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Articles tagged "Martinique"

The Restoration of “Solar Throat Slashed”

Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, the best-known work of the Martinican poet Aimé Césaire, appeared in book form in 1947. A year later Césaire published Soleil cou coupé, an extraordinary collection of seventy-two poems. In this book, writes A. James Arnold in the introduction to Solar Throat Slashed, “the modernist poetry Césaire had practiced throughout the 1940s … reached its full fruition.” Thirteen years later...

Women’s Fantasies

                  For Susanne Rinne It pleases me to straddle a horse and ride like women do in the frescoes of Pompeii in the Roman way, the Andromache way. Then you would bear my mark sweeter than brands made from the red iron of lovely servitude, now banned. Great joy for a woman as well! You’ll have no cause for complaint. You’ll be sated doing all these things you say to the...

November 2011

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