The impossible ecstacy: An analysis of V.Y. Mudimbe's Dechirures

Cailler, Bernadette
December 1993
Research in African Literatures;Winter93, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p15
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes African poet Valentin Mudimbe's book of poetry `Dechirures'. Gap between language and reality; Formulation of the thought that the writing of poems would not be the first choice of the subject; Inspiration from the 16th century mystic John of the Cross; Attempt at sabotaging poet's own works; Provocation of several remarks on the part of the reader.


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