The Collected Poetry

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University of California Press, Sep 3, 1983 - Poetry - 432 pages
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This edition, containing an extensive introduction, notes, the French original, and a new translation of Cesaire's poetry the complex and challenging later works as well as the famous Notebook will remain the definitive Cesaire in English."
 

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Contents

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1
II
32
III
86
IV
160
V
226
VI
260
VII
358
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About the author (1983)

Poet and politician Aimé Césaire was born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique on June 26, 1913. He attended high school and college in France. While in Paris, he helped found the journal Black Student in the 1930s. During World War II, he returned to Martinique and was mayor of Fort-de-France from 1945 to 2001, except for a break from 1983 to 1984. He also served in France's National Assembly from 1946 to 1956 and from 1958 to 1993. In 1946, he helped Martinique shed its colonial status and become an overseas department of France. Some of his best known works include the book Discourse on Colonialism, the essay Negro I Am, Negro I Will Remain, and the poem Notes from a Return to the Native Land. He was being treated for heart problems and other ailments when he died on April 17, 2008.

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