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Blank Darkness : Africanist Discourse in French - Christopher L. Miller

Blank Darkness

Africanist Discourse in French

Paperback Published: 15th February 1986
ISBN: 9780226526225
Number Of Pages: 288

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""Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French "is a brilliant and altogether convincing analysis of the way in which Western writers, from Homer to the twentieth century have . . . imposed their language of desire on the least-known part of the world and have called it 'Africa.' There are excellent readings here of writers ranging from Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Sade, and Celine to Conrad and Yambo Ouologuem, but even more impressive and important than these individual readings is Mr. Miller's wide-ranging, incisive, and exact analysis of 'Africanist' discourse, what it has been and what it has meant in the literature of the Western world."--James Olney, Louisiana State University

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Preface
Introduction
""Telle figure que l'on veut"": Deriving a Discourse A Discourse with Tails Names for a Distance Orientalism and Africa Ambivalence in Antiquity Blameless Ones and Headless Ones The ""Idea"" of Blackness Aniaba and Zaga-Christ Nigri Idolatrae French Priority and French Desire ""Africa,"" Dream and Discourse
Africanist Poetics
Baudelaire in the Nineteenth Century: Black and White in Color Introduction Les Curiositeacute;s estheacute;tiques TheSa
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ISBN: 9780226526225
ISBN-10: 0226526224
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th February 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4

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