Francophone Literatures: An Introductory Survey

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LA RÉUNION

THE literary history of La Réunion begins, according to some, with Évariste de Parny and Antoine de Bertin. Both left the island at the age of 9, and for both the island served primarily as a place of beauty inviting lyrical evocations. During the nineteenth century, exoticism triumphed and a number of writers from the island contributed texts which were to become well-known in France: Eugene Dayot, poet and journalist, Auguste Lacaussade (secretary to Sainte-Beuve), Léon Dierx, elected 'Prince des Poétes' on Mallarmé's death. The most significant writer of the period, however, was Charles Marie René Leconte or Leconte de Lisle ( 1818-94), who was to become one of the fathers of Parnassianism. He was to assume the place of Victor Hugo at the Académie franéaise in 1886. Although there is considerable range in the poetry of these nineteenth-century writers, images of the island as an earthly paradise predominate and the coloured 'natives' are 'primitifs beaux et purs'.

A significant moment in the literary history of the island was the publication of the first anthology of poetry from Réunion edited by Raphael Barquiseau and Louis Ozoux. The former also wrote history, criticism, essays, and poetry. Other notable nineteenthcentury writers include the poet Cazamian who published two collections, Sous le voile ( 1912) and Les Feuilles de l'arbre ( 1920). That year, Auguste Brunet published his first collection, Exils dorés des ties and four years later Marius and Ary Leblond (literary historians, ardent propagandists for the 'colonial novel', and novelists who had won the Prix Goncourt in 1910) published L'Histoire dorée d'un noir. The titles of these last two testify to the extent to which the island

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  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgements *
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  • PART I - Europe and North America 23
  • 1 - Belgium 25
  • 2 - Switzerland 41
  • 3 - Quebec and French Canada 57
  • Guide to Further Reading 96
  • PART II - Creole Island 101
  • 4 - Antilles and Frenxh Guiana 103
  • 5 - Haiti 130
  • 6 - Mauritius 144
  • 7 - La Réunion 152
  • Guide to Further Reading 156
  • PART III - North Africa and the Near East 161
  • 8 - Algeria 165
  • 9 - Morocco 185
  • 10 - Tunisia 196
  • 11 - Egypt 207
  • 12 - Lebanon 209
  • Guide to Further Reading 212
  • PART IV - Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar 217
  • 13 - Sub-Saharan Africa 219
  • 14 - Madagascar 267
  • Guide to Further Reading 274
  • Conclusion 277
  • Select Bibliography 282
  • Index 283
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