Aimé Fernand Césaire (1913-2008): The Clarity of Struggle

Authors

  • John J. Simon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-060-02-2008-06_6

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History

Abstract

The poet, dramatist, and politician, Aimé Césaire, who died on April 17, aged ninety-four, saw this work, indeed all his work, as a weapon, perhaps best exemplified in Une Tempète. In his introduction to it, Robin G. D. Kelley, wrote "the weapon of poetry may be Césaire's greatest gift to a world still searching for freedom."

Published

2008-06-06

Issue

Section

Remembrance