The Pleasures of Exile
University of Michigan Press, 1992 - 232 sidor
In The Pleasures of Exile, as in his other works, George Lamming embraces the intricate issues of colonization and decolonization with a canny combination of playfulness and seriousness, irony and commitment. " It] is a reciprocal process," Lamming observes, "to be a colonial is to be a man in a certain relation; and this relation is an example of exile."
Through a series of interrelated essays, The Pleasures of Exile explores the cultural politics and relationships created in the crucible of colonization. Drawing on Shakespeare's The Tempest and C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins, as well as his own fiction and poetry, Lamming deftly locates the reader in a specific intellectual and cultural domain while conjuring a rich and varied spectrum of physical, intellectual, psychological, and cultural responses to colonialism. "My subject," he writes, "is the migration of the West Indian writer, as colonial and exile, from his native kingdom, once inhabited by Caliban, to the tempestuous island of Prospero's and his language. This book is a report on one man's way of seeing."
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African allowed American arrived asked attention authority beginning Boys British Caliban called Caribbean colonial cultural England English evidence example Exile experience face fact feel felt France freedom French future give given going hands happened hear human important interest island James kind King knew Lamming land language leave living look matter meaning Miranda native nature Negro never night offer once original particular Pleasures poet political possible presence privilege Prospero question reason relation remained reply result San Domingo seemed seen sense simply situation slaves speak spirit talking tell thing thou thought tion Toussaint turn University voice waiting walking West Indian West Indies whole wife writer young
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