Faculty Book: Édouard Glissant
Édouard Glissant, in collaboration with Sylvie Séma
La Terre Magnétique: Les errances de Rapa Nui, l’île de Pâques
(Paris: Seuil, 2007)
Sylvie and Édouard Glissant’s intention was not to add hypotheses to those many that have attempted to pierce the mystery of Easter island. They wanted to touch imaginatively the stirring of a place that is both primordial and yet so contemporary, tormented and yet liberated, solitary and yet not alone, whose population, descended from a unique and legendary stock, today enjoys a peaceful existence based on its very diversity and its relationship with the world. Sylvie Glissant, during her stay there, assembled notes, drawings, photos, films, which she then discussed with Édouard Glissant. The volume presents what is essential in their collaboration. Édouard Glissant is a distinguished professor of French at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: OCT 31, 2007