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The Great Black Hole: Reading for the Ghost in Césaire’s "Cahier d’un retour au pays natal," 1939

Alexander Gil Fuentes

Title:
The Great Black Hole: Reading for the Ghost in Césaire’s "Cahier d’un retour au pays natal," 1939
Author(s):
Gil Fuentes, Alexander
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Articles
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Libraries and Information Services
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Alex Gil . . . in the fields of legology
Abstract:
This piece is experimental in many ways. It brings play to the most serious of subjects, but not unwarranted, I hope. It is my first openly interpretive offering of some length and rigor. The thrust of the argument depends on a distortion of reading I call reading for the ghost. Jumping back and forth between contradictory statements and formal kinships I aim to paint a tableau, a figure in the carpet if you will, of the poem’s return to and from the gaps in colonial historiography.
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Literature
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