A Critical Edition of Haitian Writer Roger Dorsinville's "Memoirs of Haiti" (Caribbean Studies No. 14 Critical edition)

A Critical Edition of Haitian Writer Roger Dorsinville's "Memoirs of Haiti" (Caribbean Studies No. 14 Critical edition)

By: Roger Dorsinville (author), Cary Hector (foreword_author), Marie Helene Laforest (preface_author), Max Dorsinville (volume_editor)Paperback

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Ostensibly about Roger Dorsinville's personal recollections of 20th-century Haitian history, these memoirs offer background in the rise of the Duvalier regime due to the turpitudes locking Haiti's intellectual and socio-political elite into a pattern of repition.

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Max Dorsinville was born in Haiti, and raised in Canada and the United States. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. Professor of English at McGill University, where he teaches Caribbean, postcolonial and modernist literature, he is the author of several works of literary criticism, including Caliban Without Prospero (1974); Le Pays natal (1983); and Solidarites (1988), The Rule of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier in Two Novels by Roger Dorsinville (Mellen, 1999), Post-Colonial Stories by Roger Dorsinville (Mellen, 2001), and A Critical Edition of Haitian Writer Roger Dorsinville's Memoirs of Africa (2002). He has also written two novels - James Wait et les lunettes noires (1995) and Erzulie Loves Shango (1998).


Preface by Marie Helene Laforest - Foreword by Cary Hector - Introduction - Memoirs of Haiti: Childhood, Birth of the Father; Emerging Black Consciousness; Schooldays; Flashbacks; Military School; Perard Affair; My prisons; Nationalism-1930; Merry-Go-Round; Elie Lescot; Five Glorious Days (7-11 January, 1946); First Military Junta; Estime's Chief of Staff; Some Affairs of the Time (Astrel Roland, Gerard Viaud, Jean Remy); Prisoner then Minister; Collusions and Sumptuosities; Duvalier; Cultural Life; Writer; Walking Backward - Epilogue - Obituary - Appendices: - "Reading and Listening to Memoirs of Haiti," article by Claude Moise - "The Calixte Conspiracy," Defense Plea by Roger Dorsinville - "I Remember Roger Dorsinville, the Haitian Evangelist," testimony by Daniel Gay - "What is to be Done," poem by Roger Dorsinville - "Language and Mask in Roger Dorsinville's African Fiction," article by Max Dorsinville - "Autobiography and Memoirs of Haiti," article by Jean L. Prophete - "Emerging from the Shadow of the Father: Memoirs of Haiti," article by Amber Austin - "Coming Out of Exile on a Jazz Beat: Memoirs of Haiti," article by Tracy-Beck Fenwick - "The Call-and-Response Form of Memoirs of Haiti," article by Michelle Holmes - "On Carnival and Memoirs of Haiti," article by Johanna Neuschwander Bibliography; Index

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  • publication date: 31/12/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780773469259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780773469259
  • ISBN10: 0773469257
  • translations: French
  • edition: Critical edition

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