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Refusal of the Shadow Surrealism and the Caribbean

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ISBN-10: 1859840183

ISBN-13: 9781859840184

Edition: 1996

Authors: Michael Richardson, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Thomas Richardson, Thomas Richardson

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Refusal of the Shadow explores the nature of the relationship between black anti-colonialist movements in the Caribbean and the most radical of the European avant-gardes, and presents a series of texts which reveal its complexity.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 5/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Translators' Note
1978 Introduction to Legitime defense
Legitime defense: Declaration
Note Bearing on the Coloured French Bourgeoisie
Heaven on Earth
General Observations about the Coloured 'Writer' in the Caribbean
Poverty of a Poetry
On Certain Common Characteristics of the Civilized Mentality
For a Critical Reading of Tropiques
Leo Frobenius and the Problem of Civilizations
Introduction to the Marvellous
A Civilization's Discontent
An Introduction to Martiniquan Folklore
Birth of Our Art
Orientation of Poetry
Calling the Magician: A Few Words for a Caribbean Civilization
1943: Surrealism and Us
The Situation of Poetry in the Caribbean
Poetry and Knowledge
Evidence Concerning the Mind and Its Speed
Lightning Effect
The Great Camouflage
Humour: Introduction to 1945
Concerning Colonial Exoticism
Creole Dialogue
A Great Black Poet: Aime Cesaire
The Jungle
At Night in Haiti
Andre Breton in Haiti
Andre Breton in Port-au-Prince
A Record about Surrealism
Surrealism: What It Is
Letter to the Old Men
Extract from a Letter to Monny de Bouilly
Memories of Haiti
The Haitian Panorama
The Loas Speaking in Govis: Sorcery and Clairvoyance in Voodoo Religion
The Sacrifice of a Bull at the Home of the Houngan Jo Pierre-Gilles
Biographical Notes