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  • ISBN: 9780226526225
  • ISBN10: 0226526224

Blank Darkness

by Christopher Miller

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1986
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List of Illustrations Preface Part One: Introduction 1. "Telle figure que l'on veut": Deriving a Discourse A Discourse with Tails Names for a Distance Orientalism and Africa Ambivalence in Antiquity Blameless Ones and Headless Ones The "Idea" of Blackness Aniaba and Zaga-Christ Nigri Idolatrae French Priority and French Desire "Africa," Dream and Discourse Part Two: Africanist Poetics 2. Baudelaire in the Nineteenth Century: Black and White in Color Introduction Les Curiosits esthtiques TheSalonof 1845 TheSalonof 1846 Writing on the Void Baudelaire and Gobineau Black Irreflection Creole Creativity The Creole Lady But Not Satisfied "La Belle Dorothe" The Swan, the Slave, and the Rhetoric of Nostalgia Equality and Hierarchy 3. "Je est un ngre," or Rimbaud's Africanist Adventures Introduction The Poetry "Mauvais Song" "Dmocratie" Rimbaud "chez les ngres" The Myth of Writing The Myth of the Slave Trade Rimbaud and Myth Part Three: Africanist Narrative 4. The Discoursing Heart: Conrad'sHeart of Darkness Africa and the Novel Narrating Backwards "Heart" and "Darkness": Condensing and Lying "Those Savages" Conrad and Rimbaud Heart of Darknessand the French 5. No One's Novel: Sade'sAline et Valcour Framing Disruption The Body Dis-organized Libertinism and the Figure of Africa 6. Cline the Obscure The Endless Night In Bambola-Bragamance 7. Dis-figuring Narrative: Plagiarism and Dismemberment in Yambo Ouologuem'sLe Devoir de Violence The African and the Novel Plagiarism, Legally Identity of the Text The Purloined Quotation Marks Lettre la France ngre Narration inLe Devoir de violence Ouologuem and Libertinism 8. Conclusion Bibliography Index
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