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Césaire, Aimé

Works: 827 works in 2,642 publications in 12 languages and 38,000 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Political plays  Poetry  Documentary films  Educational films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Other, Director, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publishing director
Classifications: PQ3949.C44, 841
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Discourse on colonialism by Aimé Césaire( Book )

137 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,998 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 )

196 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,864 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."--BOOK JACKET
Une saison au Congo by Aimé Césaire( Book )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique au temps du vertige des indépendances reconquises. De temps en temps, une grande et haute figure. Au Congo, celle de Patrice Lumumba. Homme politique. Sans doute le seul du Congo, et le plus grand de l'Afrique. C'est qu'il y a en lui du voyant et du poète. A travers cet homme que sa stature même semble désigner pour le mythe, toute l'histoire d'un continent et d'une humanité se joue de manière exemplaire et symbolique
A tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A troupe of black actors perform their own Tempest. Césaire's rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the Afro-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism, and their lasting effects." --Page [4] of cover
The tragedy of King Christophe : a play by Aimé Césaire( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 681 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
Une tempête; d'après "La tempête" de Shakespeare. Adaptation pour un théâtre nègre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

48 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les armes miraculeuses by Aimé Césaire( Book )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digte præget af et voldsomt billedsprog og politisk engagement
A season in the Congo : a play by Aimé Césaire( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 590 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
La tragédie du roi Christophe; théâtre by Aimé Césaire( Book )

68 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 580 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
Toussaint Louverture; la Révolution française et le problème colonial by Aimé Césaire( Book )

61 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et les chiens se taisaient, tragédie by Aimé Césaire( Book )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in French and English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadastre : poèmes by Aimé Césaire( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La poésie by Aimé Césaire( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 382 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 (Oct. 19, 2011)
Ferrements; poèmes by Aimé Césaire( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in French and English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar throat slashed : the unexpurgated 1948 edition by Aimé Césaire( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 273 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 )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimé Césaire : a voice for history( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 228 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
The original 1939 notebook of A return to the native land : bilingual edition by Aimé Césaire( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 219 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
Africa to America to Paris : the migration of black writers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. After the Harlem Renaissance, an increasingly hostile climate drove writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright to Paris, where liberal racial attitudes allowed for greater artistic expression. This program traces their lives in France through remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works
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Alternative Names
Aimé Césaire afrokaribisch-französischer Schriftsteller und Politiker

Aimé Césaire francuski poeta i polityk, związany z Martyniką

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 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 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

Sīzīr, Īmīh, 1913-2008

Еме Сезер

Сезер, Эме

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


セゼール, エメ


Notebook of a return to the native landUne saison au CongoA tempest : based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatreUne tempête; d'après "La tempête" de Shakespeare. Adaptation pour un théâtre nègreA season in the Congo : a playSolar throat slashed : the unexpurgated 1948 editionNotebook of a return to the native land