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Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism

Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism

Chapter:
(p.197) Édouard Glissant and the Test of Faulkner's Modernism
Source:
American Creoles
Author(s):
Hugues Azéradt
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317200.012

This chapter examines the issue of William Faulkner's modernism. It demonstrates how Édouard Glissant pursues Faulkner's modernist project and how he approaches Faulkner from an aesthetic point of view. The chapter also compares Glissant's concept of opacity with Theodor Adorno's theorization of ‘modernist negativity’.

Keywords:   William Faulkner, modernism, Édouard, modernist project, opacity, Theodor Adorno, modernist negativity

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