An important voice from the complex, polyglot society of Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau is chiefly known for his boldly imaginative 1992 novel Texaco, which won the Prix Goncourt. In the first study of his work in English, Maeve McCusker skillfully examines Chamoiseau in light of his postcolonial backgroundaMartinique, founded on slavery, is now officially a region of Franceaand focuses on his representation of memory. Her exploration of Chamoiseauas depiction of the workings of memory solidifies her position as the world authority on the author and serves as an invaluable introduction to his work.Autobiographical. Memory. The previous chapter explored the ways in which the absence of any sense of a stable, ... His triptych of autobiographical narratives ( Antan da#39;enfance, 1990; Chemin-da#39;Accole, 1994; A Bout da#39;enfance, 2005), 1 along with the essay Ecrire en pays dominAc ... Daniel Maximin, Ernest PAcpin, Emile Ollivier) would produce autobiographies which concentrate on childhood.2 But in thisanbsp;...
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