88. The Surreal Deal: Aimé and Suzanne Césaire

Posted on 28 November 2021

Negritude thinkers Aimé and Suzanne Césaire embrace surrealism and reflect on the relationships between poetry, knowledge, and identity.

Further Reading

• A. Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism, trans. J. Pinkham (New York: 2000).

• A. Césaire, "Culture and Colonization," trans. B.H. Edwards, Social Text 28 (2010), 127-144.

• A. Césaire, "Letter to Maurice Thorez," trans. B.H. Edwards, Social Text 28 (2010), 145-152.

• A. Césaire, The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire: Bilingual Edition, trans. A.J. Arnold, C. Eshleman (Middletown, CT: 2017).

• S.  Césaire, The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945), trans. K. Walker, ed. D. Maximin (Middletown, CT: 2012).

• M. Richardson (ed., trans.) and K. Fijalkowski (trans.), Refusal of the Shadow: Surrealism and the Caribbean (London: 1996).


• A.J. Arnold, Modernism and Negritude: The Poetry and Poetics of Aimé Césaire (Cambridge, MA: 1981). 

• A.-D. Curtius, Suzanne CésaireArchéologie littéraire et artistique d'une mémoire empêchée (Paris: 2020).

• G. Davis, Aimé Césaire (Cambridge, UK: 1997). 

• G. Wilder, The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars (Chicago: 2005).

• G. Wilder, Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Durham, NC: 2015).


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