A Limited Caribbeanness? The Continental Caribbean as: Visions of Hell in Alejo Carpentier's El siglo de las luces and Maryse Condé's La vie scélérate

Title
A Limited Caribbeanness? The Continental Caribbean as: Visions of Hell in Alejo Carpentier's El siglo de las luces and Maryse Condé's La vie scélérate
Author
Odile Ferly
Mots-clés
Behavioral sciences -- Sociology -- Human societies
Arts -- Literature -- Literary elements
Behavioral sciences -- Sociology -- Social organization
History -- Historical periods -- Modern Era
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics -- Game theory
Physical sciences -- Earth sciences -- Geography
Physical sciences -- Earth sciences -- Geology
Physical sciences -- Earth sciences -- Hydrology
Résumé
Alejo Carpentieri El siglo de las luces and Maryse Condé's La vie scélérate are both novels that reflect the wandering of the Caribbean people, on the individual as well as collective level. These two works explore intraregional connections, more specifically between Cuba, Guadeloupe and French Guyana at the time of the French and Haitian revolutions for Carpentieri novel and between Guadeloupe, Panama, and California in the early twentieth century for Maryse Condé's novel. What is striking is the way in which, what with the climate and the hard working conditions endured by the new migrants, the continental Caribbean figures as an earthly version of Hell in these works by Antilleans.
Année de parution
2009
Journal
Caribbean Quarterly
Volume
55
Issue
1
Number of Pages
43-59,
ISBN Number
00086495