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A Tempest : Based on Shakespeare's the Tempest,
by Aimé Césaire and Richard Miller and William Shakespeare


Overview - "Cesaire's Tempest , in translation by Richard Miller, is a sprightly and song-filled enchantment. The luminous intelligence of Mr. Cesaire's meditation on the absurdities of colonialism shines through the antics of the bewildered characters." - New York Times

"The weapon of poetry may be Cesaire's greatest gift to a modern world still searching for freedom.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Cesaire's Tempest, in translation by Richard Miller, is a sprightly and song-filled enchantment. The luminous intelligence of Mr. Cesaire's meditation on the absurdities of colonialism shines through the antics of the bewildered characters." -New York Times

"The weapon of poetry may be Cesaire's greatest gift to a modern world still searching for freedom. As one of the last truly great 'universalists' of the twentieth century, he has had a hand in shaping or critiquing many of the major ideologies and movements of the modern world. In his own words: 'Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.'" -from the Introduction

Cesaire's rich and insightful adaptation of The Tempest draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.

AIME CESAIRE was a world-renowned poet, essayist and dramatist, whose best known works include Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, The Tragedy of King Christophe and A Season in the Congo. He was the founding editor of Tropiques, which was instrumental in establishing the use of surrealism as a political weapon. He co-formulated the concept of "negritude," which urges black Africans to reject assimilation and cultivate consciousness of their racial qualities and heritage. Cesaire held a number of government positions in his native Martinique, including that of mayor of Fort-de-France. Cesaire died in 2008.

RICHARD MILLER has translated many books, both nonfiction and fiction, including works by Roland Barthes, Brassa? and Albert Camus, as well as poetry, many articles and a number of plays. Among his more recent translations are Scent by Annick Le Guerer and Beethoven's Ninth by Esteban Buch, which was published in 2002. He lives in Paris.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559362108
  • ISBN-10: 1559362103
  • Publisher: Tcg Translations
  • Publish Date: October 2002
  • Page Count: 69
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5 x 0.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds

Series: Tcg Translations

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