Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Louisiana Creole LiteratureA Historical Study$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Catharine Savage Brosman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039102

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 24 January 2021

Poetry by Mid-Nineteenth-Century Free People of Color

Poetry by Mid-Nineteenth-Century Free People of Color

(p.80) Chapter Seven Poetry by Mid-Nineteenth-Century Free People of Color
Louisiana Creole Literature

Catharine Savage Brosman

University Press of Mississippi

An important collective anthology of mostly lyrical poetry, called Les Cenelles (1845), by men belonging to the Free People of Color, or Gens de couleur libres, is the chief subject of this chapter. Armand Lanusse, who prepared the anthology, Joanni Questy, Victor Séjour, and Camille Thierry, as well as some others studied as prose writers in chapter 6, are among the poets reviewed. The features of their verse, especially the theme of love and the influence of the French Romantic poets, are brought out; ample quotation, with English translation, illustrates their verse. Thierry’s collection, Les Vagabondes, is studied separately. In addition, an important body of protest poetry from the 1860s (some by poets of Les Cenelles), originally published in newspapers, is examined for its themes and means of expression.

Keywords:   Poetry, Free People of Color, Les Cenelles, Camille Thierry, Protest poetry

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.