The Resource Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov

Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov

Label
Texaco
Title
Texaco
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • frecpf
  • eng
Summary
"Of black Martinican provenance, Patrick Chamoiseau gives us Texaco (winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize), an international literary achievement, tracing one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history: a novel that is as much about self-affirmation engendered by memory as it is about a quest for the adequacy of its own form."--BOOK JACKET. "In a narrative composed of short sequences, each recounting episodes or developments of moment, and interspersed with extracts from fictive notebooks and from statements by an urban planner, Marie-Sophie Laborieux, the saucy, aging daughter of a slave affranchised by his master, tells the story of the tormented foundation of her people's identity. The shantytown established by Marie-Sophie is menaced from without by hostile landowners and from within by the volatility of its own provisional state. Hers is a brilliant polyphonic rendering of individual stories informed by rhythmic orality and subversive humor that shape a collective experience."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamoiseau, Patrick
Dewey number
843
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3949.2.C45
LC item number
T4913 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Réjouis, Rose-Myriam
  • Vinokur, Val
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Martinique
Target audience
adult
Label
Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Texaco
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 401 p.
Isbn
9780679432357
Lccn
96026976
System control number
  • OCM34984265
  • CARL034984265
Label
Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau ; translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokurov
Publication
Note
Translation of: Texaco
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 401 p.
Isbn
9780679432357
Lccn
96026976
System control number
  • OCM34984265
  • CARL034984265

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