Césaire, Aimé Fernand

About Aimé Fernand Césaire

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Parker, Gabrielle. Aimé Césaire, 2009

Smith, Phylissa A. “A Meeting with Aimé Césaire.” Callaloo, vol. 31, no. 4, 2008

Scharfman, Ronnie. “Homage to Aimé Césaire, 1913-2008.” Callaloo, vol. 31, no. 4, 2008

 

Reviews

Mathews, Timothy. “Singularity and Collision: Aimé Césaire, Pablo Picasso, Corps Perdu.” Esprit Createur, vol. 55, no. 1, 2015

Murdoch, H. Adlai. “The Original 1939 'Notebook of a Return to the Native Land'.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 45, no. 2, 2014

Murdoch, H. Adlai. “Solar Throat Slashed: The Unexpurgated 1948 Edition.” Modern Language Review, vol. 107, no. 4, 2012

Cannon, C. W. “Solar Throat Slashed.” New Orleans Review, vol. 37, no. 2, 2011

Olszewski, Lawrence. “Solar Throat Slashed: The Unexpurgated 1948 Edition.” Library Journal, vol. 136, no. 11, 2011

Misani. “Aimé Césaire's 'Solar Throat Slashed' Illuminates Diaspora Realism.” New York Amsterdam News, vol. 102, no. 46, 2011

Eshleman, Clayton. “Aimé Césaire’s Lost, Found, Scattered Body.” Callaloo, vol. 31, no. 4, 2008

Smith, Annette. “’A Man Was Here’: Aimé Césaire Revisited.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 37, no. 2, 2006

Munro, Martin. “Notebook of a Return to the Native Land.Modern Language Review, vol. 100, no. 1, 2005

Davis, Gregson. “On Césaire.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 26, no. 2, 1995

Snyder, Emile. “Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 15, no. 4, 1984

Hale, Thomas A. “Aimé Césaire: Some African Poems in English.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 15, no. 1, 1984

 

Interviews

Miles, William F.S. “’Metaphysical Considerations Can Come Later, But the People Have Children to Feed’: An Interview with Aimé Césaire.” French Politics, Culture & Society, vol. 27, no. 3, 2009

Rowell, Charles H. “It Is Through Poetry That One Copes With Solitude: An Interview with Aimé Césaire.” Callaloo, vol. 38, 1989

 

Criticism

Kaisary, Philip and Mariana Past. “Haiti, Principle of Hope: Parallels and Connections in the Works of C. L. R. James, Derek Walcott, Aimé Césaire, and Édouard Glissant.” Atlantic Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 2020

Hiddleston, Jane. “Poetry in the World: Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, and the Language of Landscape.” Francophone Literature as World Literature, Moraru et al. (eds.), 2020

Frost, Jackqueline and Jorge E. Lefevre Tavárez. “Tragedy of the Possible: Aimé Césaire in Cuba, 1968.” Historical Materialism, vol. 28, no. 2, 2020

Hiddleston, Jane. “Languages of Return: Aimé Césaire and Dany Laferrière.” Studies in Travel Writing, vol. 22, no. 2, 2018

Allen, Jason. “Aimé Césaire and The Divine Comedy: Self-Enlightenment and the Dialectic of Relation in And the Dogs Were Silent.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 4, 2017

Crichlow, Michaeline A. and Gregson Davis. “Aimé Césaire: Critical Perspectives [Special Section].” South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115, no. 3, 2016

Walker, Keith Louis. “Anténor Firmin, Aimé and Suzanne Césaire: In Search of Africa and Ourselves.” L'Esprit Créateur, vol. 56, no. 1, 2016

Nolden, Thomas. “Farcical Heroism: Aimé Césaire Reads Homer, Virgil, and Plautus.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 51, no. 5, 2015

Nesbitt, Nick.  “From Louverture to Lenin: Aimé Césaire and Anticolonial Marxism.” Small Axe, vol. 48, 2015

Diagne, Souleymane Bachir. “Rereading Aimé Césaire: Negritude as Creolization.” Small Axe, vol. 48, 2015

Prieto, Eric. “Rethinking Aimé Césaire: Presentation.” Small Axe, vol. 48, 2015

Noland, Carrie. “Césaire, Chamoiseau, and the Work of Legacy.” Small Axe, vol. 48, 2015

 

Works

Poetry Collections

Comme un Malentendu de Salut (1994)

Moi, Luminaire (1982)

Cadastre (1973), original French version published in 1961

Ferrements (1960)

With Pablo Picasso: Corps Perdu (1950)

Solar Throat Slashed The Unexpurgated 1948 Edition (2011), original French version published in 1948

Les Armes Miraculeuses (1946)

Return to My Native Land (1968), original French version published in1939

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

State of the Union (1966)

Discourse on Colonialism (2000), original French version published in 1955

 

Plays/Scripts

A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre (1992), original French version published in 1969

A Season in the Congo (1968), original French version published in 1967

The Tragedy of King Christophe (1970), original French version published in 1963

Et les Chiens se Taisaient (1958)