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Frankétienne: towards an aesthetic of rewriting

  title={Frankétienne: towards an aesthetic of rewriting},
  author={Rachel Douglas},
This thesis examines the Haitian writer Franketienne's practice of rewriting his own texts, a feature of his work which frequently has been overlooked. It argues that rewriting shapes his oeuvre, providing him with the opportunity to mirror the characteristic openness and mobility of his principal literary aesthetic, the Spiral. Rewriting also enables him to bring out certain themes more clearly, such as zombification, deciphering, and cannibalism. These aesthetic and thematic aspects are, the… Expand


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