Poet, philosopher, and writer, Édouard Glissant (1928–2011) introduced the notion of antillanité as a way of reconsidering the world as archipelago. A Martinican thinker of the creolization of cultures and the poetics of relation, his multifaceted oeuvre moves between the essay (Faulkner, Mississippi), poetry (The Indies), fiction (The Fourth Century), and theater (Monsieur Toussaint). In 1958, he was awarded the Prix Renaudot for The Ripening. Édouard Glissant taught in the United States at Louisiana State University and at the City University in New York. In 2006, he founded the Institut du Tout-Monde in Paris.BOOKMARK
An Eye to the Future: On Édouard Glissant’s “Sun of Consciousness”
Matt Reeck explores the boundless imagination of Édouard Glissant.