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Eating Well, Reading Well: Maryse…

Eating Well, Reading Well: Maryse Condé and the Ethics of…

by Nicole Simek

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While rejecting a conception of literature as moral philosophy, or a device for imparting particular morals to the reader through exemplary characters and plots, Maryse Cond�e has displayed throughout her writing career a strong valorization of literature as ethical critique. This study examines her singular approach to literary commitment as a critical reworking of aesthetic models and modes of interpretation. Focusing on four dominant problematics in Cond�e's work--history and globalization in La Belle Cr�eole and Moi, Tituba sorci�ere ... noire de Salem, intertextuality and reception in La migrat.… (more)

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