien ne sera plus comme avant… Une version « africaine » de la pièce de Shakespeare où Césaire démystifie le merveilleux pour mieux faire surgir le chant de la liberté. -- 4ème de couverture
The complete poetry of Aimé Césaire by Aimé Césaire( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete poetry of Aimé Césaire" gathers all of Césaire's celebrate verse into one bilingual edition. The French portion is comprised of newly established first editions of Césaire's poetic œuvre made available in French in 2014 under the title Poésie, Théâtre, Essais et Discours, edited by A. J. Arnold and an international team of specialists. To prepare the English translations, the translators started afresh from this French edition. Included here are translations of first editions of the poet's early work, prior to political interventions in the texts after 1955, revealing a new understanding of Césaire's aesthetic and political trajectory. A truly comprehensive picture of Césaire's poetry and poetics is made possible thanks to a thorough set of notes covering variants, historical and cultural references, and recurring figures and structures, a scholarly introduction and a glossary. This book provides a new cornerstone for readers and scholars in 20th century poetry, African diasporic literature, and postcolonial studies."
Et les chiens se taisaient, tragédie by Aimé Césaire( Book )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toussaint Louverture; la Révolution française et le problème colonial by Aimé Césaire( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in French and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moi, laminaire-- : poèmes by Aimé Césaire( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La poésie by Aimé Césaire( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La disparition dʹAimé Césaire, il y a un an, donna lieu à un surprenant concert de louanges médiatiques. Les obsèques nationales qui lui furent rendues, lʹempressement aussi unanime que tardif de la classe politique française, où perçait lʹaveu dʹune certaine mauvaise conscience, tout ceci ne doit pas faire oublier quʹAimé Césaire fut longtemps tenu à la marge. Homme de colère plutôt que de compromis, il est avant tout lʹauteur dʹune œuvre poétique enfiévrée, enchantée, dont les premiers mots résonnent encore avec une violence nue: "Au bout du petit matin ... / Va-tʹen, lui disais-je, gueule de flic, gueule de vache, va-tʹen je déteste les larbins de lʹordre et les hannetons de lʹespérance." (Cahier dʹun retour au pays natal). Sous le titre général La Poésie, cette œuvre fut rassemblée au Seuil pour la première fois en 1994, puis reéditée en 2006. Elle est à nouveau remise en vente. -- Description from http://livre.fnac.com (Oct. 19, 2011)
Cadastre : poèmes by Aimé Césaire( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferrements; poèmes by Aimé Césaire( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Ferrements» (1960), p. 17.86, est un recueil "d'à mi-parcours". Césaire y confie les "névralgies nocturnes du 'moi' resté seul avec l'amour perdu de l'aimée originelle". Autres poèmes : "Tropiques" (1941-1943), "Soleil cou coupé" (1948), "Noria" (1976), "Comme un malentendu de salut" (1994)
Solar throat slashed : the unexpurgated 1948 edition by Aimé Césaire( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soleil cou coupé (Solar Throat Slashed) is Aimé Césaire's most explosive collection of poetry. Animistically dense, charged with eroticism and blasphemy, and imbued with an African and Vodun spirituality, this book takes the French surrealist adventure to new heights and depths. A Césaire poem is an intersection at which metaphoric traceries create historically aware nexuses of thought and experience, jagged solidarity, apocalyptic surgery, and solar dynamite. The original 1948 French edition of Soleil cou coupé has a dense magico-religious frame of reference. In the late 1950s, Césaire was increasingly politically focused and seeking a wider audience, when he, in effect, gelded the 1948 text--eliminating 31 of the 72 poems, and editing another 29. Until now, only the revised 1961 edition, called Cadastre, has been translated. The revised text lacks the radical originality of Soleil cou coupé. This Wesleyan edition presents all the original poems en face with the new English translations.--From publisher description
Cadastre; poems by Aimé Césaire( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soleil éclaté : mélanges offerts à Aimé Césaire à l'occasion de son soixante-dixième anniversaire( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimé Césaire : a voice for history( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series introduces the celebrated Martinican author who coined the term "negritude" and lauched the movement called the "Great Black Cry." This three part study features many of the most important and artistic intellectual figures of the past six decades
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Discourse on colonialism
Covers
Notebook of a return to the native landA season in the Congo : a playA tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatreSolar throat slashed : the unexpurgated 1948 editionAimé CésaireNotebook of a return to the native landModernism and negritude : the poetry and poetics of Aimé Césaire
Alternative Names
Aimé Césaire afrokaribisch-französischer Schriftsteller und Politiker

Aimé Césaire francuski poeta i polityk, związany z Martyniką

Aimé Césaire Frans-Martinikaanse dichter en politicus

Aimé Césaire Frans politicus

Aimé Césaire franséische Politiker

Aimé Césaire fransk poet och politiker

Aimé Césaire fransk poet og politikar

Aimé Césaire fransk poet og politiker

Aimé Césaire franzööschen Politiker

Aimé Césaire martinický básník

Aimé Césaire Martiniquais politician

Aimé Césaire poeta, scrittore e politico francese

Aimé Césaire poète et homme politique français

Aimé Césaire polític francès

Aimé Césaire político francês

Aimé Césaire político martinicano

Aimé Césaire vācu politiķis

Amatus Césaire

Césaire, A.

Césaire, A. 1913-2008

Césaire, A. (Aimé)

Césaire Aimé

Césaire, Aimé 1913-2008

Césaire, Aimé Fernand.

Césaire, Aimé Fernand David

Césaire, Aimé Fernand David‏ 1913-2008

Sezer, Eme

Sīzīr, Īmīh, 1913-2008

Еме Сезер

Сезер, Эме

Էմե Սեզեր ֆրանսիացի գրող

אמה סזר

امه سزر سیاست‌مدار و شاعر فرانسوی

إيمي سيزير

إيميه سيزير، 1913-2008

ئێمێ سێزار

एइमे सेझैर

এমে সেজায়ার

세제르, 에메 1913-2008

세제르, 에이메 1913-2008

에메 세제르 1913-2008

エメ・セゼール

セゼール, エメ

艾梅·塞泽尔

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