Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French (Paperback)

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"Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French is a brilliant and altogether convincing analysis of the way in which Western writers, from Homer to the twentieth century have . . . imposed their language of desire on the least-known part of the world and have called it 'Africa.' There are excellent readings here of writers ranging from Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Sade, and Céline to Conrad and Yambo Ouologuem, but even more impressive and important than these individual readings is Mr. Miller's wide-ranging, incisive, and exact analysis of 'Africanist' discourse, what it has been and what it has meant in the literature of the Western world."—James Olney, Louisiana State University

About the Author

Christopher L. Miller is professor in the Department of French and the Program in African and African-American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780226526225
ISBN-10: 0226526224
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 1986
Pages: 283
Language: English