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Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Wendy Knepper


This book examines the career, oeuvre, and literary theories of one of the most important Caribbean writers living today. Patrick Chamoiseau’s work sheds light on the dynamic processes of creolization that have shaped Caribbean history and culture. Chamoiseau is the recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the prestigious Prix Goncourt for the epic novel Texaco. His diverse body of work, which includes plays, novels, fictionalized memoirs, treatises, and other genres of writing, offers a compelling vision of the postcolonial world from a francophone Caribbean perspective. This book is ... More

Keywords: Caribbean writers, creolization, Caribbean history, Prix Goncourt, Texaco, epic novel, fictionalized memoirs, postcolonial world, francophone Caribbean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031540
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Knepper, author